JAMES A. FARLEY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 01/04/1939 - HFSID 293536
Sale Price $162.00
JAMES A. FARLEY
Ink sentiment on a 5½x2¼ card signed in 1939.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "With every good wish./James A. Farley/Jan 4 1939", 5½x2¼. Affixed to an 8½x11 page with a black and white 5½x8½ photograph of Farley affixed above. James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976) was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1932-1940) and Postmaster General (1933-1940) under Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose presidential campaigns he had managed in 1932 and 1936. He held both posts until disagreeing with FDR about running for a third term in 1940, leading to his resigning from both positions that year (Farley remained Chairman of the Democratic Party in New York state, a position in which he served from 1930-1944). After leaving FDR's administration, Farley served as Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of New York until his retirement in 1973. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, who went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive on verso (affixing card to page). Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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