PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1961 - HFSID 4622
Sale Price $427.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
Signed, typed 1961 letter to John Peikes at CBS Radio
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x10¼. Independence, Missouri, 1961 May 3. On personal letterhead to John Peikes, CBS Radio, New York City. In full: "Thank you very much for your letter of April 11th. I appreciated it, and it is a pleasure to send you the photograph you requested. [Item not included.] 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. Signature lightly smudged. Otherwise, fine condition.
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