PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/24/1967 - HFSID 4606
HARRY S TRUMAN The former President thanks a New York couple for an Easter card. Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Independence, Missouri, 1967 March 24. On personal letterhead to Mr. & Mrs. Louis Schlamowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y. In full:
Sale Price $382.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
The former President thanks a New York couple for an Easter card.
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Independence, Missouri, 1967 March 24. On personal letterhead to Mr. & Mrs. Louis Schlamowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y. In full: "Mrs. Truman and I appreciate most highly your card of good wishes for Easter. It was kind and thoughtful of you to remember us at this time. Sincerely yours". 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. Irregular lower edge. Lightly soiled at blank upper margin. Mailing folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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