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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Document Signed as New York Governor.
    -November 12, 1929. Albany, New York. One page. 8.5" x 12.75". State of New York letterhead and gold seal.
    -Original folds, large piece out top right, small piece out bottom right, one-inch tear bottom edge, minor toning, creases and wear, else very good.

    This appointment signed by FDR reflects his support for the labor movement. It reads (in part): "Complying with the request that the State of New York be represented at the Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the American Association for Labor Legislation, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby designate John Sullivan of New York City, as a delegate to represent this State at said Meeting to be held at New Orleans, La., December 27-28, 1929." In 1940, John F. Sullivan was nominated as American Labor candidate for the New York Senate.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, a full-page folio State of New York vignetted document signed as Governor, Albany, November 12, 1929. FDR writes: "Complying with the request that the State of New York be represented at the Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the American Association for Labor Legislation, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby designate/ John Sullivan/ of New York City, as a delegate to represent this State at said Meeting to be held at New Orleans, La., December 27-28, 1929./ Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the City of Albany this twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine./ Franklin D. Roosevelt/ By the Governor:/ Guernsey T. Cross/ Secretary to the Governor." Gilt Seal of New York attached. John F. Sullivan was later the American Labor candidate for New York state senate 33rd District in 1940. A nice FDR appointment highlighting his ties to organized labor while still Governor of New York.



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