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RAYMOND EUGENE WILLIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/03/1945 - HFSID 293560

RAYMOND E. WILLIS Signed letter on his US Senate stationery, accompanied by a photo Typed Letter signed: "Raymond E. Willis", 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Washington, D.C., 1945 August 3.

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RAYMOND E. WILLIS
Signed letter on his US Senate stationery, accompanied by a photo
Typed Letter signed: "Raymond E. Willis", 8x10½, affixed to an 8½x11 page (2 surfaces). Washington, D.C., 1945 August 3. On letterhead of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "In accordance with the request in your letter of recent date, I am pleased to send you my autograph. With kind regards, I am, Sincerely yours". Accompanied by 2 items: 1) b/w photo with Willis' printed signature; and 2) transmittal envelope bearing Willis' stamped frank. RAYMOND EUGENE WILLIS (1875-1956), a newspaper publisher and printer, postmaster and state legislator, was a Republican Senator from Indiana (1941-1947). He had very narrowly lost a previous bid for a Senate seat in 1938. Willis declined to seek re-nomination, returning instead to the publishing business as President of Steuben Printing. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing folds. Minor notches at left edge from binding wholes. Lightly toned and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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