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Typed letter signed "Chao-Shu Wu" (Wu Chaoshu) to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in response to Halpern's inquiry regarding the keys to success in life
Washington, D.C., 1930. 1 p. on "Chinese Legation" letterhead. 7-5/8 x 10 inches. Old folds, minor toning, else very good. 1 p. on "Chinese Legation" letterhead. 7-5/8 x 10 inches. Reading in part: "I believe there are two essentials to success in life, the first is character and the second is ability, but the first is much more important than the second." Wu Chaoshu (1887-1934) also known as C.C. Wu was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs under Sun Yatsen from 1918-1923, and Foreign Affair's Minister in Sun's government in exile during 1923. In 1927, he became Foreign Minister of the Republic of China under Chiang Kai-shek, and went on to serve as Minister to the United States (a post once held by his father, Wu Tingfang) from 1928-1931, as well as Representative to the League of Nations from 1929-1930. As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day inquiring about their ideas to the keys to success in life. He would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.
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