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Lot 1541

Truman, Harry S. Typed Manuscript Signed ("Harry Truman"). As President. One page, quarto, n.p., n.d. In black ink. To John Wesley Snyder. Light folding at edges. Overall in very good condition.

Here Truman praises John W. Snyder for his service in the bureaucratic trenches and bestows to him the Poison Oak Leaf Cluster to Carl Vinson Medal with Crossed Palms. Snyder and Truman had a long history together, serving together during World War One. Later, Truman named him Secretary of the Treasury. The document reads, in part: "Armed only with a handful of papers and with utter disregard for the welfare of the House Naval Affairs Committee, Mr. Snyder undertook and successfully completed a single-handed frontal offensive against a numerically superior segment of the Post-War Fleet… Mr. Snyder's outstanding action is consistent with the highest traditions of the Bureau of the Budget."
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
Please note the extensive collection of Presidential biographies in our Political Memorabilia section.

Realized $661

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