Haider (1904–86) was chairman of Exxon Corporation, writing to AR as chairman of a dinner honoring Lyndon B. Johnson.
August 18, 1966
Mr. Michael L. Haider
475 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10027
Dear Mr. Haider:
Thank you for your letter of August 3.
I appreciate your invitation to join the Sponsors Committee honoring President Lyndon B. Johnson, but I believe that some mistake is involved. I am an advocate of laissez faire capitalism and I am not an admirer of President Johnson’s policies. Therefore, in fairness to the views of this Committee, and to my own, I am obliged to decline your invitation.