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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as New York Governor.
    -November 15, 1930. Albany, New York. One page. 8" x 10.5". Gold-embossed Executive Chamber letterhead.
    -To: Mr. Cleon McClarran of Perrysburg, New York.
    -Mailing folds, else very fine condition.

    FDR writes, "Many thanks for your nice letter of congratulations. What is really significant in the vote for Governor is that for the first time in generations a Democrat has carried an overwhelming majority of the upstate counties, - not only the cities but also the rural counties."


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    Wonderful letter on State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany stationery, dated November 15, 1930, shortly after FDR won re-election as Governor of New York by the unprecedented number of 725,000 votes, defeating Republican Charles H. Tuttle. FDR writes to Mr. Cleon McClarran of Perrysburg, New York: "Dear Mr. McClarran:/ Many thanks for your nice letter of congratulations./ What is really significant in the vote for Governor is that for the first time in generations a Democrat has carried an overwhelming majority of the upstate counties, – not only the cities but also the rural counties./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Terrific content in which FDR analyzes the significant for the Democratic Party of his historic re-election as Governor of New York, the very month he emerged as the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1932 due to the size of his victory in the election of 1930 in the then most populous state in the Nation. In this time after the beginning of the Great Depression when Republicans started going down in electoral defeat, FDR was emerging as the master progressive politician and vote getter that would make him "the Champ" as his 1940 Republican Presidential opponent Wendell L. Willkie aptly named him.



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