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GLEN H. TAYLOR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1945 - HFSID 293551

GLEN H. TAYLOR The newly elected Senator complies with an autograph request Typed Letter signed: "Glen H. Taylor" as US Senator, 8x10½ page, affixed to an 8½x11 page. No place, 1945 August 1. On letterhead of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee to Capt. Ralph E.

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GLEN H. TAYLOR
The newly elected Senator complies with an autograph request
Typed Letter signed: "Glen H. Taylor" as US Senator, 8x10½ page, affixed to an 8½x11 page. No place, 1945 August 1. On letterhead of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee to Capt. Ralph E. Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "I am happy to reply to your request for an autograph, so am enclosing an autographed card for your collection. [Additional item not included.] With kindest regards, I am, Sincerely yours". GLEN H. TAYLOR (1904-1984), a Country and Western singer, twice sought election to the US Senate from Idaho before winning a full term in 1945. On the night of his election victory, he broke the jaw of a local Republican leader in a brawl. Taylor rode his horse "Nugget" up the steps of the US Capitol. Elected as a Democrat, Taylor split with his Party to accept the Vice Presidential nomination on the Progressive Party ticket with former Vice President Henry Wallace in 1948. The Wallace/Taylor ticket only garnered 2.4% of the vote, running fourth behind Democrat Harry Truman, Republican Thomas Dewey, and "Dixiecrat" Strom Thurmond, but the campaign songs written by Taylor are still considered classics of the genre. That same year, Taylor was arrested on disorderly conduct charges in Birmingham, Alabama, while attempting to pass through a "Negroes only" doorway. Defeated for re-election in 1950, Taylor began marketing a hairpiece, The Taylor Topper, claiming that he only won a Senate seat after wearing the toupee himself. 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 folds. Lightly toned and worn. Paperclip imprints throughout letter. Otherwise, fine condition.

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