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JAMES A. FARLEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1935 - DOCUMENT 291693

 
JAMES A. FARLEY
As Postmaster General, he schedules a meeting with FTC Chairman Ewin Davis about a local post office appointment.
Typed Letter signed: "James A. Farley" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1935 December 11. On official letterhead to Ewin L. Davis, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. In full: "With further reference to your letter of November twelfth, regarding the postmastership of Tallahoma, Tennessee, you may be assured that I won't do anything about this place until I have talked to you about it. I will have Mr. Bray arrange for you to come over to the office for a discussion of the matter. With kindest regards, I am, Sincerely yours". New York Democratic politician James A. Farley (1888-1976) ran the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Al Smith and Franklin Roosevelt, and FDR's first two Presidential campaign. Among the first to make systematic use of modern polling techniques, Farley was a major architect of Roosevelt's New Deal coalition which turned the Democratic Party into the majority party. He was appointed Chairman of the Democratic National Committee(1932) and Postmaster-General (1933), holding both posts until disagreeing with FDR about running for a third term in 1940. (He later served on the Hoover Commission, whose suggestions included the two-term limit on Presidents which became the XXII Amendment. Farley served as for 30 years as President of Coca-Cola Export Corporation, doing much to make Coke an internationally popular drink. He even got Coca-Cola defined as a "war priority item" during World War II, on the grounds the beverage boosted morale. Mailing fold through center. 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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