PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1947 - HFSID 253278
HARRY S TRUMAN Harry Truman sends a typed letter on the death of his mother. Typed Letter Signed: "Harry" as 33rd U.S. President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1947 August 1. To his friend Edward D. McKim, Omaha, Nebraska.
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HARRY S TRUMAN
Harry Truman sends a typed letter on the death of his mother.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry" as 33rd U.S. President, 1p, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1947 August 1. To his friend Edward D. McKim, Omaha, Nebraska. In full: "I certainly appreciated very much your letter of July twenty-ninth expressing sympathy for mamma. Of course, there is not much anybody can do under the circumstances but I do highly appreciate the thoughtfulness of my close personal friends. I hope you and the family are all in good health." On July 26, 1947, six days before President Truman wrote this letter, Martha Ellen Young Truman, the 94-year-old mother of the President, died in Grandview, Missouri. Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), the nation's 33rd President (1945-1953), had previously served as U.S. Senator from Missouri, his home state, from 1935-1945. Truman had distinguished himself during his second term with his chairmanship of a committee investigating war profiteering. At the Democratic National Convention in 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected Truman as his running mate in his successful bid for a fourth term. Truman, who succeeded to the Presidency upon FDR's death in April 1945, brought about a swift end to WWII, increased the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour and fought the Cold War with his Truman Doctrine (1947), a policy to aid Greece and Turkey in resisting Communist aggression. In his second term, Truman extended Social Security benefits to include approximately 10 million additional people and ordered U.S. forces into action when North Korean troops invaded American-supported South Korea (1950).Fine condition.
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