PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/12/1947 - HFSID 279315
Sale Price $1,530.00
HARRY S. TRUMAN
This letter was sent by Harry Truman on White House letterhead to his old friend Judge Brown Harris, a county circuit judge in Missouri, in 1947. He wrote it to tell Brown that "I think they are learning... that the objective of the President is the public's interest". Framed to 21¼x15¼ in a gold-colored frame with a b/w bust photo of Truman.
Original typed letter signed "Harry Truman". 1 page, 7x8¾, on White House letterhead, framed to 21¼x15¼ gold-colored frame with blue-gray matte and 7x8½ b/w photo of Truman. Nov. 12, 1947. Addressed to the Honorable Brown Harris, Judge of the Circuit Court, Division No. 4, Kansas City, Missouri. In full: "Dear Brown: I appreciated very much your note of the sixth and I believe that we are getting on top of the situation. It takes a long time for people to find out just exactly what the trouble is but I think they are learning like the people in Jackson County, Missouri learned a long time ago that the objective of the President is the public's interest. I hope Mrs. Harris and all your family are in good health and that everything is going well with you. Sincerely yours,". BROWN HARRIS (1876-1948) was a Jackson County circuit court judge in Truman's home state of Missouri and an old friend of his. Truman (1884-1972, born in Lamar, Missouri) 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 World War II, 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. Not framed in Gallery of History style. Letter is lightly toned and creased. Light dent at top edge of letter. Folded once and unfolded. Errors in negative were reproduced in photo. Frame is scratched, and gold color has rubbed off in places. Otherwise in fine condition.
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