PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/15/1963 - HFSID 153788
Sale Price $450.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Former President sends thanks for the birthday note.
Typed Letter Signed: "D. E.", 1p, 7x10¼. On his Gettysburg stationery, 1963 October 15. To Mrs. Mollie Cullum, Palm Desert, California. In full: "Thank you very much for your nice birthday note. I am looking forward to seeing you at Palm Desert to express, in person, my appreciation of your thoughtfulness. With affectinate regard, As ever," WWII hero and former Allied Supreme Commander DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969) was as successful in politics as he was in war. Eisenhower, who was elected the nation's 34th President (1953-1961) in 1952, was determined to bring order and efficiency to the Administration in a new era of "dynamic conservatism". His domestic program, termed "Modern Republicanism", called for greater state government power, reduced federal intervention in the economy, revamped tax laws, increased Social Security benefits and improved interstate highways. Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Eisenhower went to South Korea following his election and subsequently oversaw the truce that ended the Korean War (1950-1953). He delivered his "Atoms for Peace" proposal to the United Nations in December 1953 and led the formation of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization the following year. Despite having suffered a serious heart attack in September 1955, Eisenhower won re-election by a landslide in 1956. Fold creases not at signature. Fine condition.
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