Washington DC: June 22, 1962. 8.5" x 11", 4 pp. folded dinner program signed by both the 34th U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), and by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower (1896 - 1979) along the bottom edge of front . The program is from a Republican Congressional Diner that took pace at Washington, D. C.'s Sheraton-Park Hotel on Friday, June 22, 1962, and was presumably signed by the former presidential couple at that time. A vertical fold runs through the center of each page, and affects the signed "h" in "Dwight" and the 'o" in "Doud". With expected light wrinkles, light overall toning, and a few scuffs on the back.
The front cover, decorated with a view of the U.S. Capitol Building, opens to reveal a list of dinner committee members on the second page; a program and menu (including "mignardise a la Republican" for dessert) on the third page ;and a list of Republican members of Congress on the last page. Eisenhower is listed as the keynote speaker. In his speech, Eisenhower incited the G.O.P. to vigorously oppose the current administration's policies. If the United States had any future, Eisenhower argued, it was based on the limited role of government, restricted and reasonable spending, and the streamlining of government bureaucracy. The Congressional Record has Eisenhower calling for a Republican Congress if America is to Stay Free. Near fine. Item #1984
"A sure-footed and dedicated Republican Congress can help preserve the necessary balance and perspective in government - even as our forefathers intended." - Eisenhower address.