When Harry Thanked Herbert: A Bipartisan Model

Carl Cannon, RCP
In this age of hyper-partisanship, it’s instructive to recall a time when Harry Truman turned in his hour of need — the worldÂ’s hour of need, really — to Herbert Hoover. On this date in 1947, Truman wrote Hoover a letter expressing his gratitude for HooverÂ’s selfless response.The letter that President Truman sent to former President Hoover on March 11, 1947, was plain and to the point.“Dear Mr. President,” Truman began respectfully.“… I want to express to you again my very high appreciation for your willingness to undertake these two surveys for the Secretary of War and me. You have made a…