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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1959

Visitor From Description Date
President Frondizi Argentina State visit. In U.S. January 19–February 1, visited Miami (Florida), Houston (Texas), Chicago, Detroit (Michigan), and New York City. Addressed U.S. Congress January 21. January 20–23, 1959
President Lemus El Salvador State visit. In U.S. March 9–21; visited Charlottesville (Virginia), New York City, Springfield (Illinois), Houston (Texas), and New Orleans (Louisiana). Addressed U.S. Congress March 11. March 10–13, 1959
President O’Kelly Ireland At the invitation of the President. In the U.S. March 16–31. Also visited New York City, Providence (Rhode Island), Boston, Chicago, Springfield and Peoria (Illinois), St. Paul (Minnesota), and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). March 17–19, 1959
Prime Minister Macmillan United Kingdom Informal discussions with President Eisenhower. March 19–24, 1959
King Hussein Jordan Informal visit. In the U.S. March 17–April 17; visited Hawaii, San Francisco, Williamsburg and Norfolk (Virginia), Knoxville and Oak Ridge (Tennessee), Columbus (Georgia), Los Angeles, Denver and Colorado Springs (Colorado), Chicago, Springfield (Illinois), Detroit (Michigan), and New York City. March 23–28, 1959
Premier Castro Cuba (Provisional Government) Unofficial visit. Later visited New York and Boston (Massachusetts). Left U.S. April 26; stopped in Houston (Texas) April 27–28 after visiting Canada. April 15–20, 1959
King Baudouin Belgium State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress May 12. Afterwards visited Detroit (Michigan), Chicago, Dallas and El Paso (Texas), Los Angeles, Santa Fe (New Mexico), Omaha (Nebraska), New York City, Norfolk (Virginia), and Wilmington (Delaware). Departed U.S. May 31. May 11–14, 1959
Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom Dedicated a monument at the St. Lawrence Power Dam, Massena, New York. June 27, 1959
Premier Khrushchev U.S.S.R. Official visit at Washington and Camp David (Maryland) Afterwards visited New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Des Moines and Ames (Iowa). Revisited Washington and Camp David September 25–27. Departed U.S. September 27. September 15–16, 1959
Prime Minister Segni Italy Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. October 4. September 30–October 3, 1959
Prime Minister Eghbal Iran Attended CENTO Ministerial Meeting. October 7–9, 1959
Prime Minister Menderes Turkey Attended CENTO Ministerial Meeting. October 7–9, 1959
President Lopez Mateos Mexico State visit. Afterwards visited Chicago and New York City. After visiting Canada (October 15–18), visited Austin and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. October 19. October 9–12, 1959
Prime Minister Ibrahim Morocco Informal meeting with President Eisenhower. In U.S. October 11–30, led Moroccan delegation to the UN General Assembly, and visited Knoxville (Tennessee), Dallas, Phoenix (Arizona), Los Angeles, Detroit (Michigan), and Niagara Falls (New York). October 15, 1959
President Toure Guinea State visit. In U.S. October 25–November 8. Also visited Raleigh (North Carolian), Chicago, Los Angeles, Wheeling (West Virginia), Omal (Ohio), and New York City. October 26–28, 1959