This career Army officer participated in both world wars, but is remembered for his role in the Eisenhower administration; he began as deputy assistant to the president in 1953, advanced to assistant to the president in 1958 and replaced Sherman Adams in 1958, acting as Eisenhower's chief of staff. Item #15103
Superb IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.d. Very good. Handsome official Army-issue head-and-shoulders portrait in full uniform, boldly inscribed along the lower margin "To Peter Thayer -- / With best wishes -- / Wilton B Persons / The Assistant to the President." Not dated, but clearly accomplished in office.