Fascinating Association Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Letter Discussing the Balanced Budget and Future Watergate Indicted Co-conspirator, Maurice Stans Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) thirty-fourth President (1953-1961). Eisenhower was a career soldier and was promoted to five-star general. He was named by Franklin Roosevelt as the Supreme Allied Commander in charge of invading Europe, and accepted Germany's surrender at Rheims. After the war, he was president of Columbia University and Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), before defeating Adlai Stevenson for President in 1952 and 1956. During his administration, he concluded the Korean War, built an interstate highway system, and dispatched troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to insure peaceful integration. Typed letter signed, one page, 9" x 6.74", March 21, 1959, White House -- Washington. This typed letter signed with original transmittal envelope is addressed to Douglass Campbell, a noted collector of Presidential autographs. The letter, dated March 21, 1959, reads in full, "Dear Mr. Campbell: Thank you for your note -- and for your promise of assistance on the matter of the balanced budget. I greatly appreciate your support of the position of the Administration, of whom Mr. Stans is an articulate and persuasive member, on this vital and important issue. With best wishes, Sincerely, Dwight D. Eisenhower." Stans worked as an accountant for many years before serving in the Eisenhower administration as Deputy Postmaster General (1955-57), Deputy Budget Director (1957-58), and Director of the Budget (1958-61). Stans later became (1969) Secretary of Commerce under President Richard M. Nixon, but resigned (1971) to work as finance chairman for Nixon's reelection campaign. Thought to have been involved in the Watergate affair, he was indicted (1973) for perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the government, but was acquitted (1974) of all charges. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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