PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/28/1954 - HFSID 32410
HARRY S TRUMAN President Truman sends a typed letter of thanks for brining to his attention a cartoon in the Time Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman", 1p, 7¼x10½. Kansas City, Missouri, 1954 January 28. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. B. D. Foster, Ridgewood, New Jersey.
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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends a typed letter of thanks for brining to his attention a cartoon in the Time
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman", 1p, 7¼x10½. Kansas City, Missouri, 1954 January 28. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. B. D. Foster, Ridgewood, New Jersey. In full: "Thanks a lot for yours of the sixteenth calling attention to the cartoon in Time. I appreciate very much your interest in the matter and am pleased that you called it to my attention. Sincerely yours," Harry S. 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. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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