PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/01/1955 - HFSID 4609
HARRY S TRUMAN He signs a typed letter, informing a friend that his visit to Los Angeles has been cancelled Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Kansas City, Missouri, 1955 September 1. On personal letterhead to Roy H. Webb, North Hollywood, California.
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HARRY S TRUMAN
He signs a typed letter, informing a friend that his visit to Los Angeles has been cancelled
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x6¾. Kansas City, Missouri, 1955 September 1. On personal letterhead to Roy H. Webb, North Hollywood, California. In full: "My trip to Los Angeles has been cancelled. I regret it very much, but if I ever do get into that town, you will hear from me. 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. Roy Webb, a personal friend of Truman's, visited the President several times in the White House. Irregular lower edge. Lightly soiled at upper right corner. Mailing fold, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.