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Nixon, Richard M. (1913-1994) to Lewis L. Strauss

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00162.26 Author/Creator: Nixon, Richard M. (1913-1994) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 July 1968 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks Admiral Strauss for his influence in gaining the endorsement of President Eisenhower in the 1968 presidential election, referred to as "the historic decision announced by the General last night." Written on Nixon's personal stationery.

People: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Strauss, Lewis L., 1896-1974.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, Election, President, Government and Civics, Vice President

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