GENERAL HARRY H. VAUGHAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1946 - HFSID 73220
Sale Price $170.00
GENERAL HARRY H. VAUGHAN
Harry H. Vaughan, military aide to President Harry S. Truman, signed this letter on White House stationery in 1946 on a soldier's request for an emergency discharge. Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Typed letter signed "HH Vaughan" as a brigadier general in the U. S. Army and Military Aide to the President. 1 page, 6¼x9¼, on White House stationery. March 26, 1946. Addressed to Mr. James Daleo, Kansas City. In full: "Dear Mr. Daleo: in answer to your letter regarding Leo f. Brady, Jr., I suggest the following procedure. If the officer has not sufficient points which according to the dates you give me he should have, the only other w to get out of the service is to show hardship. This is done by affidavits by his wife and other interested people showing the need for his services at home. These papers should be sent to the officer to be attached to his appli-cation for emergency discharge. I am in a position to expedite matters of this kind but they cannot be initiated from the white house. Sincerely,".Lightly toned and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Discolored along folds on verso. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original unsigned mailing envelope from White House stationery. 6½x3½. Postmarked Washington, D. C., March 26, 1946. Addressed to Mr. James Daleo, Kansas City. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Envelope is open with paper loss and adhesive residue on verso. Normal postal stamps. Otherwise in fine condition. Vaughan (1893-1981) was a personal friend of Harry S. Truman since 1917, serving with him in World War I and in the Field Artillery Officers Reserve Corps. Treasurer for Senator Truman's 1940 reelection campaign committee, he became secretary to Senator Truman in 1941 and a liaison officer for the Truman Committee in 1944. General Vaughan was Military Aide to Truman when he was Vice President and President (1945-1953). Considered to be greatest embarrassment to the Truman administration, Vaughan was investigated by the Hoey Committee for what was referred to as the Five Percenters - men who were paid 5 percent of government contracts secured through their influence with officials. Vaughan was never charged with a crime.
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