VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT H. HUMPHREY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1952 - HFSID 293592
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY The junior Senator and future Vice President signs a brief letter for a collector. Typed Letter signed: "H H Humphrey" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Affixed on verso is a transmittal envelope on verso with Humphrey's stamped frank. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 1.
Sale Price $234.00
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY
The junior Senator and future Vice President signs a brief letter for a collector.
Typed Letter signed: "H H Humphrey" as US Senator, 1 page, 8x10½. Affixed on verso is a transmittal envelope on verso with Humphrey's stamped frank. Washington, D.C., 1945 August 1. On letterhead of the Senate Committee on Government Operations to Ralph E. Ward, Jr., Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. In full: "Thank you for your recent communication. You have honored me by your request for my autograph for your collection, and I am pleased to send it to you. Sincerely yours". HUBERT H. HUMPRHEY was Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota before his election to the U.S. Senate (1949-1964, 1971-1978). He gained national prominence for his eloquent (and successful) speech in favor of a strong civil rights plank in the 1948 Democratic platform triggered a walkout by southern delegates. Nicknamed "the happy warrior" for his optimism and his spirited defense of liberal causes, Humphrey served as Vice President under Lyndon Johnson (1965-1969). Nominated for President in 1968 by a Democratic National Convention bitterly divided over the Vietnam War, which as LBJ's Vice President he had loyally defended, Humphrey lost the general election to Richard Nixon by a narrow margin. Returned to the Senate, he sought the Presidency again in 1976, losing the nomination to Jimmy Carter. Learning that an AP poll of 1,000 Senate administrative assistants rated Humphrey the most effective Senator of the past half century, Humphrey responded, "Lyndon's not going to like that!" 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. Lightly creased and toned. Adhesive residue on verso (show through). Top edge worn with paper clip imprints. Otherwise, fine condition.
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