Chief Executives who combined to serve for 20 years through the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman respectively signed these correspondence pieces. Includes: Roosevelt typewritten on “Navy Department” letterhead, the page is dated “July 31, 1919” and signed by Roosevelt in black-ink fountain pen (“8-9” strength) in his capacity as the Acting Secretary of the Navy; Truman typewritten on Truman’s personal stationery, the letter is dated “February 28, 1967” and signed by Truman in blue ink (“8” strength). Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.
Franklin D. Roosevelt The typewritten letter is addressed to a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and reads (in full):
“Subject: Date attained rank of Rear Admiral of the upper half.
1. You are advised that on July 1, 1919, you attained the rank of rear Admiral of the upper half.
2. Please acknowledge receipt.
(signed) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Acting Secretary of the Navy”
An additional page is signed by the recipient and endorsed by two U.S. Naval officers. Both pages remain crisp and have normal horizontal compacting folds.
Harry S Truman The typewritten letter is composed on Truman’s personal stationery bearing his Independence, Missouri address. It reads (in full)
”Dear Mr. Harvey:
I regret the long delay in acknowledging your letter, which I read with interest, and I can only hope that history will bear our your generous sentiments.
I would like to help you with adequate replies to your questions but I am still confined to my home since my recent illness and I have such a backlog of correspondence it is not possible.
I am sending you an autographed card from Mrs. Truman and myself.
The page is crisp with normal horizontal compacting folds.