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    Dwight D. Eisenhower: Personally-Owned Presidential Golf Ball. Like many of our 20th-century presidents, Ike was an avid golfer. We offer one of his golf balls, a Titleist 8 stamped "Mr. President". The provenance regarding its acquisition is fairly extensive. The consignor's grandfather was Justin Leroy Johnson, a California Congressman from Stockton (1943-1957) and a delegate to the RNC in 1936 and 1946. Johnson developed a friendship with Richard Nixon, elected to the Congress from California in 1946. After becoming Vice-President, Nixon gave the ball to Johnson. Sometime in the 1950's, Johnson went on a golf outing to the Burning Tree Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The foursome included his son-in-law (the consignor's father), Congressman Everett Scrivner of Kansas and Congressman George Mahon of Texas. It was at this time that Johnson gave the Ike ball to his son-in-law as a gift. Besides the ball, the lot includes the Burning Tree scorecard from that day as well as two Burning Tree matchbooks.

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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