Typed Letter Signed on "United States Senate" letterhead

TRUMAN, Harry S. (1884 - 1972)

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Place Published: Washington, D.C.
Date Published: 1939

Description: 1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., February 1, 1939. Written to attorney Ike Skelton, paying homage to Tom Pendergast's political machine in his home state of Missouri, in full: "Replying to yours of January Thirtieth, I have recommended Mr. Fred C. Wilson to Mr. Edgar F. Puryear for a position with the Public Works Administration. I am pleased to know of your interest in Mr. Wilson, and I sincerely hope he is successful in making the desired connection." Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition.

Comments: From 1925 to 1939, Tom Pendergast ran one of the most ruthless political machines of the 20th century. Ike Skelton, father of the Congressman of the same name, was an attorney who represented Pendergast in some of his shadiest transactions. Less than three months after this letter was written, Pendergast was arraigned on charges that he failed to pay taxes on a bribe he received.

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

Book ID: 253492


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