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Lewis B. Schwellenbach Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH
Born: September 20, 1894 in Superior, Wisconsin
Died: June 10, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach (1894-1948) a Seattle lawyer with close ties to the labor movement was elected to the US Senate as Democrat in 1934. A staunch supporter of the New Deal, he was appointed a federal district judge by FDR in 1940. Earlier that year, he had been one of the few nationally prominent Democrats to campaign for Harry Truman in a tough primary fight for re-nomination to the Senate. When Truman became President, he picked Schwellenbach for Secretary of Labor, a tough job in an era when pent-up wage demands after World War II triggered a wave of strikes, and when the Republican Congress passed the Taft-Hartley labor legislation over President Truman's veto. Schwellenbach served until his death.
  • LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH - AUTOGRAPH 07/26/1945  - HFSID 26595
    LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH Signature as Secretary of Labor on a 5x3 card with typed caption Signature: "L. B. Schwellenbach" as Secretary of Labor, 5x3 card with typed caption and date (July 26, 1945).

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1945  - HFSID 293490
    LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH Signature on a card affixed to a page with the original Department of Labor mailing envelope and a newspaper photo of Schwellenbach with President Truman Signature: "L. B.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1946  - HFSID 291628
    LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH Truman's Secretary of Labor writes to author Guy Lynn Sumner thanking him for sending an inscribed copy of his book "Meet Abraham Lincoln". Typed Letter signed: "L. B. Schwellenbach" as Truman's Secretary of Labor, 1 page, 7x10. Washington, 1946 February 6.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

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