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HOMER FERGUSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1945 - HFSID 293908

HOMER FERGUSON The U.S. Senator from Michigan signs a letter to Ralph E. Ward and includes a signed United States Senate Chamber pass. Collection: 1) Typed Letter signed: "Homer Ferguson", as U.S. Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 1.

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Condition: slightly creased, slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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HOMER FERGUSON
The U.S. Senator from Michigan signs a letter to Ralph E. Ward and includes a signed United States Senate Chamber pass.
Collection: 1) Typed Letter signed: "Homer Ferguson", as U.S. Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 1. On United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary letterhead addressed to Mr. Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Mr. Ward: In compliance with the request in your letter of July 29th, I am enclosing autographed United States Senate Chamber gallery card. With best personal regards, I am Sincerely" Affixed to an 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Slightly soiled. Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page). Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Pass signed: "Homer Ferguson" as U.S. Senator, 4¼x2¾, United States Senate Chamber pass. Affixed to verso of the 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Slightly worn at edges. Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page). Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Original United States Senate mailing envelope with Ferguson's ink stamped frank, addressed to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C., Postmarked Washington, D.C., August 2, 1945. Affixed on verso of the 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Cut uneven at edges. Otherwise, fine condition. Homer Samuel Ferguson (1889-1982) was circuit court judge for Wayne County, Michigan (1929-1942). He was then elected to two terms in the United States Senate as a Republican from Michigan (1943-1955), serving as head of the Republican Policy Committee. He introduced the Senate legislation inserting "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance (1954). Defeated in a bid for a third term, he served as US Ambassador to the Philippines (1955-1956), and then returned to the bench as judge on the US Court of Military Appeals in Washington, D.C. (1956-1976). 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.

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