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    Dwight Eisenhower: Group of Inaugural Material including: three large (9.25" x 12.75") inaugural invitations (two for 1953 and one for 1957); an invitation to the 1953 inaugural ball all to Major General Howard Snyder; one large 1957 inaugural invitation to Major Richard Snyder; two unused tickets to the 1957 inaugural ball; and, two large (13.25" x 11") Christmas gifts from President and Mrs. Eisenhower, one a picture of the Green Room of the White House, and the other, pictures of the Eisenhowers with printed signatures.

    General Snyder became closely acquainted with Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II, serving as General Eisenhower's personal physician. Snyder continued his association with the Eisenhower family after the war. In January 1951 General Snyder was again called to active duty and was assigned to Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe (SHAPE) where he soon became a special adviser to General Eisenhower. After retiring from military service, Snyder rode Eisenhower's campaign train in September 1952 during Eisenhower's successful bid for the presidency. After Eisenhower's inauguration as President in January 1953, Snyder was appointed to the White House staff and remained the President's personal physician throughout the Administration. General Snyder rendered initial treatment to Dwight Eisenhower when the President suffered a heart attack in September 1955. Most have original transmittal envelopes. All are in fine condition.

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