PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/05/1969 - HFSID 1476
HARRY S TRUMAN Letter signed by the ex-President, with envelope bearing his rare frank Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1969 March 5. On personal letterhead to Thomas Thompson, Bayonne, New Jersey.
Sale Price $467.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Letter signed by the ex-President, with envelope bearing his rare frank
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Independence, Missouri, 1969 March 5. On personal letterhead to Thomas Thompson, Bayonne, New Jersey. In full: "I very much appreciated your kind letter and 'Get Well' card. I am glad to report that I have recovered, and the many good wishes, such as yours, that have come to me have helped. With best wishes, Sincerely yours". Light mailing folds, not at signature. Accompanied by matching envelope (7½x3¾) with typed address, and bearing Truman's personal frank. Lightly soiled. 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. The franking privilege was withdrawn in 1877 and not restored to former Presidents until 1958. Truman had envelopes preprinted with his frank. Personally franked mail of 20th-century Presidents is rare. Two items.
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