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Extradition document signed as Governor of New York, counter-signed by his Counsel, who later became the first White House Counsel. Partly printed document signed: "Franklin D.…"

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Extradition document signed as Governor of New York, counter-signed by his Counsel, who later became the first White House Counsel.
Partly printed document signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor and "Samuel Rosenman" as Counsel for the Governor, 1p, 10¾x8½, with 2½-inch diameter gold Seal of the State of New York in lower left corner. Albany, New York, March 5, 1932. Roosevelt certifies that he has honored the request of the Governor of Massachusetts for the extradition to that state of William Feldman and has issued a warrant for the delivery of the fugitive to Timothy F. Collins, an agent of that state. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT (1882-1945, born in Hyde Park, New York) was elected Governor of New York in 1928, 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, 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). SAMUEL ROSENMAN (1896-1973, born in San Antonio, Texas), formerly a member of the New York State Assembly, was a speech writer for Governor Roosevelt and, beginning in May 1929, his official legal counsel. He continued writing and politicking for FDR during and after the latter's campaign for President. Rosenman later served as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1936-1943), resigning his judgeship to become the first White House Counsel under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman (1943-1946). Rosenman played a major role in formulating White House policy on the war crimes trials after World War II, and helped write President Truman's acceptance speech for the 1948 Democratic National Convention. Lightly creased. Signatures touch, but are legible. Fold creases through signatures. White paper white out at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.

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