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President Harry S Truman

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33rd President of the United States (April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953).

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
May 3, 1946Statement by the President on the Forthcoming National Highway Safety Conference.President Harry S Truman
May 8, 1946Address Before the President's Highway Safety Conference.President Harry S Truman
January 15, 1947Statement by the President on Highway Safety.President Harry S Truman
June 18, 1947Address Opening the President's Second Highway Safety Conference.President Harry S Truman
June 2, 1949Address to the President's Conference on Highway Safety.President Harry S Truman
June 13, 1951Remarks at the Highway Safety Conference.President Harry S Truman


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
3 September 1946Executive Order 9775 Establishing the Federal Committee On Highway Safety
President Harry S Truman
HTML - 1 page
13 May 1947Executive Order 9851 Adding Certain Lands to the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
President Harry S Truman
HTML - 1 page
9 February 1948Special Message to the Congress on Highway Construction.
To: The United States Congress
From: President Harry S Truman

Letter
- 1 page
2 December 1948Letter to Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Concerning Cooperation by the Broadcasting Industry in the Highway Safety Program.
To: Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
From: President Harry S Truman

Letter
- 1 page
29 January 1949Letter to the Governors Convening the Highway Safety Conference.
From: President Harry S Truman

Letter
- 1 page
30 August 1950Letter to the General Chairman of the President's Highway Safety Conference.
To: General Philip B. Fleming, President's Highway Safety Conference
From: President Harry S Truman

Letter
- 1 page
14 April 1952Letter to the Secretary of Commerce on Highway Safety.
To: Charles Sawyer, Secretary of Commerce
From: President Harry S Truman

Letter
- 1 page


Quotes

Excerpt from Rear Platform and Other Informal Remarks in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. (October 28, 1948)
[8.] BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT (Rear platform, 2:23 p.m.)
Thank you very much, thank you very much. This is certainly a wonderful reception. Nobody could ask for anything better than this, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
You know, when I was a kid, about 17 or 18 years old, I saw the first horseless carriage in Independence, Mo., and there were just about this many people out to look at it. And that was a Locomobile that was made right here in Bridgeport, and it was a horseless carriage. It looked just like an old buggy, and it ran with steam. But there is quite a change now in that automobile business from what it was in those days, and that's true of the age in which we live. We are living in an age with which we haven't yet caught up, and I am doing everything I can to keep the country going forward instead of trying to turn the dock back to that old steam horseless carriage we had in 1902...




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