PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1969 - HFSID 50092
Sale Price $337.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed picture postcard of Truman's family home in Independence, Missouri, Rare signature "Harry S Truman"
Picture Post card: "Harry S Truman". Color, 5½x3½. Truman (1884-1972), a WWI combat veteran; former haberdasher; elected Jackson County, Missouri executive; and U.S. Senator (1935-1945), was elected Vice President for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. 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). His policies included the Fair Deal domestic program, the Marshall Plan to speed European recovery, and the Truman Doctrine to aid nations threatened by communism. He claimed that his policies had averted a severe recession like that which followed World War I. After 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. A poll of over 750 historians and political scientists ranked Truman the seventh greatest US President. When Harry and Bess Truman were married in 1919, after his return from the war, they moved into this home in Independence, owned by Bess's mother. When Truman became a Senator, the couple lived in rental apartments. The Truman's first "home of their own" was the White House! After his Presidency, the couple lived out their lives in their original residence, shown here. Fine condition.
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