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Nixon, Pat (1912-1993) to Lewis L. Strauss and Alice H. Strauss

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.27 Author/Creator: Nixon, Pat (1912-1993) Place Written: Peking, China Type: Autograph note signed Date: 25 February 1972 Pagination: 1 postcard ; 10 x 15 cm.

Also signed "RN" by Richard Nixon. Sends a postcard picturing the Monument to the People's Heroes with greetings from Peking, China. Written during the Richard Nixon-Zhou Enlai talks on the first ever presidential visit to China.

Admiral Strauss Strauss headed the Atomic Energy Commission from 1953-1958.

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