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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/02/1945 - HFSID 84796

HARRY S TRUMAN The President tells Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leland Stowe that he will discuss a situation with General Faymonville. Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1945 June 2. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr.

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HARRY S TRUMAN
The President tells Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leland Stowe that he will discuss a situation with General Faymonville.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1p, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1945 June 2. On stationery of "The White House" to Mr. Leland Stowe, Bronxville, New York. In full: "I appreciated very much your good letter of May twenty-third regarding General Faymonville. I hope I will have an opportunity to discuss the situation with him sometime soon. Sincerely yours". In 1946, Stowe published While Time Remains, a book that examined U.S.-Russian relations. He may have asked FDR to contact Faymonville, an expert on Russia, for assistance with the work. LELAND STOWE (1899-1994), a noted journalist and author, won the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Paris Reparations Conference. Stowe, who worked for the "New York Herald Tribune" and the "Chicago Daily News" over his career, also wrote for several magazines and served on Radio Free Europe's News and Information Service. He wrote several books based on his experience as a foreign correspondent. PHILIP RIES FAYMONVILLE (1888-1962), a U.S. military ordnance officer, served with U.S. forces in Serbia, and he was a military attaché in Moscow from 1934-1939. Involved with the Lend-Lease program with the country during WWII, Faymonville found himself at odds with the State Department and was replaced in Russia by John R. Deane. 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. Slightly creased with fold, not at signature. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Fine condition.

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