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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1951 - HFSID 3292

HARRY S TRUMAN President Truman sends a typed letter of thanks and to catch up on the news Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1951 January 20. To Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas.

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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends a typed letter of thanks and to catch up on the news
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1951 January 20. To Fred J. Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas. In full: "Thanks a lot for your good letter of the sixteenth. I was particularly pleased to have the extracts from Mr. Atwood's notebook and the suggestions of Walter F. Straub. They will both be very useful. I appreciate very much your sending me these documents. FRITZ BOWMAN was in yesterday and the day before and I had a very nice visit with him. He is having his troubles with his athletic goods, both for civilian and military use, but I think he will work them out just as he did before. I hope everything is going well with you." During World War I, Captain Harry S Truman had led Battery D, 129th Field Infantry, in combat in Europe. SCHMIDT and BOWMAN were members of his unit. Harry S Truman had been Vice President only 82 days when he assumed the presidency upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death (April 12, 1945). Faced with the ordeal of ending World War II, Truman oversaw the surrender of Germany (May 7) and ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine (1947), a policy granting Greece and Turkey $400 million in economic and military aid to help them fight Communist aggression. By the end of 1945, Truman had introduced economic measures which would become part of his Fair Deal program (1949). As a result, the minimum wage was increased from 40 to 75 cents an hour through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and Social Security benefits were extended to include approximately ten million more people (1950). In his second term, Truman ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea (1950). Creased. Lightly soiled at edges. Paper clip impression at upper left corner. Faint check mark (unknown hand) in upper blank area. Fine condition.

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