PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TELEGRAM UNSIGNED 03/01/1952 - HFSID 309999
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PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
Telegram to a Loew's Theatre executive, concerning observances of the centennial of the death of John Howard Payne
8½x6½ Telegram, unsigned, from Harry S. Truman as President. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1952 March 1. To Orville Crouch, Loew's F Street Theatre, Washington, D.C. In full: "I have appointed Senator Benton of Connecticut, Representative Bolton of Ohio, and Mr. Leo Weidenthal of Cleveland, as a subcommittee of the John Howard Payne Memorial Commission. They will serve as an activating committee for the program planned by the Commission, and the work will be carried on from the office of Mr. Weidenthal, Film Building, 2108 Payne Avenue Cleveland, Ohio". Harry S Truman (1884-1972) served as 33rd U.S. President from 1945-1953. The former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), who had been elected FDR's Vice President in 1944, assumed the presidency upon FDR's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the challenge of ending WWII (1939-1945), Truman ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine, a policy reducing Communist pressures on Greece and Turkey through economic and military aid. He won re-election in a stunning upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, despite defections of both right-wing and left-wing Democrats to the rival candidacies of "Dixiecrat" Strom Thurmond and "Progressive" Henry Wallace. During his second term, Truman sent U.S. forces to South Korea to repel invading North Korean troops. After leaving the presidency, Truman returned to Independence, Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation and expansion of the Truman Library. Unpopular during much of his term and at its end, Truman is fondly remembered by the American public today, and ranked by one recent survey of historians as the nation's seventh-greatest President.John Howard Payne (1791-1852) was a prominent American actor, diplomat and historian, the first to propose that the Native American Cherokee people were descended from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. He may be best remembered as the composer of "Home! Sweet Home." Edges and corners worn. Tears on edges. Surface creasing. Folds. Pencil note (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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