Boykin wrote this letter after returning from a trip through Asia and Europe with the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. In it he praises the president's work and describes the positive perception of Eisenhower in the countries visited.
Homer Gruenther served as the assistant to the deputy assistant to the president from 1953 to 1961. In this letter to him and his wife, Boykin sends New Year greetings and reminisces about their work together during the Eisenhower administration.
In the message the congressmen criticize the president's involvement in the integration of the University of Mississippi, and they compare his actions to President Eisenhower's intervention in Little Rock, Arkansas. They demand the "immediate...
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