PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/03/1953 - HFSID 4673
HARRY S TRUMAN Seventeen days before leaving the White House, he signs a typed letter to a Philadelphia judge Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1953 January 3.
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HARRY S TRUMAN
Seventeen days before leaving the White House, he signs a typed letter to a Philadelphia judge
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1953 January 3. On White House stationery to Curtis Bok, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas No. 6, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In full: "I am glad to send you a note as you asked in your letter. I am sorry that I was unable to see you and your family several years ago, but the request came at a very busy time. Very sincerely yours". Truman himself had held the title of judge, although his elective position as Jackson County (Missouri) Court Judge (1925-1934) was really an administrative, not judicial, office. Successful in municipal politics, where he developed a reputation for integrity despite the support of the corrupt political machine of boss Tom Pendergast, Truman was elected US Senator from Missouri (1934-1945), gained national fame when his Senate Committee investigated war profiteering, and became President Franklin Roosevelt's running mate in 1944. Elevated to the Presidency upon FDR's death in April 1945, Truman pursued his Fair Deal - an extension of FDR's New Deal - in domestic policy, while making crucial decisions in foreign policy. These included the decision to drop the atomic bomb, support for the new United Nations and an independent Israel, the "Truman Doctrine" of aid to countries threatened by communist aggression or subversion, the Marshall Plan for European economic recovery, and the use of armed force to defend the independence of South Korea. Elected to a full term of his own in an upset victory in 1948, Truman was very unpopular by the time he left office in the month this letter was written. Today, however, Truman is highly regarded by the American public and by most professional historians. Irregular left edge. Mailing fold, not at signature. Fine condition.
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