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Truman's Secretary of Labor writes to author Guy Lynn Sumner thanking him for sending an inscribed copy of his book "Meet Abraham Lincoln".
Typed Letter signed: "L. B. Schwellenbach" as Truman's Secretary of Labor, 1 page, 7x10. Washington, 1946 February 6. On letterhead of The Secretary of Labor addressed to Mr. G. Lynn Sumner, New York, New York. In full: "I deeply appreciate your thought-fulness in sending me a personally-inscribed copy of your book, "Meet Abraham Lincoln". I am much interested in this and am looking forward to an early opportunity of reading it." Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach (1894-1948) a Seattle lawyer with close ties to the labor movement was elected to the US Senate as Democrat in 1934. A staunch supporter of the New Deal, he was appointed a federal district judge by FDR in 1940. Earlier that year, he had been one of the few nationally prominent Democrats to campaign for Harry Truman in a tough primary fight for re-nomination to the Senate. When Truman became President, he picked Schwellenbach for Secretary of Labor, a tough job in an era when pent-up wage demands after World War II triggered a wave of strikes, and when the Republican Congress passed the Taft-Hartley labor legislation over President Truman's veto. Schwellenbach served until his death. Multiple mailing folds. Mounting residue at top corners on verso (light show through). Fine condition.

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Born: September 20, 1894 in Superior, Wisconsin
Died: June 10, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia

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