MARGARET TRUMAN - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER CIRCA 1946 - HFSID 274385
MARGARET TRUMAN Wedding invitation for one of President Truman's appointees signed by Truman's only daughter Third-person autograph letter signed "Miss Truman" in text, 1 page, 6x9¼. Washington, D.C., circa March 1946. On sheet embossed "The White House/Washington" to Mrs. George Robert Holmes.
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Wedding invitation for one of President Truman's appointees signed by Truman's only daughter
Third-person autograph letter signed "Miss Truman" in text, 1 page, 6x9¼. Washington, D.C., circa March 1946. On sheet embossed "The White House/Washington" to Mrs. George Robert Holmes. In full: "Miss Truman accepts with pleasure the courteous invitation of Mrs. George Robert Holmes to be present at the wedding reception of her daughter Mary Catherine and Lieutenant Commander Robert Cochern Bassett on Thursday, the twenty-eighth of March nineteen hundred and forty-six at six o'clock 2338 Massachusetts Avenue Washington". ROBERT COCHERN BASSETT and MARY CATHERINE HOLMES were married until her death in 1998. Robert Bassett, an attorney and publisher, had joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, and he spent part of WWII in Washington, D.C. as head of the Navy's Labor Relations Division. He later published the "Milwaukee Sentinel" and was a Vice President of Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company before moving to Chicago, where he had his own publishing firm. In 1952, Margaret's father, President Harry S Truman, named Bassett to the National Wage Stabilization Board, and Bassett would also serve on the Pay Board under President Richard Nixon. TRUMAN (1924-2008), the only daughter of Harry and Bess Truman (1885-1982), had divided her time between Independence, Missouri and Washington, D.C. during her father's years in the Senate (1935-1945). Bess and Margaret were at home when Truman, who had been sworn in as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president in 1945, called to tell them that FDR had died. During her father's tenure as 33rd U.S. President (1945-1953), Margaret embarked on a singing career, appearing in concert and on the radio. Married to Clifton Daniel from 1956 until his death in 2000, Margaret, the mother of four sons, has also written several books, including biographies of her mother and father, Bess W. Truman and Harry S Truman, and mystery novels. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled at blank margins, ink check mark at upper left corner. Fine condition.
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