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The Mary Lasker Papers

Title:
Letter from Harry S. Truman to Mary Lasker pdf (30,567 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harry S. Truman to Mary Lasker
Description:
The Laskers had supported President Harry Truman ever since he proposed universal health insurance in 1945, at a time when nearly all business leaders and physicians decried it as "socialized medicine." The Laskers organized the Committee for the Nation's Health, which gathered facts and conducted public relations efforts to bolster what one of its newspaper ads called Truman's "thoroughly American plan" to "increase productivity, reduce disease, and save lives."
Number of Image Pages:
1 (30,567 Bytes)
Date:
1949-01-04 (January 4, 1949)
Creator:
Truman, Harry S.
White House
Recipient:
Lasker, Mary
Source:
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number:
684
Unique Identifier:
TLBBMJ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series I
SubSeries: Cataloged Correspondence
Folder: Truman, Harry
Transcript:
January 4, 1949
Dear Mrs. Lasker:
I have heard of the generous way in which you expressed confidence in my leadership and want you to know of my heartfelt appreciation. I am more grateful than I can say.
The Democratic Party must go forward with progress and the support which you gave so wholeheartedly gives me strength and courage and renewed faith in the principles for which our party must always stand.
Very sincerely yours,
Harry Truman
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2008-07-23
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