Presidential Telegram

TRUMAN, Harry S. (1884 - 1972)

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Place Published: Washington
Date Published: 1952

Description: Exceedingly rare and important original Presidential Western Union telegram. 2 pages, 5.75 x 8 inches, The White House, Washington D.C., November 20, 1952. Written to the Honorable Owen J. Roberts, President of the Atlantic Union Committee, sending greetings on the occasion of the AUC's second annual Congress and acknowledging the organization's role in making NATO a success. In part: "...Your organization has performed a notable service to this country and to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by promoting a broader understanding of the need for continued cooperation among the peoples of the Atlantic community. While Americans may sometimes disagree as to the particular methods by which peace and security can be insured, there can be no doubt that an ever increasing public understanding of the problems we face in our relations with other parts of the world is essential to the ultimate attainment of these goals: HARRY S. TRUMAN." Some creasing and browning; very good(-) condition.

Comments: In 1949, the Association to Unite Democracies spawned the Atlantic Union Committee, with former Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts as Chairman, former Under-secretary of State Will Clayton, and former Secretary of War Robert Patterson as Vice-Chairman, in an intensive nationwide campaign for Atlantic integration. This was the climate in which NATO was proposed, the stage already being set by the Marshall Plan of which Clayton was the principle author. In the period from 1949 to 1953, the Atlantic Union Committee (AUC) became the primary organization in America supporting NATO. In 1952, the AUC took the initiative to form an Atlantic Assembly, as an annual "consultative" assembly of Parliamentarians from NATO countries. When President Truman sent this telegram to Owen J. Roberts he was ecstatic. It was Roberts' idea to give countries like Greece and Turkey large expenditures and help them re-build their economies. This tactic prevented Greece and Turkey from turning to Communism and opened the door for them to be formerly accepted as members of NATO at the very function Truman was sending his greetings.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 226618

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