Typed Letter Signed to John W. Snyder.
August 31, 1967. From Harry S. Truman to former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. One page typed on Truman's personal letterhead and signed by Truman in black ink. Fine tri-folded letter, with just a light rust mark from a paperclip and a couple of very light and tiny spots to verso. Overall, a beautiful letter. In this letter, Harry S. Truman replies to his former Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder, informing him that his assistant Rose Conway "found no record of my having any personal appointments with Speaker Sam Rayburn or Vice President Barkley on the 25th or 26th of June 1950." The end of June 1950 was a very significant moment in U.S. - and world - history, marking the beginning of the Korean War. On June 25th, 1950, 90,000 communist troops from North Korea invaded South Korea along the 38th parallel. Two days later Truman made the announcement that he was sending U.S. air and naval forces to aid South Korea. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, and served two eventful terms (1945-1953), guiding the country through the close of World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement. Truman and Treasury Secretary Snyder met during World War I and worked closely together in the early 1940s while Truman was a Missouri Senator and Snyder was working in Franklin Roosevelt's Reconstruction Finance Administration (RFA). In 1946, Truman appointed Snyder to Secretary of the Treasury, and he was one of Truman's closest policy advisors during his presidency.