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Statement on the Death of Arthur E. Summerfield.

April 26, 1972

MRS. NIXON and I join with fellow citizens across the country in mourning the death of Arthur Summerfield, and in expressing our deepest sympathy to his family.

He was a loyal and good friend. He was an ardent and dedicated Republican. He was devoted to his country, and in his service to both party and country he earned the high admiration of men and women from both sides of the political aisle. He will be remembered by history as a great American whose career was symbolic of the finest aspects of our national character.

Note: Mr. Summerfield, 73, died of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach Fla.

He served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1952-53, and as Postmaster General, 1953-61.

Richard Nixon, Statement on the Death of Arthur E. Summerfield. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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