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LISTER HILL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/30/1945 - HFSID 293452

The Democratic Party's Senate Whip responds to an autograph request Typed Letter signed: "Lister Hill" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½ page, affixed to an 8½x11 sheet, newspaper clipping affixed at letter page (3 surfaces). Washington, D.C., 1945 July 30.

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LISTER HILL
The Democratic Party's Senate Whip responds to an autograph request
Typed Letter signed: "Lister Hill" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½ page, affixed to an 8½x11 sheet, newspaper clipping affixed at letter page (3 surfaces). Washington, D.C., 1945 July 30. On letterhead of the Senate Democratic Whip to Captain Ralph E. Ward, Washington, D.C. Senate mailing envelope with Hill's stamped frank affixed on verso. In full: "I am just in receipt of your letter of July 29, and in compliance with your request, I take pleasure in sending you herewith my autograph. With all good wishes, I am, Very sincerely". Joseph Lister Hill (1894-1984) was named for antiseptic pioneer Joseph Lister, a prophetic choice, since Hill became known for public health legislation: funding hospital construction and medical research. Hill, a Democrat, served in the US House of Representatives from 1923 and as a US Senator from Alabama (1938-1969). A moderate, Hill signed the Southern Manifesto opposing school desegregation but broke with his southern colleagues on some issues. In the House, he had chaired the Military Affairs Committee, and in the Senate he was a senior member of key committees, including Appropriations. He was Senate Majority Whip (1941-1947). 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. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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