33rd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry” as Senator, 8 x 10.5, “United States Senate / Committee on Military Affairs” stationery, August 4, 1944. Truman sends thanks to an old friend in Springfield, Missouri for well wishes after being named the vice presidential candidate in 1944, in full:
I cannot tell you how happy I was too receive your letter of congratulations. I didn’t know I had so many friends until this happened.
I have been snowed under with letters and telegrams, hence the delay in thanking you.
With kindest regards and best wishes to both of you.
Truman has handwritten a note at the end of the letter: “Hope to see you when I come to Springfield!”
Mailing folds, else very fine condition.
On July 21, 1944, United States Senator Harry S. Truman was nominated to be President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice-presidential running-mate in his bid to be re-elected for a fourth term. Truman’s predecessor as Vice President, the incumbent Henry Wallace, was unpopular with some of the leaders of the Democratic Party, who didn’t like his liberal politics and considered him unreliable and eccentric in general.