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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -June 27, 1936. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead.
    -To: Congressman James R. Claiborne of Missouri.
    -Folds, else very good.

    FDR writes, "Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of June nineteenth suggesting that the money in the recently enacted Relief bill for highways, roads, and streets be allotted to the Bureau of Public Roads for expenditure in cooperation with the State highway departments./ A measure has already been enacted, H. R. 11687, to give very full recognition to road building along the lines established by the Congress. The road item in the emergency appropriation is additional, and was designed primarily to afford employment." James Robert Claiborne (1882 - 1944) practiced law in St. Louis before serving in Congress.


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    A wonderful and historic letter on The White House Washington stationery to Congressman James R. Claiborne of Missouri, concerning public work relief. FDR writes: "My dear Congressman:/ Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of June nineteenth suggesting that the money in the recently enacted Relief bill for highways, roads, and streets be allotted to the Bureau of Public Roads for expenditure in cooperation with the State highway departments./ A measure has already been enacted, H. R. 11687, to give very full recognition to road building along the lines established by the Congress. The road item in the emergency appropriation is additional, and was designed primarily to afford employment./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." James Robert Claiborne, a United States Representative from Missouri, was born in St. Louis, Missouri., June 22, 1882; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in St. Louis, Missouri; lecturer in the law school at St. Louis University for several years; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the circuit court of the eighth judicial district in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936 (at the time this letter was written to Congressman Claiborne by FDR); engaged in the practice of law in St. Louis, Missouri., until his death there, February 16, 1944. A great letter from FDR, in which he discusses an emergency appropriation during the New Deal which was "designed primarily to afford employment."



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