HARRY HINES WOODRING - TYPED NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 140321
Sale Price $136.00
Signed as Secretary of War, in which post he clashed with the President.
Typed Note signed: "Harry H. Woodring", 5x3 printed War Department card, with typed text, in full: "I am pleased to add my autograph to your collection. Yours very truly". Harry Woodring (1887-1967) entered the banking business on the bottom rung, as a janitor, but rose to be a bank president and V.P. of the Kansas Bankers Association. A World War I veteran, he also became state commander of the American Legion. A Democrat in a heavily Republican state, he won election as Governor when an independent candidate split the vote, but lost narrowly two years later to Alf Landon, who would be President Roosevelt's Republican opponent in the 1936 Presidential election. Woodring was appointed Assistant Secretary of War in 1933 and became full Secretary in 1936. As ann isolationist, he opposed Roosevelt's active military aid to warring Britain. After FDR asked for his resignation in 1940, Woodring complied, but warned, "we are not ready for a major war." He returned to Kansas and ran for Governor two more times, not winning but garnering a respectable vote. Fine condition.
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