2-535 To Walter G. Andrews, August 19, 1941

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: August 19, 1941

To Walter G. Andrews

August 19, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Ham:

I am just leaving on an inspection trip, and before I go I want you to know how much I appreciate your unselfish stand in assisting the passage of the recent legislation concerning our citizen-soldiers.

You have been a great source of strength to me on numerous occasions, but never more so than during this recent Congressional struggle. My sincere thanks go to you.1

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Andrews was a Republican congressman from New York and a member of the House Military Affairs Committee. He replied, “The narrowness of our margin made it a very trying ordeal, but when I recall the original conference in [Speaker of the House Sam] Rayburns office, I am not disheartened and I have a feeling that sentiment will improve as we would have it.” (Andrews to Marshall, August 27, 1941, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, General].) See Marshall to Leland M. Ford, September 19, 1941, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-550 [2: 612-13].

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 594-595.

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