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Truman appoints his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder as U.S. Governor of the world?s two major financial institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
"Partly Printed Document Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President and ?Dean Acheson? as Secretary of State, one page, 22.75? x 18.75?. Washington, D.C., June 27, 1951. Embossed Presidential seal, 3.5? diameter, affixed at lower left. Fine condition.In full, ?Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Prudence, and Ability of John W. Snyder, of Missouri. I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years, and authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, unto him the said John W. Snyder, subject to the conditions prescribed by law...?John W. Snyder?s close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Harry S. Truman was Colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Snyder was in Harry Truman's Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder had a broad background in banking and business when he was appointed by President Truman as Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director, Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Of the 75 Secretaries of the Treasury, from Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Geithner,only six served longer than John W. Snyder.As Truman?s Secretary of State (1949-1953), Dean Acheson played a central role in defining American foreign policy in the early years of the Cold war. He helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1964, Acheson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History for ?Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department.?"
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