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PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED 01/12/1953 - HFSID 292105

HARRY S TRUMAN The President writes to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder explaining that a memorandum which was sent to President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower should be called to the attention of the Secretary of the Treasury-designate, the Chief of the U. S. Secret Service, and made part of Henry J.

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HARRY S TRUMAN

The President writes to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder explaining that a memorandum which was sent to President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower should be called to the attention of the Secretary of the Treasury-designate, the Chief of the U. S. Secret Service, and made part of Henry J. Nicholson's personnel record.

Typed Manuscript signed: "Harry Truman" as President, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, 1953 January 12. On letterhead of The White House, in full: "MEMORANDUM FOR HONORABLE JOHN W. SNYDER: The attached copy of a memorandum [not included] which I have addressed to President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower is self-explanatory. This memorandum should be called to the attention of the Secretary of the Treasury-designate, the Chief of the U.S. Secret Service, and made part of Henry J. Nicholson's personnel record." Harry 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. John W. Snyder (1895-1985), a friend of Truman's since they served together in France in World War I, was Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Snyder had held several prior economic posts in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Fine condition. Previously authenticated by PSA/DNA.

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