HUGH B. MITCHELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/06/1945 - HFSID 293699
Sale Price $108.00
HUGH B. MITCHELL
Letter signed as US Senator the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
Typed Letter signed: "Hugh B. Mitchell" as Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½11 page (2 surfaces). Washington, D.C., 1945 August 6. On letterhead of the Senate's Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "In compliance with your request, it is a pleasure to furnish you with my autograph. With best wishes, Sincerely yours". Transmittal envelope bearing Mitchell's' ink stamp frank affixed on verso. HUGH BURNTON MITCHELL (1907-1996), a Democrat from the state of Washington, served as aUS Senator (1945-1946) and Representative (1949-1953). Mitchell was an enthusiastic advocate of public hydroelectric power. After leaving office, he continued (unsuccessfully) to pursue the goal of a Columbia Valley Authority modeled on the TVA. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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