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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed As President of Columbia University "Dwight D. Eisenhower". One page, 8" x 10.5", on Columbia University letterhead, New York, July 24, 1948, in ink, to Henry Luhrs, Shippenburg, Pennsylvania. "The invitation you extend me is an honor far above my own merits." So writes Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) as he declines an invitation to speak at the 85th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. This letter was written while Eisenhower was President of the Columbia University, a position he held from 1948-1953. He relinquished the position to run for President of the United States. Near fine condition save for the usual fold creases. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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