Lot #8171
Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
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Estimate: $400+

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Harry S. Truman

Ink signature and inscription as president, "To an able and efficient officer and legal advisor [Capt. Clark M. Clifford] from Harry S. Truman, 3/29/46,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.5 card bearing an embossed presidential seal; Clifford's name written in another hand and traced over. In fine condition, with some light toning and soiling.

Clark McAdams Clifford (1906-1998) was a successful Washington lawyer who served as an important political adviser to Democratic presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Jimmy Carter. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and in 1945 was assigned to the White House, where he was quickly promoted to captain while serving as assistant naval aide and then naval aide to President Harry S Truman. He became a trusted personal adviser and friend of Truman.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: February 11 - February 18

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