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MILLARD E. TYDINGS - TYPED LETTER TWICE SIGNED 08/01/1945 - HFSID 293583

MILLARD E. TYDINGS The Maryland Senator signs a letter to a collector, and includes a second signature on a fragment of a campaign flyer Typed Letter signed: "M E Tydings" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page.

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MILLARD E. TYDINGS
The Maryland Senator signs a letter to a collector, and includes a second signature on a fragment of a campaign flyer
Typed Letter signed: "M E Tydings" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page. Affixed at lower edge of the TLS is a fragment of a campaign flyer, which also bears his signature "M E Tydings"; and a printed photo of Tydings on paper matching the print of the flyer. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 1. On letterhead of the Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of recent date, and in accordance with your request I am glad to enclose herewith a card which was used in my last reelection to the Senate, which I have autographed for your collection. Thanking you for your thought of me in this connection and with best wishes, I am, Sincerely yours". Transmittal envelope with Tydings' ink stamp frank affixed on verso. MILLARD EVELYN TYDINGS (1890-1961), a Maryland state legislator and veteran of World War I, was speaker of the Maryland House (1920-1922) and a Democratic US Representative (1923-1927) and Senator (1927-1951). In 1950 Tydings chaired a subcommittee investigating Senator Joseph McCarthy's claims of communist spies in the State Department. The committee report was sharply critical of McCarthy, whose supporters ran attack ads against Tydings during the 1950 election, implying that the Maryland Senator was himself sympathetic to communism. Tydings lost his seat. His son, Joseph Tydings, was a US Senator for one term (1965-1971). 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. Minor notches at left edge from binding. Otherwise, fine condition.

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