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|Description:||President Harry S. Truman (seated) is signing the National Security Act Amendment of 1949 with guests in the Oval Office. Standing, from left to right: unidentified; Senator Styles Bridges; Congressman Overton Brooks; Congressman Carl T. Durham; Senator Virgil Chapman; unidentified; Senator Richard Russell; Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson (leaning on the desk); Admiral Louis Denfeld; Senator Leverett Saltonstall; General Omar Bradley (partly obscured); General Hoyt Vandenburg; Congressman Dewey Short; Congressman Carl Vinson; Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray (almost completely obscured); Senator Millard Tydings; Under Secretary of Defense Stephen Early; Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington; Secretary of the Navy Francis Matthews. Original is oversize.|
|Date:||August 10, 1949|
|ARC Keywords:||Legislation; Legislators; National security; Offices; Presidents; Rites and ceremonies; Signatures (Writing)|
|HST Keywords:||Truman - Signing - National Security Act Amendment of 1949; National Security Act Amendment of 1949|
|People Pictured:||Vinson, Carl, 1883-1981.; Vandenberg, Hoyt Sanford, 1899-1954; Tydings, Millard E. (Millard Evelyn), 1890-1961; Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988; Short, Dewey Jackson, 1898-1979; Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979; Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971; Matthews, Francis Patrick, 1887-1952; Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966; Gray, Gordon, 1909-1982; Early, Stephen T. (Stephen Tyree), 1889-1951; Durham, Carl Thomas, 1892-1974; Denfeld, Louis E. (Louis Emil), 1891-1972; Chapman, Virgil, 1895-1951; Brooks, Overton, 1897-1961; Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961; Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972|
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