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The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower first served as a five-star General and Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II. Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force that dislodged the German-led Axis Powers out of Africa during Operation Torch and oversaw the Invasion of Normandy that spelled the beginning of the end of German occupation of Europe. The Republican Eisenhower switched to politics and won the 1952 presidential election against Democrat Adlai Stevenson and was immediately steadfast in his resolve to contain the threat of Communism. Eisenhower oversaw the armistice agreement ended the Korean War. After the Soviets launched Sputnik, Eisenhower created NASA in response and launched the Space Race. Eisenhower, a moderate conservative, continued the expansion of Social Security and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, using federal troops to enforce school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas. Eisenhower enacted the Interstate Highway System that developed modern interconnected roads throughout the country. The country saw unprecedented prosperity during his two terms in office, leading to a Golden Age in America that is often looked back on with fondness.

This presented item is a typed letter on Official White House letterhead signed by the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The letter features “THE WHITE HOUSE” and “WASHINGTON” in blue lettering at the top of the document. The date of “May 22, 1954” appears on the right corner of the letter. The letter is addressed to a Mr. John McQuilken, the president of Municipal Finance Officers Association, about a meeting between the association and their Canadian counterparts titled “Municipal Financial Progress in a Year of Economic Change” and wishes them warm greetings and best wishes on the success of their conference. Eisenhower goes on to address the struggles faced by municipal financial officers and how the line between state and federal responsibility is blurring. Eisenhower goes on to speak of a special commission on Intergovernmental Relations and hopes the commission will answer any questions raised by the conference. He goes on to declare that municipal financial administrators play a great role in the economic freedom and prosperity of the nation and hopes the discussion in San Francisco will lead to the building of a better and stronger America. Eisenhower signed the bottom of the document in black ink. Eisenhower’s signature is bold and clear. The document features an ornate gold frame and the document rests inside upon a white matte with gold trim. The frame is in good condition and the letter within the frame is in great condition. The typed letter signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower that rests inside a 14 x 17-inch frame comes with an LOA from Beckett Authentication (AA09028).

1954 Dwight Eisenhower Signed Typed Letter On White House Letterhead In 14x17 Framed Display (Beckett)
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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $553.50
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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