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JAMES A. FARLEY - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1935 - DOCUMENT 320619

 
JAMES A. FARLEY
As Postmaster General, he signs below his image on the program for the corner stone laying of a new post office building in Haverstraw, New York
Program signed: "James A Farley" in pencil, 4 pages, 6¼x9½ folded, 12½x9½ opened. Program for the Corner Stone Laying of the Haverstraw Post Office Building, Haverstraw, New York, April 22, 1935. James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976) was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1932-1940) and Postmaster General (1933-1940) under Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose presidential campaigns he had managed in 1932 and 1936. He held both posts until disagreeing with FDR about running for a third term in 1940, leading to his resigning from both positions that year. Farley had hoped to receive the Presidential nomination himself. (He remained Chairman of the Democratic Party in New York state, a position in which he served from 1930-1944). After leaving FDR's administration, Farley served as Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of New York until his retirement in 1973. Toned. Creased and worn throughout. Stained on front and verso. Small tear in left margin on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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JAMES A. FARLEY
Born: May 30, 1888 in Stony Point, New York
Died: June 9, 1976 in New York City, New York




Film Credits
1959 Project XX (Other), 1952 Longines Chronoscope (in person), 1950 What's My Line (in person), 1947 Meet the Press (in person), 1946 World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn (in person)


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