PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/31/1932 - HFSID 324312
Sale Price $552.50
HARRY S. TRUMAN
The future President, serving as presiding judge, stamps and signs his approval of this Jackson County court order for road expansion
Document signed: "Harry S. Truman" in blue ink. 1 page, 8½x14. October 31, 1932. Court order allowing for the taking of privately-owned land for a road expansion, signed at the conclusion by Truman as the presiding judge (of Jackson County, Missouri). In part: "A public necessity exists for the establishment, widening, and relocating of a public road, it will be necessary to take private property for the establishment...The County Engineer within fifteen (15) days hereafter, survey, mark out and describe said road, and prepare a map thereof.". President Harry S. 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. Corners lightly worn. Top edge lightly creased. Binding holes on top margin. Slightly toned. Slight surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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