PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 45769
HARRY TRUMAN Printed autograph card signed in ink, accompanied by original mailing envelope from Truman's personalized stationery. Printed card signed in ink: "Harry S. Truman". Erased pencil notations in top left corner in unknown hand. 6x4 card.
Sale Price $467.50
Printed autograph card signed in ink, accompanied by original mailing envelope from Truman's personalized stationery.
Printed card signed in ink: "Harry S. Truman". Erased pencil notations in top left corner in unknown hand. 6x4 card. Captioned: "I am pleased to comply with your/request for an autograph." Fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope from Truman's personalized stationery and with his facsimile franking signature. Addressed to Martin F. Gran, Roswell, New Mexico. Lightly soiled. Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Torn open at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition. 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. Two items.
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