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Letter from Arthur Ohnimus

The President
The White House
Washington 25, D.C.

My dear Mr. President:

May I invite your attention to the enclosed copy of Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27, adopted by the California Legislature of April 17, 1951.

An acknowledgment of the receipt of this resolution would be appreciated.

Yours respectfully,



Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27 -- Relative to General Douglas MacArthur

Whereas, General Douglas MacArthur has countless admirers throughout our Nation and the World because of his outstanding ability as a military leader; and

Whereas, It is impossible to enumerate General MacArthur's achievements, which range from becoming Brigadier General at the early age of 38, Superintendent of West Point at 39, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Supreme Commander of Allied Land, Air, and Sea Forces in the South Pacific during World War II, and Allied Supreme Commander accepting the surrender of Japan, where he remained as Supreme Commander; and

Whereas, General MacArthur has further distinguished himself by conducting the Korean War as Supreme Commander for the United Nations under extraordinary conditions; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of California, jointly, That the Members of the Legislature hereby express their admiration for General Douglas MacArthur's distinguished military record; and be it further

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly is directed to send copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States, and to General Douglas MacArthur.

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