Proclamation 3164—Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Celebration
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the State of Oklahoma will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary of statehood in various parts of that State during the year 1957, and will hold, as a part of such celebration, the Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Exposition in Oklahoma City from June 14 to July 7, 1957; and
Whereas the Congress by joint resolution approved July 27, 1956, 70 Stat. 695 (Public Law 815, 84th Congress), has authorized the President of the United States of America, by proclamation or in such other manner as he may deem proper, to invite the States of the Union and foreign countries to participate in such celebration; and
Whereas participation by the States of the Union and foreign countries in the celebration of this auspicious event—the fiftieth anniversary of the statehood of Oklahoma—will contribute to our national welfare by promoting foreign and domestic commerce and by furthering harmonious and peaceful relationships with the peoples and nations of the world:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the aforesaid joint resolution of Congress and at the request of the Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do hereby invite the States of the Union and foreign countries to participate in the Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Exposition to be held at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from June 14 to July 7, 1957, inclusive.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-first.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
HERBERT HOOVER, Jr.,
Acting Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3164—Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Celebration Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307470