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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1958 - HFSID 295456

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER The President writes a letter thanking his friend for the expressions of sympathy after Eisenhower's brother Arthur's death. Typed Letter signed: "DE." as President, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1958 February 8. On letterhead of The White House addressed to Mr.

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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
The President writes a letter thanking his friend for the expressions of sympathy after Eisenhower's brother Arthur's death.
Typed Letter signed: "DE." as President, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1958 February 8. On letterhead of The White House addressed to Mr. George O. Strecker, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Dear George: Thank you for the expressions of sympathy from Frances and yourself in the death of Arhur. I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness, as I know do the members of my family. With warm regard, Sincerely," Accompanied by the transmittal envelope addressed to Mr. George O. Strecker, Chicago, Illinois and postmarked February 10, 1958. In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969, born in Denison, Texas) became the fifth General elected President because of his military leadership during wartime (the others were George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Ulysses S. Grant). He headed the Allied Invasion of French North Africa (November 1942-May 1943) and directed the Allied Expeditionary Forces that invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, recaptured France and overcame Germany. Appointed by President Harry S Truman, he served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from November 19, 1945 to February 7, 1949. Eisenhower's efforts in that capacity included the unification of the armed services under a centralized command and the demobilization of the wartime army. Eisenhower, who accepted the surrender of Germany on May 7, 1945, became a highly respected officer of the U.S. Army, and his popularity carried him into the presidency. Serving as the nation's 34th President from 1953 to 1961, Eisenhower, like Grant, was a graduate of West Point and had held no previous elective office before becoming President. Ironically, Eisenhower and Grant were the only two Republican Presidents to serve two complete four-year terms until Ronald Reagan took office. Extremely popular, "Ike" was the first U.S. President constitutionally ineligible to run for a third term in 1960. Like Washington and Jackson, Eisenhower became an active farmer after serving his two terms as President. From the collection of George Strecker, an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune who became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, Frances, a long-time friend with Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Normal mailing fold. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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