PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/23/1942 - HFSID 43339
Sale Price $637.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Senator Truman gives advice to a writer about receiving a commission
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1p, 8x10¼. Washington, D.C., 1942 April 23. On letterhead of United States Senate, Committee on Interstate Commerce to Mr. Joseph Major, 6812 Floyd Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas. In full: "Mrs. Vaughan sent me your letter of the Eighteenth, and we have been doing everything we possibly can in your case. A large number of the former men in the Regiment have put in applications for Commission and there has been considerable delay in getting them through. You ought to see Tom Swanson while he in Kansas City if you can. He has been the head of the Third Reserve Headquarters in St. Louis and I understand it has been moved to Kansas City. Swanson is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Cavalry and has been connected with the Reserve organization ever since it was organized. He is a very good friend of mine. I might also suggest you see Tom Bourke, who formerly owned the Baltimore Hotel and is now in the personnel section of the Headquarters of the Seventh Corps Area in Omaha. We have had a lot of difficulty with the Price Control set-up in Kansas City. After they got started they went high-hat on us and have been extremely discourteous to this office. We are doing everything we possibly can to help your matter but it is a long slow job. We have succeeded in getting three or four fellows straightened out and I hope yours will work out some way. Sincerely yours". HARRY S TRUMAN (1884-1972) served as 33rd U.S. President from 1945-1953. The former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), who had been elected FDR's Vice President in 1944, assumed the presidency upon FDR's death on April 12, 1945. Faced with the ordeal of ending WWII (1939-1945), Truman ordered the atomic bombings on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). He fought the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine, a policy reducing Communist pressures on Greece and Turkey through economic and military aid. During his second term, Truman sent U.S. forces to South Korea to repel invading North Korean troops. After leaving the presidency, Truman returned to Independence, Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation and expansion of the Truman Library. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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