Letter to Robert Ramspeck Concerning National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.
[ Released August 4, 1948. Dated July 31, 1948 ]
Your ability and wide experience, upon which the Government has relied extensively in the past, can again play an important role in the development of a vital program.
I am, therefore, naming you Vice Chairman of the President's Committee on National Employ the Handicapped Week.
In so doing, I know that the good service you will render in helping disabled veterans and other handicapped workers in finding useful jobs will prove of lasting benefit both to the Government and to them.
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN
[Honorable Robert Ramspeck, Executive Vice President, Air Transport Association of America, 1107 16th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.]
Note: A White House statement of August 4, released with the President's letter, announced that the President had called for a meeting of the Committee on August 17 to make plans for the 1948 observance of National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, the first week in October. Vice Adm. Ross T. McIntire served as Chairman of the Committee which included leaders of organizations from all walks of life.
National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week was established by Public Law 176, 79th Congress (59 Stat. 530).
Harry S. Truman, Letter to Robert Ramspeck Concerning National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/232724