HERBERT ROMULUS O'CONOR - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/12/1947 - HFSID 293907
Sale Price $198.00
HERBERT R. O'CONOR
The United States Senator of Maryland sends a letter to Ralph E. Ward with an autograph for his collection.
Collection: 1) Typed Letter signed: "Herbert R. O'Conor" as U.S. Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1947 March 12. On his United States Senate, Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments letterhead addressed to Mr. Ralph E. Ward, Jr., Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. In full: "Dear Mr. Ward: I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of march 11 requesting my autograph for your collection. I am happy to comply with your request on the attached card. With kindest regards, Sincerely yours," 2) Signature: "Herbert R. O'Conor/U.S. Senate", 5x3 yellow lined card. Affixed at bottom margin of the letter (2 surfaces). Letter affixed to an 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). 3) Original United States Senate mailing envelope with O'Conor's stamped frank. Postmarked Washington, D.C., March 13, 1947. Affixed to verso of the 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Herbert Romulus O'Conor (1896-1960, born in Baltimore, Maryland) was a Democrat who served as Attorney General (1934) and then Governor of Maryland (1939-1947). O'Conor was the first Roman Catholic of Irish descent to hold that position. He was later elected U. S. Senator from Maryland (1947-1953).From the collection Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward became President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. 1) Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Cut uneven at edges. Edges lightly frayed. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition. Adhesive on verso of each piece.
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