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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Dinner Program Signed as President.
    -January 8, 1936. Washington, D.C. 6" x 9.25"
    -Excellent condition.

    "Jackson Day Dinner". FDR's signature is directly below an embossed profile of Andrew Jackson on the cover. The signature of Roosevelt's secretary, Marvin H. McIntyre, is below that of the president. "Mac" served FDR until his own death in 1943.


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    A terrific 1936 Presidential signed Jackson Day Dinner menu, January 8, 1936, boldly signed in black fountain pen by both FDR and his secretary Marvin H. McIntyre. The menu, measuring 6 x 9" has an embossed portrait of President Andrew Jackson below which reads in embossed lettering: "The Federal Union Must Be Preserved." FDR and Marvin H. McIntyre both sign below the portrait of Jackson. Marvin Hunter "Mac" McIntyre (1878-1943) was assistant secretary and, after 1937, secretary to FDR from 1933 until his death. With Louis McHenry Howe, Steve Early, and "Missy" LeHand, "Mac" McIntyre was one of the key insiders, the so-called Cufflinks Gang, who first served FDR in his Vice Presidential campaign in 1920 and then formed the core of his White House staff after his election in 1932. A Kentuckian by birth, McIntyre like Howe and Early had a newspaper background and first made FDR's acquaintance when he took over the Navy Department's press relations in 1917. In 1920 he handled publicity for the Vice Presidential race and did so again in 1932. His service on the staff of the Army and Navy Journal from 1920 to 1932 gave him a wide familiarity with Washington and military circles, which served him and FDR well during his White House years. Until 1939 "Mac" was in charge of political appointments, insofar as anybody was; afterwards ill health greatly reduced his contributions, but he continued to handle confidential matters for FDR until his death in 1943. He displayed to the fullest the "passion for anonymity" that FDR sought in his political family. A fabulous item.



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    June, 2008
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