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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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Born: May 22, 1901 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died: July 19, 1953 in Scituate, Massachusetts

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