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JOSEPH F. GUFFEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/28/1945 - HFSID 293915

The U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania sends Ralph E. Ward an autographed 5x3 card for his collection. Collection: 1) Signature: "Joseph F. Guffey", as U.S. Senator, 5x3 card. Affixed to an 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page).

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Condition: Slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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JOSEPH F. GUFFEY
The U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania sends Ralph E. Ward an autographed 5x3 card for his collection.
Collection: 1) Signature: "Joseph F. Guffey", as U.S. Senator, 5x3 card. Affixed to an 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Adhesive on verso (affixing card to the page). Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Typed Transmittal Letter signed with Secretarial Signature: "Joseph F. Guffey-", 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 28. On United States Senate Committee on Finance letterhead addressed to Mr. Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Mr. Ward: your letter of July 29th requesting my autograph has been re-ceived. Your thoughtfulness in ask-ing for this is appreciated. I am very pleased to enclose herewith a card with my autograph which you may add to your collection. Sincerely yours " Affixed to verso of the 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Adhesive on verso (affixing letter to the page). Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Original United States Senate mailing envelope with Guffey's ink stamped frank, addressed to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C., Postmarked Washington, D.C., August 28, 1945. Affixed with the card on the 8½x11 page (3 surfaces). Frayed at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition. Joseph F. Guffey (1870-1959), a Princeton University graduate, began working for the United States Postal Service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1894. He was general manager of a utilities company from 1901-1918. He owned an oil company, but after a number of financial misfortunes during World War I he was indicted by a federal grand jury for misuse of funds. The charges against him were later dropped in a deal made during the Harding administration's Teapot Dome Scandal. Guffey was a member of the Democratic National Committee (1920-1932) and in 1934 he was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat from Pennsylvania (1935-1947). While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining. The Guffey Act (also known as the Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935) was passed as part of the F.D.R's New Deal, the law sought to set the price of coal in order to keep the industry from having lower and more competitive rates. However, it was ruled unconstitutional to give the federal government the right to control prices by the Supreme Court and was replaced by the Guffey-Vinson Coal Act in 1937. 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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