PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/16/1952 - HFSID 295448
Sale Price $510.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
He writes a letter to Chicago Tribune executive George Strecker thanking him for all he is doing to gain support in Illinois for Eisenhower's presidential campaign.
Typed Letter signed: "DE", 1 page, 5¾x7¾. Denver, Colorado, 1952 August 16. On letterhead of the Office of Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed to Mr. George Strecker, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Dear George: Thanks for your note of August 11th. It was very nice to have you and Frances here. I of course deeply appreciate all that you are doing to effect maximum unity and support in Illinois. Victory in Illinois would be doubly significant. Sincerely" Accompanied by the transmittal envelope addressed to Mr. to George Strecker, Chicago, Illinois and postmarked Denver, Colorado, August 18, 1952. 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. Soiled with adhesive on verso (heavily shown through). Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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