GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR - COLLECTION WITH ALLAN SHIVERS - HFSID 91000
Sale Price $1,020.00
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR and ALLAN SHIVERS
Signed photograph and signature comprised and framed to an overall size of 25¼x23¼
Comprises: (1) DOUGLAS MacARTHUR. Photograph signed: "Douglas MacArthur". B/w, 9x7. Ink lightly spread. Minor surface creases and scratches at upper left background, one touches ear. Overall, fine condition. (2) ALLAN SHIVERS. Signature: "Allan Shivers/Governor of Texas", 3¼x1¾. Stray ink mark in loop of "A". Fine condition. This photograph was taken in June 1951, two months after MacArthur returned home to a hero's welcome despite being relieved of his command by President Harry S Truman on April 11, 1951 for "failure to heed presidential directives." MacArthur visited two Texas cities, Austin and Dallas, during his yearlong American speaking tour. DOUGLAS MacARTHUR (1880-1964) had commanded U.S. Army forces in the Far East (1941-1942), becoming Allied Supreme Commander in the Southwest Pacific in 1942. In December 1944, he was promoted to 5-star General of the Army. On September 2, 1945, General MacArthur accepted the surrender of Japan aboard the battleship Missouri. As Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in charge of the Occupation of Japan, MacArthur presided over sweeping and largely successful transformation of Japan, including the framing of a new, democratic constitution. MacArthur was Supreme Commander of United Nations forces in Korea (1950-1951), before being dismissed by Truman for his continued public statements advocating the invasion of Communist China. MacArthur continued his outspoken criticism of Truman, and he was determined to defeat Truman's Democratic Party in the 1952 presidential election. In the summer of 1952, MacArthur gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, and he actively supported Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign. After his election, Eisenhower sought MacArthur's advice on the conflict in Korea, but he rejected MacArthur's view that military operations should be expanded, resulting in MacArthur playing no further role in the Eisenhower administration. ALLAN SHIVERS (1907-1985) was Governor of Texas from 1949-1957. Two items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 25¼x23¼.
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