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Lot #65
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, July 13, 1955. Letter to Alabama Governor James Folsom, in full: “I greatly appreciate your kindness in sending me a cordial invitation to attend the traditional Blue and Gray football game played in Montgomery on the last Saturday in December. Although I hope to be in your part of the South at the time, I have had to make a firm rule not to leave the Augusta National grounds during any of my visits there, in order that I may get the rest and complete relaxation that is so necessary for me. In view of the fact that there is no possibility of my accepting the suggestion, and because of my extremely heavy schedule at present, I have written to Mr. Brightwell personally to express my regret. A copy of my letter to him is enclosed.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. The Civil Rights Movement presented tense moments for both President Eisenhower and Governor Folsom, with the latter, a noted moderate on racial equality, facing the Martin Luther King, Jr.-orchestrated Montgomery Bus Boycott by year’s end.

Ex. JFF Autographs, March 24, 1986; sale 4/86, lot 2. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs And Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #479 - Ended July 13, 2016

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