PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/26/1942 - HFSID 159193
Sale Price $595.00
Senator Truman thanks a friend for his Christmas gift of handkerchiefs.
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman" as U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1p, 8x10¼, affixed to cardboard of slightly larger size. Washington, D.C., 1942 December 26. On letterhead of United States Senate, Committee on Interstate Commerce to Mr. Eric O.A. Miller, Commerce Building, Kansas City, Missouri. In full: "Thanks a lot for the beautiful handkerchiefs you sent me. You always do the right thing. I never needed handkerchiefs as badly in my life. I hoped some good person would think of me at Christmas, and you did. I hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Sincerely yours". 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. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Slightly soiled at right blank margin. Fine condition.
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