Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Ralph H. Cake

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Ralph H. Cake

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Ralph H. Cake

1962 - 1998

This is a transcript of two oral history interviews with Ralph H. Cake. Cake began the first interview with an overview of his and his father's political background. He covered in detail his work both in Oregon and nationally for the Republican National Committee. Additional major subjects include the development of dams in the Columbia River basin and Communism as a campaign issue. He also describes meeting Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University in 1948 and the Presidential campaign of 1952. Additional persons mentioned in the interview include Wendell L. Willkie, Charles Linza McNary, and Robert A. Taft. The second interview began with an account of the meeting of the National Committee prior to the 1952 Republican National Convention. Much of interview was devoted to the issues surrounding the committees and delegates at the convention, as well as the following Presidential campaign. Individuals mentioned in the interview include Earl Warren and Joseph McCarthy. He ended the interview with his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Company and a discussion of international relations between the United States and countries in Latin America. An index to personal names is included at the end of the transcript.

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