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    A Great President Harry Truman Autographed 1954 Budget Message A complete copy of "The President's Budget Message for 1954 and Selected Budget Statements," officially published on January 9, 1953. This copy was signed and dated by Harry Truman the day before, January 8, with the comment, "Best of luck." Truman was, of course, the lamest of ducks, with less than two weeks remaining before turning the White House over to Dwight Eisenhower, who had defeated him the previous November. This copy of the budget was undoubtedly presented to a ranking Democratic member of Congress. With his customary wit, Truman passed the torch and wished him luck (implying he would need it) passing a budget prepared by an outgoing Democratic administration now that the Republicans were coming to power in Washington! A unique, historic, and highly amusing item. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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