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Writing to two different congressmen regarding the Hoover Commission 71. Harry S. Truman. Two one-page TLSs, both signed as president, both on

White House letterhead. First letter, 7 x 9, dated March 20, 1948, written to Senator George Aiken reads, in full: “Thanks a lot for your thoughtfulness in sending me a copy of the latest chart and report on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. It is an interesting document.” Second letter, 8 x 10.5, dated July 31, 1951, to Senator John McClellan, reads, in part: “I have read with considerable interest your letter of July tenth with respect to S.1134. As for the provisions of the bill dealing with the organization of the Executive Office of the President, I agree thoroughly with your Committee that the measure is not consistent with the recommendation of the Hoover Commission that the President, ‘should be given complete freedom to adjust the internal relationships of the President’s Office’ and that he ‘should not be prevented by statute from reorganizing the President’s Office.’ My experience convinces me of the wisdom of this recommendation and the soundness of the Committee’s judgment in applying it.” A light horizontal fold through one signature, and a bit of light toning and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The Hoover Commission, officially named the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, was a body appointed by President Harry S. Truman in 1947 to recommend administrative changes in the Federal Government of the United States. It took its nickname from former President Herbert Hoover, who was appointed by Truman to chair it. Interesting content concerning the committee which made many administrative changes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

72. Harry S. Truman.

DS as president, one page, 11 x 10, July 16, 1947. Certificate of Merit presented to Lionel J. Noah “for outstanding fidelity and meritorious conduct in aid of the war effort against the common enemies of the United States and its Allies in World War II.” Document appears to be affixed to a mount and is framed to an overall size of 14 x 12.75. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, July 3, 1953. President Eisenhower appoints Edward A. Beard an “Associate Judge of the Municipal Court for the District of Columbia.” Signed at the conclusion by Eisenhower and countersigned by Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr. Document is affixed to an identical size mount. Missing top corner tips, a couple of edge chips, and a mild shade of uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. The gold foil seal is intact. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have heard the war between the States described as, The Civil War, the Late Unpleasantness, the War to Liberate the Slaves, but never before have I heard it called the War of Northern Aggression” 74. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

TLS signed “D.D.E.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 19, 1968. Letter to Earl Mazo, at The Reader’s Digest. In part: “Thank you very much for the explanation of Clemson’s venture into the blue cheese business; it was interesting—not to say romantic. I have heard the war between the States described as, The Civil War, the Late Unpleasantness, the War to Liberate the Slaves, but never before have I heard it called the War of Northern Aggression. You were very thoughtful to send along to me the Gallup report on relative popularity of public figures. While, of course, I was pleased that I was named No. 1, the amazing thing was that I cannot recall ever having heard of this particular evaluation, yet I find that I have been included on each of the 22 years the report has been published; however, by far, the most interesting point in your letter was the postscript about your son, Mark. I hope that his victory when running as an ‘EisenhowerNixon Republican’ has real significance for the upcoming election.” In fine condition, with some light corner creasing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 25

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