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Harry S. Truman, The White House, February 27, 1947, to Josephus Daniels, Raleigh.

In this letter, President Truman discusses with Daniels, ownder and publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer the work of Charles Keck, the sculptor who had been chosen to execute the statue of the three presidents born in North Carolina. He praises Keck's work which includes a bust of Truman for the Senate gallery and a statue of Andrew Jackson at the Jackson County, Missouri, courthouse.

On October 19, 1948, President Truman visited Raleigh and delivered the main address at the unveiling of the monument on Capitol Square honoring the presidents which North Carolina gave the nation: James Knox Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower, The White House, February 7, 1956, to Governor Luther H. Hodges.


Dwight D. Eisenhower, The White House, February 7, 1956, to Governor Luther H. Hodges.

In this letter, President Eisenhower announces a series of regional conferences as part of the program of the President's Committee for Traffic Safety. While in Europe during World War II, then General Eisenhower viewed the ease of travel on the German autobahns, which convinced Eisenhower of the overwhelming need for safer and speedier highways in the United States. On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act; and interstate highways began to meet the challenge of the growing number of automobiles on the nation's highways. The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System was a major accomplishment of his administration as president.

 

Richard M. Nixon, The White House, December 8, 1973, to Governor James E. Holshouser.


Richard M. Nixon, The White House, December 8, 1973, to Governor James E. Holshouser.

Nixon notes the release of information on personal finances and indicates his hope that "this disclosure can be of even greater service if it helps to restore trust in this office and this President."

 

Gerald R. Ford, The White House, December 4, 1974, to Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr.


Gerald R. Ford, The White House, December 4, 1974, to Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr.

President Ford writes to enlist Governor Holshouser's "aid in the Nation's current efforts to fight inflation." Ford discusses his policies and asks for suggestions on ways to eliminate wasteful regulatory practices.

 

Jimmy Carter, Atlanta, February 3, 1971, to Governor Robert W. Scott.


Jimmy Carter, Atlanta, February 3, 1971, to Governor Robert W. Scott.

Carter thanks Scott for notification of the annual Southern Regional Education Board meeting and indicates that he plans to attend.

Governor Scott was chairman of the Southern Regional Education board in 1971. The letter from Carter was written while Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia.

 

Jimmy Carter autograph, February 8, 1978, on a White House business card.


Jimmy Carter autograph, February 8, 1978, on a White House business card.

This card was enclosed in a letter dated February 16, 1978 from Robert W. Scott, former governor of North Carolina and chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission, to then State Archivist Thornton W. Mitchell. President Carter consistently signs his name simply as Jimmy Carter.

 

Ronald Reagan, The White House, March 18, 1982, to Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.


Ronald Reagan, The White House, March 18, 1982, to Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

President Reagan thanks Governor Hunt for the gift of a plate depicting the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina presented to Reagan during a visit to the White House by North Carolina's United Teenager.

Last Modified: 11/10/2010

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