Eisenhower, Dwight D. Typed letter signed as President
, on pale green White House letterhead, one page, 9 x 6¾", Washington, June 13, 1959. To F. Peavey Heffelfinger, who was a millionaire Minneapolis grain dealer and chairman of the Republican Finance Committee: "I am grateful to you and Elizabeth for your note about Foster Dulles. I, too, felt a deep gratification at the outpouring of affection and admiration for this truly great man
…." Elizabeth Heffelfinger was the Republican National Committeewoman from Minnesota from 1948 to 1960 and the secretary of the party's 1960 national convention.
John Foster Dulles (1888-1959) was U.S. Secretary of State under Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He advocated an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world, to the point of brinkmanship. He often called "nationalism" by the name "communism" as an excuse to interfere in, and even overthrow, other governments. With his brother, Allen Dulles (1893-1969), as head of the CIA, the two controlled both overt and covert operations of U.S. foreign policy.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.