Statement by the President on the Death of Douglas Southall Freeman.
I AM profoundly distressed at the news of the sudden passing of Douglas Southall Freeman.
America has lost one of her most distinguished citizens--a fine historian and an outstanding American. He was a true and valued personal friend whom I shall miss greatly.
Mrs. Eisenhower and I extend our deep sympathy to Mrs. Freeman and the members of her family.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Statement by the President on the Death of Douglas Southall Freeman. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231618