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VICE PRESIDENT HENRY A. WALLACE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/13/1942 - DOCUMENT 321281

 
HENRY A. WALLACE
Vice President writes to man about possibly introducing his book to Colombia Broadcasting Company
Typed letter signed: "H.A. Wallace" in black felt tip. 1 page, 8½x11½. Written on Vice Presidential letterhead. April 13, 1942. Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Mr. Marks: You have been more than kind in sending me such a large collection of Latin-American music, including fine albums, as well as separate compositions. I am meeting with some of the Columbia Broadcasting Company people Saturday night, April 18th, and if it happens your new community Latin-American song book is available by that time, I would like to have several copies of it. It may be that I can get Columbia to put on a program of a somewhat different nature from NBC, which will feature some tof the selections in your new songbook. However, I would first like to see the book. Thanking you again for sending me such a fine collection of Latin-American music, I am, Sincerely yours". From March 4, 1933 to September 2, 1940, Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) served as FDR's Secretary of Agriculture, the same job held by his father, Henry C. Wallace, under Presidents Harding and Coolidge (March 5, 1921 until his death on October 25, 1924). At the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago Stadium from July 15-18, 1940, Wallace was selected by FDR to be his running mate, and the convention nominated the team on the first ballot. In the November 5, 1940 election, FDR and Wallace soundly defeated the Republican ticket of political newcomer Wendell L. Willkie and Senator Charles L. McNary by 27.2 million to 22.3 million popular votes, 449-82 electoral votes and 38-ten states. Wallace served as FDR's Vice President from 1941-1945. In 1944, he was replaced on the ticket by Senator Harry S Truman. President Roosevelt died just 82 days after Wallace's vice presidential term ended. Before his death, FDR appointed Wallace as his Secretary of Commerce, making Wallace the only former Vice President to serve in a President's Cabinet. Wallace held the office under FDR and Truman until September 20, 1946, when Truman forced him to resign for criticizing U.S. foreign policy. Wallace became Editor of the "New Republic" (1946-1948) and helped to launch the new Progressive Party. In 1948, he became the new party's candidate in the presidential election, winning no electoral votes as Truman beat Dewey. Normal mailing folds. Very toned. Corners rounded. Light stains in margins. Folds stained on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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VICE PRESIDENT HENRY A. WALLACE
Born: October 7, 1888 in Adair County, Iowa
Died: November 18, 1965 in Danbury, Connecticut




Film Credits
2012/I Savior (Performer), 2012 The Untold History of the United States (Other), 2012 America's Book of Secrets (Other), 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (Other), 1998 Cold War (Other), 1997 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (Other), 1994 Biography (Other), 1959 Project XX (Other), 1957 Person to Person (in person), 1951-1952 Longines Chronoscope (in person), 1945/VII Universal Newsreel (in person), 1944 One Inch from Victory (in person), 1944 Attack in the Pacific (Other), 1942 Paramount Victory Short No. T2-3: The Price of Victory (in person)


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