National Affairs: Last Days

When an old friend, General of the Army Omar Bradley, visited him recently in the White House, President Eisenhower asked: "Omar, what's it like to be in private life?" "It's great," answered Bradley with a smile. "You still have decisions to make—but you don't have to make them yesterday."

In the week that closed out his eight years in office, Dwight Eisenhower had a final briefing for John Kennedy, held his 193rd and last presidential press conference, greeted the last ambassador accredited to the U.S. during his stay in office (goateed Konan Bedie of the Ivory Coast, at 26 the youngest ambassador...

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