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PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1955 - HFSID 87628

Richard Nixon sends a typed letter with information on an upcoming conference. Typed Letter Signed: "Dick" as Eisenhower's Vice President, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D. C., 1955 October 6. To The Honorable Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D. C.

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RICHARD NIXON
Richard Nixon sends a typed letter with information on an upcoming conference.
Typed Letter Signed: "Dick" as Eisenhower's Vice President, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D. C., 1955 October 6. To The Honorable Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D. C. In full: "As you may have noted in the press, the Conference on Equal Economic Opportunity scheduled to convene in Washington on October 25th will be held as planned. I am enclosing [not present] a copy of the program and list of the participants. You will note from the program that a panel discussion has been arranged which we hope will bring to light the successful experiences of several companies in developing an integrated work force in their plants. During the discussion it is my hope that other members of the Conference will be prepared to share with us their experiences in solving specific problems of employment discrimination. The absence of the President has, of course, made it necessary to cancel the dinner at the White House. However, I would like to extend to you and the other members of the Conference a cordial invitation to have dinner with eh members of the Cabinet, the Committee and myself at the Shoreham hotel at eight o'clock on the evening of the Conference. I have asked the Ambassador to the United Nations, the Honorable Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., to speak at the dinner. The Cabinet and Committee members will wear black tie, although a business suit will be entirely appropriate. Although the President will not be able to be with us, I am sure that the inspiration and leadership he has provided in this important area of national affairs will cause us to do all that we can to extend this vital program in which he is so deeply interested. With all good wishes, Sincerely," Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President of the United States in 1968 after representing California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and U.S. Senate (1951-1953) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President (1953-1961). He lost (1960), then won, extremely close Presidential elections (facing John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, respectively), then won re-election by a landslide against George McGovern in 1972. Nixon's re-election triumph rapidly turned sour, however, as the burgeoning Watergate scandal claimed more and more of his key aides and finally compelled his own resignation in August 1974. A pragmatic conservative who gained an early reputation as an anti-communist but achieved diplomatic triumphs in relations with China and the Soviet Union, Nixon's prolific writing in his retirement years helped repair his reputation and hasten his re-emergence as an elder statesman. Notes at blank margins. Staple holes at upper left corner. Fine condition.

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