Telegram to General Eisenhower on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday.
YOU were expressing sentiments I greatly admire on television last night. It did my heart good to see you on your 75th birthday, so strong in spirit and body--as you are indeed in the hearts of all your countrymen. Lady Bird joins me in warmest congratulations and best wishes.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
[The Honorable Dwight Eisenhower, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania]
Note: The telegram was read by Bill D. Moyers, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 1965. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Telegram to General Eisenhower on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241205