PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1933 - HFSID 30818
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT As President-elect re: his future Supreme Court appointee, Felix Frankfurter. Typed Letter Signed: "FDR" as President-elect, 1p, 7¼x10½.
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
As President-elect re: his future Supreme Court appointee, Felix Frankfurter.
Typed Letter Signed: "FDR" as President-elect, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Hyde Park stationery but written "At 49 East 65th Street, New York City", 1933 January 10. To Morris L. Cooke, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa. In full: "That story of Felix Frankfurter's is a joy. I do hope to see you soon." Two months earlier, Franklin D. Roosevelt had soundly defeated President Hoover in the 1932 election. The recipient of this letter, MORRIS LLEWELLYN COOKE (1872-1960), became the Director of the Department of Public Works of Philadelphia in 1911, later working as economic advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot. During FDR's first term as Governor of New York, he appointed Cooke to the State Power Authority. In March 1935, President Roosevelt selected Cooke to head the Rural Electrification Administration. FELIX FRANKFURTER, assistant to Taft's Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson (1911-1913) and a Harvard Law School professor (1914-1939), was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1939 by President Roosevelt. Franklin and Eleanor lived in a brick and limestone house at 49 East 65th Street from the fall of 1908 until Roosevelt's election to the State Legislature in Albany in 1910. They continued to live in number 49 on and off for the next 25 years. This house was a wedding present built and given to the couple by Franklin's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt. She lived in the house next door! Lightly creased, horizontal fold touches "F" and top of "R" in signature. Mounting remnants at top and bottom blank margins. Lightly soiled in blank margins.
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