Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1945 May 2

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Title

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1945 May 2

Description

A letter from President Harry S. Truman to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated May 2, 1945. In this letter, written less than a month after becoming President, Truman accedes to Johnson’s request to become the first recipient of the Gourgas Medal, the most distinguished honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Supreme Council awards the Gourgas Medal to Freemasons in recognition of distinguished service to Freemasonry, the country, or humanity.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. SC069

Date

1945 05 02

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2019/001/005

Extent

1 item ; 23 x 18 cm.

Provenance

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Citation

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972, “Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1945 May 2,” digitalVGW, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/900.