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HENRY MORGENTHAU JR. - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 04/23/1935 - HFSID 26517

HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR As Secretary of the Treasury, he raised and spent more money than his 51 predecessors combined. Typed Letter signed: "H Morgenthau Jr." as FDR's Secretary of the Treasury, 5½x4¼ card. Washington, D.C., 1935 April 23. To "Dear Peter"

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HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR
As Secretary of the Treasury, he raised and spent more money than his 51 predecessors combined.
Typed Letter signed: "H Morgenthau Jr." as FDR's Secretary of the Treasury, 5½x4¼ card. Washington, D.C., 1935 April 23. To "Dear Peter". In full: "It gives me great pleasure to add my autograph to your collection. Sincerely". Accompanied by an unsigned First Day Cover for a 5-cent Savings Bond stamp of 1966 with a cachet showing Morgenthau selling the first Series E savings bond to President Roosevelt. 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 (1934-1945) of the Treasury. 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. Mounting paper remnants on verso show through lightly. Otherwise, fine condition.

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