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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/26/1929 CO-SIGNED BY: F. W. WARD - HFSID 27323

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT The Governor of New York signs an appointment for a Second Lieutenant in the state's National Guard. Partly Printed Document Signed: "Franklin D Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 1p, 8x11. Albany, New York, 1929 December 26.

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Condition: slightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The Governor of New York signs an appointment for a Second Lieutenant in the state's National Guard.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Franklin D Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 1p, 8x11. Albany, New York, 1929 December 26. In part: "THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD; FREE AND INDEPENDENT To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of DWIGHT WOODBURY CASWELL we have appointed and constituted and by these presents do appoint and constituted and by these presents appoint and constitute him, SECOND LIEUTENANT, FIELD ARTILLERY, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD with rank from December 18, 1929. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of the office to which he is appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging and to observe and follow such orders and directions as he shall from time to time receive from our Commander in Chief of the Military and Naval Forces of our said State or any other his superior officer according to the rules and discipline of war, and hold the said office in the manner specified in and by the constitution and laws of our said State. In pursuance of the trust reposed in him and for so doing, this shall be his Commission...." Also signed: "F.W. Ward" as The Adjutant General. 2¼-inch gold foil embossed seal affixed at lower left. Roosevelt served as the Democratic Governor of New York from 1929-1933. As Governor, he began reform programs, asking the state legislature to grant tax relief to the state's farm communities and instituted the nation's first direct unemployment aid. 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, and as a New York State Senator (1911-1913), and FDR had been a candidate for the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination in 1920. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled at blank areas. Fine condition.

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