• Short Summary

    DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER AND MAMIE GENEVA DOUD EISENHOWER (NAMES CQ) CELEBRATED THEIR 43RD (forty-third) WEDDING ANNIVERSARY JULY FIRST, WEDNESDAY, WITH AN INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER WITH MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE STAFF AND THEIR WIVES IN THE FAMILY QUARTERS OF THE EXECUTIVE MANSION EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

  • Description

    DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER AND MAMIE GENEVA DOUD EISENHOWER (NAMES CQ) CELEBRATED THEIR 43RD (forty-third) WEDDING ANNIVERSARY JULY FIRST, WEDNESDAY, WITH AN INFORMAL GET-TOGETHER WITH MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE STAFF AND THEIR WIVES IN THE FAMILY QUARTERS OF THE EXECUTIVE MANSION EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

    THE STAFF PRESENTED THEM WITH TWO WHITE PINE TREES, WHICH WILL BE PLANTED NEAR THE GATEWAY OF THEIR GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA FARM. THEIR SON, MAJOR JOHN S. EISENHOWER, A WHITE HOUSE AIDE, WAS AMONG THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF PRESENT...BUT...HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN WERE AT THEIR HOME ON A CORNER OF THE GETTYSBURG FARM.

    IKE AND MAMIE WERE MARRIED AT THE DOUD FAMILY HOME IN DENVER, COLORADO ON JULY 1ST, 1916.

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE GUESTS OF HONOR AND THEIR WIVES THAT THE FIRST PART OF THE EVENING BELONGED TO THEM, BUT THAT THE LATTER PART WAS FOR SOX OTHERS.

    THEY WERE NEIL H. MC-ELROY, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND HIS WIFE, WHO CELEBRATED THEIR THIRTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MONDAY -- MAJOR GENERAL AND MRS. LEONARD D. HEATON, WHOSE ANNIVERSARY WAS YESTERDAY (6/03/59) -- AND THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. EISENHOWER.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, MR. EISENHOWER WAS ASKED -- AT HIS WEEKLY NEWS CONFERENCE -- IF HE HAD A FORMULA FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE -- TO WHICH HE REPLIED:
    "NO, I HAVEN'T ANY FORMULA. I CAN JUST SAY IT'S BEEN A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE AND I, SPEAKING FROM MY, THE ADVANTAGE OF MY YEARS, I WOULD SAY THIS: THAT A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE I THINK GETS HAPPIER AS THE YEARS GO BY, THAT'S ABOUT ALL."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GAG5MV0G8L490A28N13GP28W
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GAG5MV0G8L490A28N13GP28W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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