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Shivers Official Statement 1955-09-18.jpg
Shivers’ endorsement of President Eisenhower for reelection in 1956. Eisenhower’s support for the Texas tidelands claim, along with his stance on separation of powers and states’ rights, ensured Shivers’ endorsement in 1952 and 1956.

Official Statement Shivers 1952-10-22.jpg
Shivers’ support for Eisenhower demonstrated his desire to place political issues before party loyalty. Supporting a Republican for president was controversial, but helped reaffirm Shivers’ stance on conservative principles and states’ rights.

Shivers Official Memorandum 1956-09-27.jpg
An official memorandum from Allan Shivers designating October 13, 1956 as "Ike Day," in celebration of President Dwight Eisenhower. The memorandum compliments Eisenhower's achievements and praises him for being the only Texas who has served as chief…

Murchison to Shivers 1952-10-07.jpg
A letter from Clint Murchison to Allan Shivers confirming that 600,000 copies of The Daily Texan were sent to "every rural route box in Texas." The newspaper highlights the support Texans have for Dwight Eisenhower and indicates a strong movement by…

Allan Shivers to The Advisory Committee on Segregation 1956-02-23.jpeg
Shivers reaffirming his support for the interposition proposal and an amendment to the U.S Constitution clarifying and strengthening the Tenth Amendment.

Shivers to Bob 1956-09.jpg
A letter from Allan Shivers to Robert "Bob" Hayes thanking him for his support during the Mansfield Crisis. Shivers views the majority of responses to his Mansfield decision as favorable.

Shivers to Rep. Joe Pool 1956-09.jpg
Shivers’ response to State Representative Joe Pool. The Governor denied the request for a special session of the legislature to consider outlawing the NAACP’s practices in Texas for the moment.

Allan Shivers wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower a happy birthday, and looks forward to their next visit with each other. This demonstrates Shivers and Eisenhower's friendly relationship outside the political arena.

Allan Shivers thanks Dwight D. Eisenhower the birthday wish, and Shivers looks forward to their next visit. This demonstrates Shivers and Eisenhower's friendly relationship outside the political arena.

1953_07_16_Shivers_to_DDE (5).pdf
Allan Shivers shares his thought to Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Supreme Court case (Brown v. Board of Education). Shivers states that "there is nothing more local that the public school system. This demonstrates Shivers stance on school segregation,…
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