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FORREST C. DONNELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/03/1945 - HFSID 293604

FORREST C. DONNELL He has signed a typed letter as US Senator, and attached a slip of paper bearing his signature too. Typed Letter signed: "Forrest C. Donnell", 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 3.

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FORREST C. DONNELL
He has signed a typed letter as US Senator, and attached a slip of paper bearing his signature too.
Typed Letter signed: "Forrest C. Donnell", 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 3. On Education and Labor letterhead to Captain Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "This acknowledges receipt of your letter of July 29, 1945 requesting my autograph. Attached is a slip of paper bearing my autograph". Affixed on verso is his signature: "With best wishes,/Forrest C. Donnell/a United States Senator/from Missouri". Also attached are a transmittal envelope from the Education and Labor Committee, bearing Donnell's ink stamp frank, and a newspaper photo showing Donnell conversing outside the US Capitol with Senator Robert Taft. (The photo dates from later than the letter, since the NATO treaty was signed in 1949.) FORREST C. DONNELL (1884-1980), a St Louis lawyer and longtime Republican activist, was Governor of Missouri (1941-1945) and US Senator (1945-1951). According to President Truman, Donnell indirectly helped Democrat Truman win a close Senate race in 1940 by stating publicly that a fellow Grand Master Mason could not be the person of low character the Republican candidate claimed him to be. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing fold to letter Multiple mailing folds. Minor notches at right edge from binding holes. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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