PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: DAVID A. LOCKMILLER - HFSID 287116
Sale Price $405.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
He sends his autograph to the President of the University of Chattanooga, David A. Lockmiller.
Autograph Note signed: "Doctor:-/Here is your autograph./Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Written in ink at the bottom of a typed letter from "David A. Lockmiller", President of the University of Chattanooga, dated April 5, 1955, requesting the President's autograph. HARRY S TRUMAN (1884-1972), the nation's 33rd President (1945-1953), had previously served as U.S. Senator from Missouri, his home state, from 1935-1945. Truman had distinguished himself during his second term with his chairmanship of a committee investigating war profiteering. At the Democratic National Convention in 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected Truman as his running mate in his successful bid for a fourth term. Truman, who succeeded to the Presidency upon FDR's death in April 1945, brought about a swift end to WWII, increased the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour and laid the cornerstones of US Cold War policy: the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the policy of containment. In his second term, secured by a surprising upset victory over Republican Thomas E. Deway, Truman extended Social Security benefits to include approximately 10 million additional people and ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea (1950). DAVID A. LOCKMILLER was President of the University of Chattanooga from 1942 to 1959. He wrote a book, Scholars on Parade (1969), discussing the protocol and regalia of formal academic ceremonies. Two horizontal mailing folds. Adhesive residue at mailing folds. Adhesive residue and mounting residue on verso. Heavily toned around signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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