MIKE MONRONEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/12/1952 - HFSID 293644
Sale Price $108.00
Signed on the letterhead of the Senate Committee on Executive Expenditures
Typed Letter signed: "Mike Monroney" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1952 February 12. On letterhead of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments to Ralph E. Ward, Jr., Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. In full: "Many thanks for your letter requesting my autograph to add to your collection. It is a pleasure to send along the enclosed card for you. Thanking you again for writing and with best wishes, I beg to remain, Very truly yours". Accompanied by a transmittal envelope bearing Monroney's ink stamp frank. Almer Stillwell "MIKE" MONRONEY (1902-1980), an Oklahoma Democrat, served in the US House of Representatives (1939-1951) and Senate (1951-1969), losing his bid for a fourth term. Monroney was known as "Mr. Aviation" in the Senate, chairing the Aviation Subcommittee and crafting the legislation which created the Federal Aviation Administration. The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City trains all air traffic controllers, and maintains the registration of all private planes. Thanks to legislation authored by him, every new car on sale must bear a "Monroney sticker" disclosing vital information about the vehicle. 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 toned from adhesive show through. Otherwise, fine condition.
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