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Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) to Dean Acheson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.22 Author/Creator: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Place Written: Key West, Florida Type: Typed letter signed Date: 31 March 1950 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: A personal letter to Acheson, then secretary of state. Responding to a letter of Acheson dated 28 March and enclosing a copy of his previous day's press conference. Mentions Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg and Henry Stimson as arguing from the same position on an issue as Acheson, and castigates Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy as a pathological liar and Nebraska Senator Kenneth Wherry as a blockheaded undertaker. On White House stationery.

People: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1867-1950
Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsCongressPresidentVice PresidentCold WarMcCarthyism

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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