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HENRY MORGENTHAU JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/13/1945 - HFSID 291620

HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR FDR's Secretary of the Treasury responds to a Connecticut man assuring him that work on the War Finance Campaigns will continue to go forward under his successor. Typed Letter signed: "H Morgenthau Jr." as Secretary of the Treasury, 1 page, 6¼x8¼.Washington, D.C.

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HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR
FDR's Secretary of the Treasury responds to a Connecticut man assuring him that work on the War Finance Campaigns will continue to go forward under his successor.
Typed Letter signed: "H Morgenthau Jr." as Secretary of the Treasury, 1 page, 6¼x8¼.Washington, D.C., 1945 July 13. Typed on The Secretary of The Treasury letterhead to Mr. Benjamin C. Marcus, South Norwalk, Connecticut. In full: "Thank you for your letter, speaking of your regret in learning of my resignation and praising my record here in the Treasury Department so warmly. I appreciate also your tribute to the late President Roosevelt, under whom it was such an honor to serve. I feel sure that the War Finance Campaigns and all other aspects of the Treasury work will go forward steadily under the able administra-tion of my successor. Sincerely," Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967) held several posts under his life-long friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Governor of New York (1929-1933). When FDR became President, he appointed Morgenthau Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Treasury (1934-1945). Morgenthau continued in the office until President Truman could name a successor. To finance the New Deal and World War II, Morgenthau raised more money through loans and taxes than all of the 51 previous Treasury Secretaries combined. Among his achievements were defending the dollar against Nazi Germany's efforts to destabilize it and facilitating loans for military purchases by US allies. In 1944, he proposed the Morgenthau Plan to strip postwar Germany of industry and reduce it to an agricultural nation. He was Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal from 1947 to 1950. Lightly toned. Horizontal mailing fold through center. Otherwise, fine condition.

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