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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Autograph Note Signed "FDR." as New York Governor.
    -Undated (circa 1929-1930). Albany, New York. One page, 8" x 10.5". State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead.
    -To: Dr. [Raymond F. C.] Kieb.
    -Usual folds, light toning, paper clip impression, else fine.

    In this short note, FDR writes in pencil and entirely in his own hand: "Dear Dr. Kieb - Will you talk with me about the possibility of putting Mr. Gladka on the Board?" On verso, FDR has written: "Dr. Kieb." Dr. Raymond F.C. Kieb was the Commissioner of Correction, appointed in 1927 by FDR's predecessor, Governor Alfred E. Smith. As strife in the state's penal system abounded, FDR consistently pressed Dr. Kieb to reform New York's penal institutions and criminal justice system. A year and a half into FDR's term as governor, Kieb was replaced by Dr. Walter N. Thayer, Jr. This is a terrific letter written entirely in FDR's own hand to his soon-to-be-departing Commissioner of Correction.

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