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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/19/1929 - HFSID 279361

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT Less than three weeks after becoming Governor of New York, he certifies the extradition of a prisoner to Massachusetts. Partly Printed Document signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor, 1 page, 11x8½. Also signed "Edward G.

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FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Less than three weeks after becoming Governor of New York, he certifies the extradition of a prisoner to Massachusetts.
Partly Printed Document signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor, 1 page, 11x8½. Also signed "Edward G. Griffin" as Counsel to the Governor. Albany, New York, 1929 January 19. A 2½x2½ gold seal for the state of New York is affixed at lower left. Roosevelt certifies that he has honored the request of the Governor of Massachusetts for the extradition to that state of Barnet Rosenthal and has issued a warrant for the delivery of the fugitive to Douglas McLeod, an agent of that state. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT signed this document the same month he was sworn into office as Governor of New York, succeeding his political patron (and later foe) Alfred E. Smith, whom Roosevelt had nominated as the Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928. Smith lost to Herbert Hoover, whom Roosevelt would himself defeat for the Presidency four years later. Roosevelt (1882-1945), former state legislator, Assistant Navy Secretary and Vice Presidential candidate (1920), served two 2-year terms as New York's Governor before winning the first of an unprecedented four elections to the US Presidency, an office he would hold longer than anyone else (1933-1945). EDWARD G. GRIFFIN served as FDR's legal counsel for his first 1½ years as Governor, resigning effective May 15, 1929. The Governor of Massachusetts, not named in this document, was Frank G. Allen (1929-1931). Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.

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