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With warm personal regards, Sincerely, Dwight Eisenhower Letter, Eisenhower to Hoover, September 24, 1948 In late September, Eisenhower wrote to Hoover with an invitation of his own. The now retired general had become president of Columbia University and in that role was to present a distinguished service award in geology. Since Herbert Hoover was one of the foremost geologists of his generation, it was logical for Eisenhower to extend an invitation to Hoover to join in the presentation. Eisenhower makes reference to John Casper Branner, who was Hoover’s advisor and mentor at the Stanford University.
C. November 12, 1948 General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower President Columbia University New York, New York Dear General Eisenhower: Mr. Eberstadt has kept me informed of the progress of the work of the committee on the National Security Organization. I wish to express my own and the Commission’s appreciation for your willingness to advise with the committee on this problem. We are all very hopeful that this study will result in a more effective and efficient organization for our national security.
Your appearance in this connection would be a great stimulus in this work. As you know, we have some 300 clubs in 120 cities over the country with a membership of some 350,000 boys. The work of the Boys Clubs in preventing delinquency and on allied problems is perhaps the most constructive that is going on in the country. Should you decide that you can undertake this, the organization will send you all the information and details. With kind regards, Yours faithfully, Herbert Hoover Accept______ Decline__√__ _√_ Other_______ General Dwight D.