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Great Seal Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1954


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Date Visitor Country Description
January 27-30, 1954 President Bayar Turkey At the invitation of the President. Addressed U.S. Congress January 29. Afterwards visited Princeton (New Jersey), New York City, Cleveland and Toledo (Ohio), Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas (Nevada), Dallas (Texas), and Raleigh (North Carolina). Private visit to New York City February 20. Departed U.S. February 27.
May 3-5, 1954 Governor General Massey Canada Addressed U.S. Congress May 4.
May 26-29, 1954 Emperor Haile Selassie Ethiopia At the invitation of the President. Addressed U.S. Congress May 4. Afterwards visited Princeton (New Jersey), New York City, Boston (Massachusetts), Ann Arbor and Lansing (Michigan), Chicago, St. Paul (Minnesota), Spokane and Seattle (Washington), San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans (Louisiana) and Fort Benning (Georgia). Also traveled to Canada (June 3-7) and Mexico (June 19-24). Left U.S. July 12.
June 1-5, 1954 Prime Minister Menderes Turkey Official visit. Discussed economic and financial matters.
June 25-29, 1954 Prime Minister Churchill United Kingdom Informal visit to Washington
July 13-17, 1954 Prime Minister Ben Halim Libya Unofficial visit. Discussed U.S. military base rights and economic assistance.
July 26-31, 1954President Rhee Korea State visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Departed U.S. August 8.
October 14-21, 1954 Prime Minister Mohammed Ali Pakistan Official guest.
October 18-21, 1954 President Tubman Liberia State visit. In U.S. October 16-November 12, visiting Akron, Chicago, Springfield (Ill.), Detroit, Cleveland, New York City, Tuskegee (Ala.), and Atlanta.
October 27-30, 1954 Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Signed Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. November 1.
November 7-13, 1954 Prime Minister Yoshida Japan In U.S. November 2-14, while returning from Europe, visiting New York City, San Francisco and Honolulu (Hawaii).
November 17-20, 1954 Premier Mendes-France France Discussed European and Far Eastern affairs, visited New York City, and addressed UN General Assembly. Departed U.S. November 23.
November 21-25, 1954 Chancellor Raab Austria Official visit. Afterwards visited Miami, New Orleans, St. Louis, and New York City. Departed U.S. December 5. Stopped in New York City December 9 after visiting Canada.
November 23-26, 1954 Prime Minister Erlander Sweden Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.
November 23-26, 1954 Prime Minister Torp Norway Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.
November 23-26, 1954 Prime Minister Hedtoft Denmark Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.
December 6-9, 1954 Prime Minister Kotelawala Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Official visit. Afterwards visited Akron (Ohio), Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu (Hawaii).
December 13-15, 1954 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Iran Unofficial visit. Afterwards visited San Francisco, Sun Valley (Idaho), and New York City. Departed U.S. February 11, 1955.

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