PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 177911
Sale Price $337.50
HARRY S. TRUMAN
Harry S. Truman sends an autograph note to David H. Morgan his former business partner.
Autograph Note signed: "This is the latest/one HST", 2¾x1¾ with rounded corners. Typed caption: "DAVID H. MORGAN/Request of - The President". HARRY TRUMAN (1884-1972), a WWI veteran, one-time haberdasher, former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), had been elected Vice President for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, and he assumed the presidency in April 1945, following the sudden death of FDR. During his first term, Truman ordered the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1945), forcing a Japanese surrender and the end of WWII (1939-1945), announced his Fair Deal domestic program (September 1945) and issued the Truman Doctrine (March 1947), which guaranteed aid to any nation resisting Communist aggression. Following his stunning 1948 defeat of Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, Truman oversaw the foundation of NATO (April 1949) and sent troops to South Korea to repel the North Korean invasion (June 1950). After leaving the White House, Truman returned to Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation of the Truman Library. DAVID H. MORGAN was Truman's partner in an unsuccessful oil drilling venture (1916-1917) and deeded a house to Truman in 1920, although Truman never lived in it. Show-through from light paper loss on verso touches signature. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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