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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1954

Visitor From Description Date
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. January 27–30, 1954
Governor General Massey Canada Addressed U.S. Congress May 4. May 3–5, 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), Stillwater (Oklahoma), and Fort Benning (Georgia). Also traveled to Canada (June 3-7) and Mexico (June 19-24). Left U.S. July 12. May 26–29, 1954
Prime Minister Menderes Turkey Official visit. Discussed economic and financial matters. June 1–5, 1954
Prime Minister Churchill United Kingdom Informal visit to Washington. June 25–29, 1954
Prime Minister Ben Halim Libya Unofficial visit. Discussed U.S. military base rights and economic assistance. July 13–17, 1954
President 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. July 26–31, 1954
Prime Minister Mohammed Ali Pakistan Official guest. October 14–21, 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 18–21, 1954
Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Signed Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. November 1. October 27–30, 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 7–13, 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 17–20, 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 21–25, 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. November 23–26, 1954
Prime Minister Kotelawala Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Official visit. Afterwards visited Akron (Ohio), Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu (Hawaii). December 6–9, 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. December 13–15, 1954