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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN - CALLING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 321212

Signed on his card as US Postmaster General Calling Card signed: "Robert E. Hannegan", 4x2½. 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.

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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN
Signed on his card as US Postmaster General
Calling Card signed: "Robert E. Hannegan", 4x2½. 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. Although forced to step down as Party Chairman after reverses in the Congressional Elections of 1946, his emphasis on building turnout contributed to Truman's unexpected re-election victory in 1948. Soiled on left margin. Toned. Corners slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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