PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/09/1940 - HFSID 48371
Sale Price $765.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
Harry Truman sends a typed letter of thanks for the endorsement and the telegram.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry," 1p, 8x10½. U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 1940 August 9. Senator Truman writes to Harry H. Woodring a month after Woodring left FDR's cabinet as Secretary of War.In full: "I appreciate most highly your telegram of congratulations. I am very thankful for the endorsement by the Democrats of Missouri." In a handwritten postscript, Truman writes: "Apples ought to be cheaper now, don't you think?" Harry S. Truman, a WWI veteran, one-time haberdasher, former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), had been elected Vice President for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, and he assumed the presidency in April 1945, following the sudden death of FDR. During his first term, Truman ordered the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1945), forcing a Japanese surrender and the end of WWII (1939-1945), announced his Fair Deal domestic program (September 1945) and issued the Truman Doctrine (March 1947), which guaranteed aid to any nation resisting Communist aggression. Following his stunning 1948 defeat of Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, Truman oversaw the foundation of NATO (April 1949) and sent troops to South Korea to repel the North Korean invasion (June 1950). After leaving the White House, Truman returned to Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation of the Truman Library. Pencil note by Woodring: "No Ans." Staple holes in upper left, else fine condition.
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