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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/09/1968 - HFSID 4619

HARRY S TRUMAN Signed letter to a Brooklyn couple thanking them for an Easter wish Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Independence, Missouri, 1968 April 9. On personal letterhead to Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Schlamowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Condition: lightly creased
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HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed letter to a Brooklyn couple thanking them for an Easter wish
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Independence, Missouri, 1968 April 9. On personal letterhead to Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Schlamowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y. In full: "Thank you for your good wishes for the Easter Season. Mrs. Truman and I appreciate your thoughtfulness most highly. Sincerely yours". Harry S Truman (1884-1972) had been Vice President for only 82 days when he became the 33rd President of the U.S. (1945-1953) upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the ordeal of ending WWII, 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, 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 that would become part of his Fair Deal program. 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. During his second term, Truman ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea. Irregular lower edge. Lightly creased at upper edge. Light mailing folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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