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34th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Ike E”, one page, 7×10, The White House Washington stationery, April 23, 1960, to Mrs. William F. Tompkins in Richmond, Virginia, in full:
Thanks for letting me know of the editorial notice that the Richmond paper took of my putting and my putting difficulties. Don’t tell them, but neither the new putter nor my own Calamity Jane (I have a duplicate of Bob Jones’ that was given to me about a year ago by some of the press people) seems to produce the magic that I look for — and need!
Mamie and I look forward to seeing you and Bill at West Point.
“Calamity Jane” was the famed putter used by golf legend Bobby Jones to win 13 major championships, including the Grand Slam in 1930.
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William F. Tompkins served as the United States Attorney from New Jersey after Eisenhower nominated him for the post in 1953. He resigned in 1954 when Eisenhower appointed him to serve as Assistant U.S. Attorney General, in charge of the Internal Security Division, established to counter subversive activities. Tompkins supervised the conviction of over 100 Communist Party leaders for illegal and subversive activities. He served in the Eisenhower Administration until 1958.