PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 10/16/1959 - HFSID 16477
Sale Price $552.50
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Dwight D. Eisenhower sends a typed letter of thanks for the birthday wishes.
Typed Letter Signed: "D.E." as President, 1p, 6¾x9. The White House, Washington, 1959 October 16. To Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Lee, San Francisco. In full: "Thank you so much for your good wishes for my anniversary." Two days earlier, President Eisenhower had celebrated his 69th birthday. On October 3, 1960, Eisenhower became the oldest man to serve as President (since surpassed by Reagan), passing Andrew Jackson's record. Twenty-nine years after his West Point graduation (1915), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) received his fifth star and the rank of General of the Army (December 20, 1944). Only the year before, he had been appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (January 1944) and placed in command of the Normandy invasion, "Operation Overlord". An experienced leader, "Ike" had commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from June 1942 to December 1943, during which time he had directed the invasions of North Africa (November 1942) and Sicily (July-August 1943). On May 7, 1945, Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany at Rheims. During his two terms as 34th U.S. President (1953-1961), Eisenhower presented his famous "Atoms for Peace" plan to the United Nations (December 1953), issued the Eisenhower Doctrine, which provided aid to Middle-Eastern countries threatened by Communist aggression (January 1957), and dispatched troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce students' civil rights (September 1957). Eisenhower's rank of Five-Star General of the Army was restored in 1961, two months after his presidential term ended. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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