J. PARNELL THOMAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1938 - HFSID 140241
J. PARNELL THOMAS The congressman who was convicted of fraud sends this letter accepting membership in the New Jersey State Society Typed Letter Signed: “J. Parnell Thomas” 1p, 8x10. January 5, 1938. Written on official Congressional letterhead, Washington, D.C.
Sale Price $180.00
J. PARNELL THOMAS The congressman who was convicted of fraud sends this letter accepting membership in the New Jersey State Society Typed Letter Signed: “J. Parnell Thomas” 1p, 8x10. January 5, 1938. Written on official Congressional letterhead, Washington, D.C. (Committees: Military Affairs/Claims/Census) Addressed to: “Mr. Joseph P. Kelley/President/New Jersey State Society/Washington, D.C.” To “Dear Mr. Kelly”. In full: “Permit me to thank you for your letter of December 13th with which you enclosed membership card in the New Jersey State Society. I shall be very pleased to accept membership in the State Society and to serve on the Board of Governors. Thanking you for writing me and hoping to make your acquaintance in the near future, I am Sincerely.” J. Parnell Thomas (1895-1970) was a politician who had previously worked as a stockbroker. He served seven terms in Congress, representing the state of New Jersey. After corruption charges were brought successfully against him, he served nine month in federal prison. The allegations of corruption involved a women who worked for Thomas, Myra Midkiff, kicking back her salary to the congressman for four years. Stain covers large portion of lower third of letter. Creasing throughout. Corners and edges worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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