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HORACE A. HILDRETH - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 293797

HORACE A. HILDRETH The Governor of Maine signs on this 4x2½ card with the Maine state seal imprinted at top left Printed Card Signed in Ink: "Horace Hildreth",

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HORACE A. HILDRETH The Governor of Maine signs on this 4x2½ card with the Maine state seal imprinted at top left Printed Card Signed in Ink: "Horace Hildreth", 4x2½ card, with the Maine state seal imprinted at top left, affixed to an 8½x11 page, with a B/w newspaper photograph of Hildreth with his council in the woods. (3 surfaces). Horace Augustus Hildreth (1902-1988) was the Republican Governor of Maine from 1945-1949. During his tenure, Hildreth chaired the National Governors Conference (1947-1948). A former attorney with a prestigious Boston law firm, Hildreth had begun his political career in the Maine State House of Representatives and the Maine State Senate (1943-1944). Unsuccessful in a 1948 bid for U.S. Senator from Maine, Hildreth founded Community Broadcasting Service in 1949. The company would establish the state's first television station, WABI-TV, in 1953. That year, Hildreth began his service as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (1953-1957). 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. Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page). Otherwise, fine condition.

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