Typed Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph: THORP, Willard L. (1899-1992)

Typed Note Signed / Unsigned Photograph

THORP, Willard L. (1899-1992)

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This versatile and influential economist was the nation's youngest tenured full professor by age 28 (that's right, TWENTY-EIGHT!) at Amherst College; he served under presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower in economic advisory positions domestic and international; in 1947-48 he served as an alternate delegate at the United Nations General Assembly; but it is for helping draft the Marshall Plan that he is best remembered. TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Amherst, MA, 1930 May 14. Addressed to Mary B. Day. Very good. Faintly age toned. On letterhead of Amherst College Department of Economics, the extraordinarily youthful prof sends the librarian at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (not present) "two copies of my article entitled 'HORSEPOWER STATISTICS FOR MANUFACTURERS' in accordance with your request." Small but bold and handsome full signature. This exceptionally early example is accompanied by a choice unsigned 10" X 8" glossy news agency photograph (International News Photo), a closeup depicting Thorp smiling over a document with another smiling fellow, the caption beneath reading in part: "Financial negotiations between the governments of Italy and the United States to resolve the outstanding financial questions arising out of the war and which were not definitively settled by the Treaty of Peace are now approaching a conclusion. Pictured at a State Department meeting are. Ivan Matteo Lombardo, heading the Italian Delegation and Willard L. Thorp, Asst. Secretary of State for the U.S." Near fine, dated in caption "6/17/47." Quite unusual image and even more unusually early Thorp document. Bookseller Inventory # 39349

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