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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 52806

ROBERT E. HANNEGAN U. S. Postmaster General card signed by Robert E. Hannegan Printed card signed "Robert E Hannegan" in black ink. 4x3 card. Engraved at top edge: "The Postmaster General". Hannegan (1903-1949) was Postmaster General of the United States (1945-1947). St.

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ROBERT E. HANNEGAN
U. S. Postmaster General card signed by Robert E. Hannegan
Printed card signed "Robert E Hannegan" in black ink. 4x3 card. Engraved at top edge: "The Postmaster General". 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 wrangled Truman onto the 1944 ticket as Roosevelt's vice-president. Lightly toned. Signature is lightly smeared but legible. Rust stains near top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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