Typed Letter Signed / Unsigned Photograph

DULLES, John Foster (1888-1959)

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Considered the most powerful secretary of state in U.S. history by some (under Eisenhower, 1953 to 1959), this well-rounded diplomat also served as a delegate to the U.N. General Assembly, negotiator of the Japanese peace treaty, United States senator and more. TLS, 1p, 7" X 9", Washington, DC, 1951 October 30. Addressed to University of Dubuque President Rollo LaPorte. Fine. On "Office of the Secretary of State" -- an office he wouldn't hold for two more years -- Dulles declines an invitation. In part: ". I have a very heavy schedule ahead, including a trip to Japan, and then the responsibility for handling before the Senate the ratification of the Japanese Peace Treaty and the three Security Treaties. That will keep me tied down pretty much through February." Bold full signature in blue ink. Accompanied by a choice 9" X 7" glossy news agency photograph taken just couple months earlier, on 5 September 1951, depicting Dulles speaking at a podium. Original mimeographed paper label affixed to verso titles this San Francisco scene "Dulles Talks at Conference," and notes that "Dulles, head of the American delegation to the Japanese Peace Treaty conference takes the rostrum to address the meeting at the afternoon session." Also present is a carbon copy of LaPorte's disappointed but supportive reply. The "San Francisco Peace Treaty," as it's commonly known, officially ended Japan's status as an imperial power, compensated World War Two civilians and prisoners of war, ended the post-war occupation of Japan and returned sovereignty to the Japanese people. A fine substantive letter with appropriate image. Bookseller Inventory # 40726

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