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JAMES A. FARLEY. TLS: "James A. Farley" as Chairman, 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1939 November 16. On letterhead of the Democratic National Committee to Mr. Elrie Robinson, St. Francisville, La. In full: "I must apologize for not thanking you earlier for the very interesting book 'Horse and Buggy Printing'. While I have not had a great deal of experience in the printing business I think I am justified in saying that this publication is a work of real art and I have also enjoyed reading your interesting introduction. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours". Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold at the upper loops of the "J" in James and the "F", "r" and "l" of Farley. Two tape stains at upper blank margin, slightly stained at blank left edge, stray ink mark at lower right corner. Overall, fine condition. With card, unsigned, 5¾x4. Imprinted: "Christmas Greetings/and all good wishes for the New Year/James A. Farley". Slightly creased. Fine condition. 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 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. ELRIE ROBINSON (1883-1955), who became nationally known as "The Horse and Buggy Printer", was the editor and proprietor of the St. Fancisville "Democrat" and an author whose works include a biography of pioneer printer James M. Bradford and a local history of St. Francisville. His printing shop is preserved in the current headquarters of the "Democrat", and his collection of antique fonts is housed at the New York Public Library and other memorabilia is part of the special collections of the Louisiana State University. Two items.

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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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