Arthur E. Summerfield

Distinguished Service Citation Award 1955

In recognition of his confidence in the industry by organizing in 1922 the Summerfield Chevrolet Company at Flint, Michigan; For his service to the nation as Chairman of the Automobile Committee of the National Automobile Dealers Association in charge of recruitment for the Army Ordnance Department during World War II, and his leadership as Michigan Director and as Regional Vice President of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

For his activity in post-war planning with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States; For his long activity as a party worker and leader which culminated in his becoming the Chairman of the Republican National Committee; For his distinguished and devoted service to the nation as Postmaster General of the United States of America since his nomination by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 30, 1953.

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