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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -June 16, 1938. Washington, D.C. One page, 8" x 8.75". White House letterhead.
    -To: Charles R. Hook, Middletown, Ohio.
    -With the usual fold creases, light toning on both sides, else fine.

    A fabulous and historically significant typed letter in which FDR writes: "My dear Mr. Hook:/ It is with great pleasure that I have learned that you have accepted the invitation of the Secretary of Labor to cooperate in the preparation of a report on industrial relations in Great Britain./ In view of the many comments that have come to my attention relative to industrial relations in Great Britain, I feel that there is a definite need for an impartial report which will adequately portray the real situation that prevails in British industry. I trust that, through conferring with British Government officials, industrial leaders, and labor officials, you will be in a position to report to the Secretary of Labor not only on the exact status of labor-employer relations in England, but also on the evolution of the established and accepted procedures that account for the current state of industrial relations in that country./ Very cordially yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt".

    Charles Ruffin Hook was an industrialist and longtime (1930-1959) president and chairman of the board of Armco Steel Corporation, one of the nation's largest steel plants. Hook also served as president of the National Association of Manufacturers, as well as president and chairman of Junior Achievement during the 1940s and 1950s. Under Hook's leadership, Junior Achievement grew from a regional program in the Northeastern United States into a national organization. The Commission produced a report entitled the United States Commission on industrial relations in Great Britain and Sweden. Report of the Commission on industrial relations in Great Britain, with appendices.


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