TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, December 1, 1960. Letter to Congressman Seymor Halpern of New York, in part: "I gratefully acknowledge your November 21 letter. While the national election results disappointed me deeply, we all recognize that the battle for peace and freedom must go on regardless of Administration—and certainly every citizen hopes for success in that effort whether by one Administration or another. I wholeheartedly reciprocate your good wishes for the future." In fine condition, with a few light creases. A desirable letter with historic content on the 1960 presidential election, in which John F. Kennedy defeated Ike's vice president, Richard Nixon, in a memorable campaign. His sentiments expressing support for America—despite disappointment in the administration—evoke a bygone era of bipartisanship.
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