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President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Federal Role in Highway Safety

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As part of his safety initiative, President Eisenhower met with Truck Driver of the Year Gomer W. Bailey and his wife in June 1954.  The Baileys, of Denver, Colorado, presented the President with a model truck for his grandson David.  The President and Mr. Bailey discussed highway safety and their shared passion for fishing in the fields and streams of Colorado.  Mr. Bailey told reporters, "He's such a swell guy."  (Courtesy Dwight Eisenhower Library)

As part of his safety initiative, President Eisenhower met with
Truck Driver of the Year Gomer W. Bailey and his wife in June 1954.
The Baileys, of Denver, Colorado, presented the President with a model
truck for his grandson David. The President and Mr. Bailey discussed
highway safety and their shared passion for fishing in the fields and
streams of Colorado. Mr. Bailey told reporters, "He's such a swell
guy." (Courtesy Dwight Eisenhower Library)

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