Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

CHASE MELLEN JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/23/1933 - HFSID 286547

Typed letter signed immediately following his successful campaign to oust the longtime Chairman of the New York County Republican Committee (1933). This vote would have a large effect on New York City politics, when Mellen supported the Fusion candidate for Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia.

Price: $100.00

Condition: Fine condition Add to watchlist:
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

CHASE MELLEN JR.
Typed letter signed immediately following his successful campaign to oust the longtime Chairman of the New York County Republican Committee (1933). This vote would have a large effect on New York City politics, when Mellen supported the Fusion candidate for Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia.
Typed Letter signed: "Chase Mellen, Jr", 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, 1933 September 23. On letterhead of the Organization of Regular Republicans for change in New York County Leadership to Martin Taylor, New York City. In full: "Many thanks for your kind letter and for the loyal support you gave to our movement which will enable us to rebuild a strong Republican Party here in New York County. At the moment I cannot make any luncheon dates as I do not seem to have sufficient time in which to eat or sleep just at present. Sincerely". Chase Mellen, Jr., who had lost a leg in combat during World War I, was led a successful insurgent campaign in 1933 to oust Samuel S. Koenig, the longtime Chairman of the New York County Republicans. Koenig stood accused of being too friendly with Tammany Hall Democrats, so his ouster was supported by a diverse coalition of Young Republicans and senior party luminaries (Henry Stimson and Elihu Root, to name only two). Only days before he signed this letter, Mellen prevailed, winning the caucus votes of 2,000 of the 2,964 County Committee members. His work was not finished. He immediately swung the Party behind the Fusion candidacy of Fiorello LaGuardia, who unseated New York's incumbent Mayor O'Brien in November. La Guardia was Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945, remembered as one of the City's greatest (and most colorful) leaders. Chase Mellen's next bid for office came 20 years later, when he was the Liberal Party's unsuccessful nominee for New York City Comptroller. Two holes from hole punch at left edge. Lightly toned and creased. Notch at upper center edge. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top right corner. 2 horizontal fold creases. Otherwise fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

Fast World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit an Offer Today

Get a quick response