PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - PRINTED NOTE SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 157462
Sale Price $337.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Harry Truman sends a printed note of thanks for the birthday wishes on his 84th birthday.
Printed Note signed: "Harry S Truman", 6x4 card. In full: "I deeply appreciate your greeting on my eighty-fourth birthday. It is a source of comfort to me to be remembered by you. I send you my best wishes." Fine condition. With original envelope bearing Truman's return address and printed frank. Soiled, stained, creased and worn. Harry Truman, 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. Two items.
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