PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 08/02/1935 CO-SIGNED BY: HOMER S. CUMMINGS - HFSID 84720
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT and HOMER S. CUMMINGS The President and his Attorney General sign the appointment of Edward D. Bolger as Marshal for the Western District of Michigan. Partly Printed DS: "Franklin D Roosevelt" as 32nd U.S. President and "Homer S. Cummings" as FDR's Attorney General, 1p, 20x16.
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT and HOMER S. CUMMINGS
The President and his Attorney General sign the appointment of Edward D. Bolger as Marshal for the Western District of Michigan.
Partly Printed DS: "Franklin D Roosevelt" as 32nd U.S. President and "Homer S. Cummings" as FDR's Attorney General, 1p, 20x16. Washington, D.C., 1935 August 2.Appointment of a U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Michigan. In part: "Know ye,
That, reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Ability and Diligence of Edward D. Bolger, of Michigan, I have Nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Marshal of the United States, in and for the Western District of Michigan, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of that Office according to Law, and to have and to hold the said Office, with all the powers, privileges, and emoluments to the same of right appertaining, unto him, the said Edward D. Bolger for the term of four years, commencing with the date hereof, subject to the conditions prescribed by law...." 2-inch diameter gold foil seal affixed at left margin. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945), the 32nd President of the U.S., served as President longer than any other man (1933-1945). Roosevelt, who was elected to an unprecedented four terms as President and served for 12 years before dying in office in 1945, led the nation through two of its greatest crises, the Great Depression and WWII. He had previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920), a post once held by his cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, as a New York State Senator (1911-1913) and as Governor of New York (1929-1933), and FDR had been a candidate for the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination in 1920. HOMER STILLE CUMMINGS (1870-1956) was FDR's Attorney General from 1933-1939, serving in the post longer than any other man except William Wirt (1817-1829). A former Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut (elected in 1900, 1901 and 1904), Cummings had previously chaired the Democratic National Committee (1919-1920) and served as a Connecticut State Attorney (1914-1924). After retiring from national office, he returned to the private practice of law. Ink smudged at the "lt" of Roosevelt. Lightly creased with folds, light verical folds touch signatures. Lightly soiled, water stains at upper and lower blank margins. Light paper clip impression at upper blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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