PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/04/1967 - HFSID 284639
HARRY TRUMAN He signed this typed letter (1967), thanking an Alabama couple for a contribution to the Truman Library. Accompanied by original franked envelope Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1967 January 4. On personal letterhead to Dr. and Mrs. C.
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He signed this typed letter (1967), thanking an Alabama couple for a contribution to the Truman Library. Accompanied by original franked envelope
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1967 January 4. On personal letterhead to Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Temerson, Birmingham, Alabama. In full: "Thank you very much for the contribution to the Library, which you so thoughtfully sent to me with your card of good wishes for the Holiday season. Your check is being forwarded to the Director of the Fund and you will receive a formal acknowledgement from him. Sincerely yours". Lightly toned. 2 horizontal fold creases. Fingerprint residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by matching mailing envelope with typed address and printed Presidential frank, 7½x4. Soiled and lightly creased. Mounting residue heavily on verso. Bottom corners creased. Unknown residue on face. Truman (1884-1972), 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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