Lot 330: General Eisenhower at Columbia University

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October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Wells, ME, US
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Description: Paul H. Davis - General Secretary, Columbia University, NYC. Typed letter signed, July 29, 1948, 1p., regarding the views of General Dwight Eisenhower, who had become President of the University. Approx. 8 x 10-1/2 in. Davis was kidnapped by Mexican bandits after crash landing his plane while on border patrol in 1919. Davis earned his B.S. in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1922 and his engineers degree in 1923. His career included manager of the Pernambuco Light and Power Company in Recife, Brazil and manager of the Emergency Relief Administration in San Francisco before he returned to Stanford in 1936, where he was General Secretary and Director of the Stanford Associates. In 1946 he became General Secretary of Columbia University and three years later, Vice President.His papers are located at Stanford University and Columbia.
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