Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1945 September 25

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Title

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1945 September 25

Description

A letter from President Harry S. Truman to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated September 25, 1945. In this letter, Truman gives Johnson permission to schedule Truman’s Gourgas Medal presentation at the White House. The Supreme Council awards the Gourgas Medal to Freemasons in recognition of distinguished service to Freemasonry, the country, or humanity. President Truman was the first recipient of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s most distinguished honor. Truman also comments upon the character of his recent Supreme Court nominee, Harold Hitz Burton, a Freemason and former Senate colleague of Truman.

Source

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

Date

1945 09 25

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

A2019/001/010

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 September 25,” digitalVGW, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/905.