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James A. Farley signed this letter, typed on his personalized stationery as Chairman of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation, in 1964. In it, he thanked the recipient for his remarks about his recent appearance on Meet the Press. Farley was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in the 1930s and Postmaster General under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Typed letter signed "JamesA Farley" in green ink. 1 page, 8x10¼, on Farley's personalized letterhead as Chairman of the board at the Coca-Cola Export Corporation. Nov. 5, 1964. Addressed to Mr. Carson C. Hathaway, Silver Spring, Maryland. In full: "Dear Mr. Hathaway: Thank you for your letter of November 1st relative to my appearance on Meet the Press television program. It was very kind of you not only to watch it but to take the time and trouble to write me about it. You were particularly generous in your reference to me and I hope I shall always be able to carry on in a manner that will meet with your approval. As soon as I receive reprints of the program I shall send you on. With best wishes, Sincerely yours,". Farley (1888-1976) was Postmaster General under Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1940), whose presidential campaigns he had managed in 1932 and 1936. He was also Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1932-1940), holding both posts until disagreeing with Roosevelt about running for a third term in 1940. He resigned from both positions that year but remained Chairman of the Democratic Party in New York State, a position in which he served from 1930 to 1944. After leaving Roosevelt's administration, Farley served as Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of New York until his retirement in 1973. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: May 30, 1888 in Stony Point, New York
Died: June 9, 1976 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
1959 Project XX (Other), 1952 Longines Chronoscope (in person), 1950 What's My Line (in person), 1947 Meet the Press (in person), 1946 World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn (in person)

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