Harry Truman~letter~autograph- 1953~last Day As President
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Harry Truman~letter~autograph- 1953~last Day As President:
HARRY TRUMAN~LETTER~1953~LAST DAY AS PRESIDENT
TRUMAN, Harry S. Autograph Letter Signed ("Harry
Truman") in black fountain pen ink on The White House, Washington
letterhead, January 19, 1953. 5" x 8", 1 page (recto only). Fine.
To Mr. Robert V. Fleming*
Written on Truman's last day as president.
In this letter, Truman takes his wife's name off his
checking account with the Riggs National Bank, but
gives her power of attorney to sign checks.
In full: "Dear Mr. Fleming, I want to change our joint
account to my name and give Mrs. Truman power of
attorney to sign checks. It is a legal procedure that has
become necessary now. Sincerely yours, Harry Truman".
The president adds, "Please give Miss Conway** the
necessary papers & cards."
*Robert V. Fleming, president and chairman of the Riggs
National Bank Board of Trustees.
**Rose A. Conway (ca. 1900-1980), was Harry Truman's
personal and confidential secretary from 1945 until his death in
1972. She then worked at the Truman Library until 1975.
Truman once said of her, "No man ever had a more loyal
The Twentieth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, effective
with the 1937 inauguration, established that "the terms of the
President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day
Rarely does a handwritten letter of Truman appear on the
Truman (1884-1972), born May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri; died
December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri; 33rd President of
the United States 1945-1953; noted for the sign on his desk
stating "The buck stops here."
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