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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN - AUTOGRAPH 10/15/1945 - HFSID 293563

The Postmaster General sends a letter to veteran and encloses a signed card. Collection: 1) Typed Letter signed: "Robert E. Hannegan" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 7x8½ Washington, D.C., 1945 October 15. On official letterhead to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.

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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN
The Postmaster General sends a letter to veteran and encloses a signed card.
Collection: 1) Typed Letter signed: "Robert E. Hannegan" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 7x8½ Washington, D.C., 1945 October 15. On official letterhead to Ralph Errington Ward, Washington, D.C. In full: "I am happy to send you an autographed card for your collection of autographs. It is enclosed. With every good wish, I am, Sincerely yours". 2) Printed Card signed in ink: "Robert E. Hannegan" as Postmaster General, 4x2½ printed card with his title. TLS affixed to an 8½x11 page, with the signed card and a black and white 2¼x3¾ newspaper photograph affixed to the bottom left of the TLS. Robert E. Hannegan (1903-1949) was Postmaster General of the United States (1945-1947). St. Louis Cardinals fans may also know him as their team's owner from 1947 to 1949. But his greatest contribution to history is probably his role as a power broker in the Democratic Party. He supported Harry S. Truman for re-election to Congress after the 1940 tax fraud conviction of Truman's sponsor Tom Pendergast. This support paid off big in 1944, when Truman recommended that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt make Hannegan chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1944-1947). As DNC chairman, Hannegan actively promoted Truman as FDR's 1944 Vice Presidential running mate. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, who went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. 1) Normal mailing fold. Adhesive on top verso (affixed to top of page). Both the signed card and newspaper photograph affixed at bottom. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Adhesive on verso (affixing card to bottom of the TLS). Otherwise, fine condition.

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