Eisenhower, Milton D.


1976 TLS as President Emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, sends corrections to his testimony before a Senate Subcommottee



Autograph ID: 5967
Condition: Very good, light spot top left, slight red date stamp top right
Description: “(1899-1985) Younger brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower, educational administrator, president of Kansas State University (1943-50), Pennsylvania State University (1950-56), and Johns Hopkins University (1956-67, 1971-72). He attended public schools and graduated from Kansas State in 1923 with a BS in industrial journalism. He was Director of Information for the US Dept. of Agriculture 1928-41, where he was a spokesman for the New Deal. Early in 1942, he was appointed director of the War Relocation Authority, the government agency responsible for the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during WW II. He resigned after 90 days, and from June 1942 to mid-1943 was associate director of the Office of War Information. While KSU President, he also served as 1st Chairman of the US National Commission for UNESCO. An advisor in the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, he was appointed Chairman of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence by President Johnson in 1968. The Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University, opened in 1964 and containing 2.5 million volumes, is named after him; it is almost entirely underground. The Milton S. Eisenhower Auditorium, a 2,595 seat center for the performing arts on the University Park campus of Penn State, opened in 1974. Eisenhower Hall, opened in 1951 on the Kansas State campus, is also named in his honor. The Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium is an acclaimed, student-organized lecture series founded in 1967 at Johns Hopkins University.

TLS on his 11 x 8 1/2 letterhead as Johns Hopkins University President Emeritus, Baltimore, July 30 1967, to the Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency. Eisenhower noted a few editorial corrections he has made in his testimony before the Subcommittee, apologizes for using a blue ink pen, his red ink pen being unusable. With June 1953 Reader’s Digest article, “Man Closest to the President” by Stanley High.”
Type: Letter

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