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Eisenhower's Secretary of Labor thanks a man in New York for sending him some hand-lettered cards.
Typed Letter signed: "James P Mitchell" as Secretary of Labor, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, 1954 January 20. On U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary letterhead addressed to Mr. Leo J. Sylvor, New York, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Sylver: Thank you for your letter of January 10, 1954, with the enclosed hand-lettered card. I appreciate this thoughtful token of esteem. It is a real pleasure for me to send to you an autographed photograph. [not included] Sincerely yours," James Paul Mitchell (1900-1964) was Director of Industrial Personnel for the War Department during World War II, continuing to work on Army labor relations through the Korean War. He was Secretary of Labor in the Eisenhower administration (1953-1961), where his emphasis on employment discrimination and the status of migrant workers earned him the nickname "social conscience of the Republican Party." He lost a close race for Governor of New Jersey in 1961. Overall fine condition.

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Born: November 12, 1900 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Died: October 19, 1964 in New York City, New York

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