Eisenhower says he will seek a second term, confident of health 60 years ago this hour (Feb 29 1956)


Video: 'Eisenhower Decision to Seek Second Term'

(Wednesday, February 29, 1956) — Speaking slowly and in a slightly hoarse voice, President Dwight D. Eisenhower explained tonight why he had agreed this morning to seek a second term in a television report to the nation.

The 65-year-old president frankly told his party tonight, however, that because of his heart attack last Sept. 24, he must restrict his activities in the conduct of his office and in the presidential campaign.

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