DEAN ACHESON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/27/1952 - HFSID 321003
Sale Price $432.00
The Secretary of State thanks Basil O'Connor for sending a copy of a speech.
Typed Letter signed: "Dean Acheson" as Secretary of State, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1952 March 27. On official letterhead to Basil O'Connor, New York, N. Y. In full: "Thank you for sending me a copy of your address 'Man's Responsibility in the Fight Against Disease'. I am deeply grateful for your thoughtfulness and for your kind inscription. Sincerely yours". DEAN ACHESON (1893-1971) was appointed Assistant Secretary of State by President Roosevelt in 1933, but resigned that same year due to differences with FDR's foreign economic policy. Brought back in 1941 as Under Secretary, he served through World War II and helped forge the postwar Bretton Woods system for the world economy. As Secretary of State (1949-1953) in the Truman administration, he was a key architect of the containment policy, devised to curb the expansion of the Soviet Union and of communism without resort to war. As one of the "Wise Men," informal senior advisors, he advised Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon (a former foe). Acheson received a Pulitzer Prize in History (1970) for his memoir Present at the Creation. Basil O'Connor (1892-1972), President Franklin Roosevelt's former law partner, declined a post in the administration but was inspired by FDR's polio to become a founder of what is now called the March of Dimes, and to head the American Red Cross (1944-1950). Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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