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Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) to Lewis L. Strauss

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.21 Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 31 July 1953 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Eisenhower replies to a letter from Strauss written on the same page. Strauss informs that despite headlines about the atomic powered submarines, there was no security breach. States that the news came from a report made to Congress by Strauss' predecessor on 30 June 1953. Eisenhower replies, "The only question is: was the report, in this particular, wise and necessary?" On White House stationary.

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Strauss, Lewis L., 1896-1974.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Science and Technology, President Navy, Cold War, Nuclear Energy

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Fifties