As Secretary of Labor, he declined an invitation to an American Bar
Association dinner. Someone at the ABA didn't know what year it was.
Typed Letter signed: "Maurice J. Tobin" as Secretary of
Labor, 1 page, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1950 April 17. (The
recipient's office has put a 1949 date stamp on the letter, but the meeting date
in the text of the letter confirms that it written and signed in 1950.) To Ben
S. Fisher, Administrative Law Section, Bar Association of the District of
Columbia. In full: "I have your letter of recent date in which you
extend a cordial invitation to me to attend the Annual Dinner of the
Administrative Law Section to be held on April 29, 1950, at the Shoreham Hotel.
I wish that it were possible for me to join with you on this occasion, but,
unfortunately, a previous engagement of long standing in New York City on that
day, precludes this possibility. Please convey my personal greetings to those in
attendance. With deep appreciation for your thoughtful invitation and with every
good wish for a very successful evening, I am, yours very truly". Maurice
J. Tobin (1901-1953), a former Mayor of Boston (1938-1945) and Governor of
Massachusetts (1945-1947), was President Truman's Secretary of Labor from 1948
to 1953. As Governor, he had increased unemployment insurance and workers
compensation, achievements which - along with his active campaigning for Truman
in 1948 - no doubt helped secure him the Cabinet post. Today commuters
pay $3.00 each time they enter Boston via the Tobin Bridge. Horizontal mailing
folds. Lower right corner creased and worn. Paper clip crease at upper center at
banner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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MAURICE J. TOBIN
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