PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - INSCRIBED PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1947 - HFSID 16545
Sale Price $510.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed program for a 1947 National Press Club Dinner honoring President Harry S. Truman
Program inscribed and signed: "To Paul Wooten, who has/always [sic] been my friend, best wishes from a friend of his/Harry Truman", 4p, b/w, 7x10, bound with one staple and red-white-and-blue cord with tassel. National Press Club Dinner given to honor Truman at the Statler Hotel on Jan. 11, 1947. Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) had been Vice President for only 82 days when he became the 33rd President of the U.S. (1945-1953) upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the ordeal of ending World War II, Truman oversaw the surrender of Germany (May 7) and ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine, a policy granting Greece and Turkey $400 million in economic and military aid to help them fight Communist aggression. By the end of 1945, Truman had introduced economic measures that would become part of his Fair Deal program. As a result, the minimum wage was increased from 40 to 75 cents an hour through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and Social Security benefits were extended to include approximately ten million more people. During his second term, Truman ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Staple holes on front and back cover. Blue ink and erased pencil notations on cover. Otherwise, fine condition.
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