PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/09/1929 CO-SIGNED BY: SAMUEL ROSENMAN - HFSID 279362
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT and SAMUEL ROSENMAN 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, 1 page, 11x8½.
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FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT and SAMUEL ROSENMAN
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, 1 page, 11x8½. Also signed "Samuel Rosenman" as Counsel to the Governor. Albany, New York, 1929 December 11. 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 Frank Coughlin and has issued a warrant for the delivery of the fugitive to John T. McDewell, an agent of that state. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945) 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 IRVING ROSENMAN (1896-1973), 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. The Governor of Massachusetts, referenced but not named in this document, was Republican Frank G. Allen (1929-1931). Fold creases, one through "Ro" of Roosevelt. Otherwise, fine condition.
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