PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/13/1957 - HFSID 295444
Sale Price $722.50
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
The President writes a letter talking about differences between the Republican and Democratic parties.
Typed Letter signed: "D.E." as U.S. President, 1 page, 6¾x8¾. Newport, Rhode Island, 1957 September 13. On letterhead of The White House addressed to Mr. George O. Strecker, Chicago, Illinois. In full: "Dear George: Thank you for your note. Despite the fact that mamie and I are enjoying fully our visit here in Newport, I cannot but feel slightly envious to know that you and Frances are going to Denver for your annual visit. I agree with your thesis that perhaps the Republican Party has not emphasized as strongly as it might have the essential differences - - which both you and I recognize - - between the two major parties. I have had several talks with Meade Alcorn on the subject, and I think that our position will be a little more clearly stated in the future. With warm regard, Sincerely," Accompanied by the transmittal envelope, postmarked Newport, Rhode Island, September 13, 1957. 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 folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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