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President Eisenhower inscribes a photograph to a prominent Jewish Congressman
[Washington, D.C.], 1953/1954. 8" x 10". "Photograph Signed ?For Congressman Louis B. Heller. ?" warm personal / regard and with best wishes to a distinguished American / Dwight D. Eisenhower? as President. After completing and signing his inscription, before he presented the photograph to Heller, Eisenhower added ? ?" warm personal / regard and? with a different pen. The President had most likely reminded himself that he had personally met and spoken with Congressman Heller at an informal White House luncheon on May 12, 1953. Sepiatone, 8? x 10?. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition. Prominent Jewish leader Louis Benjamin Heller (1905-1993) represented Brooklyn in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 until he resigned on July 21, 1954, sixteen months after Eisenhower?s inauguration, to become a judge of the Court of Special Sessions of New York City, serving from July 22, 1954, to December 1958. Elected a justice of the City Court of the City of New York, he served until 1966; he was a judge of the Supreme Court of the State of New York from 1966-1977. In a message on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, on September 10, 1953, President Eisenhower said in part, ?Among the greatest lessons your history can teach, as the world struggles to find its way toward peace, are the patience and good will that have so frequently seen expression in the thousands of years of Jewish life. May this New Year bring to peoples of good faith everywhere the reassurance that more tranquil days are indeed near, and that the citizens of all nations will learn to live together with the understanding and harmony that God-loving people so fervently desire.?From the Collection of Louis B. Heller"
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