A Letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Written on the occasion of APWA's 1953 Round Table Conference, this letter was published in January 1954.

THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON

Mr. John Winters, President American Public Welfare Association Edgewater Beach Hotel Chicago, Illinois

Dear Mr. Winters:

I am pleased to send warm greetings to the members of the American Public Welfare Association and to extend my best wishes for the success of your Round Table Conference.

For many years our nation has been greatly indebted to your Association for its efforts to improve the welfare of our citizens. Your goals are in keeping with the objectives of the new administration, for we are determined not only to maintain the social gains already made, but to improve and extend them.

As a first step in this direction we have established the new Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Congress by approving this recommendation, also evidenced its deep concern for the worth and dignity of the individual. Programs affecting health, education, and welfare now have a permanent voice in the highest councils of the Federal Government. …

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