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CHARLES F. BRANNAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/17/1950 - DOCUMENT 291621

 
CHARLES F. BRANNAN
Truman's Secretary of Agriculture sends a letter to the Chairman of the Administrative Law Section Bar Association of the District of Columbia, telling him that he is unable to attend the Annual Dinner of the Administrative Law Section
Typed Letter signed: "Charles F. Brannan", as Truman's Secretary of Agriculture, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C. 1950 April 17. On letterhead of The Secretary of Agriculture addressed to Mr. Ben S. Fisher, Chairman, Administrative Law Section Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. In full: "Thank you for your kind invitation of April 13 to be a guest at the Annual Dinner of the Administrative Law Section on Saturday, April 29. I regret that I have made a pre-vious engagement for that evening and will not be able to join you. Sincerely," Charles F. Brannan (1903-1992) was Secretary of Agriculture under President Truman, 1945-1953. In 1953 he proposed the Brannan Plan, which would have guaranteed farmers a minimum income while allowing the free market to determine the price of agricultural commodities. (The proposal died in a Republican-controlled Congress.) Brannan was general counsel to the National Farmer's Union (1953-1990). He was the last surviving member of Truman's Cabinet. Mailing fold through center. Slightly soiled at right. Otherwise, fine condition.


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CHARLES F. BRANNAN
Born: August 23, 1903 in Denver, Colorado
Died: July 2, 1992 in Denver, Colorado





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