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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -September 20, 1944. Washington, D.C. One page, 8" x 10.5". White House letterhead, with the original transmittal envelope.
    -To: Frank M. Swacker, Albany, New York.
    -With the usual fold creases, else fine.

    Though a war was raging in Europe and the Pacific, there were still pressing domestic problems that confronted FDR. In this letter FDR appoints Frank M. Swacker, a prominent New York attorney to an emergency board to investigate disputes between the Union Railway Company and certain of their employees. FDR writes: "Dear Mr. Swacker:/ You are hereby designated and appointed, under authority conferred by the Railway Labor Act, as a member of an emergency board created by proclamation of the President dated September 19, 1944, to investigate and report to me respecting the dispute existing between the Union Railway Company (Memphis, Tenn.), a carrier, and certain of its employees, and you are hereby especially authorized to act in conformity with law and my proclamation./ The Board will organize and investigate promptly the facts as to such dispute, and on the basis of facts developed, make every effort to adjust the dispute and make a report thereon to me within thirty days from September 25, 1944./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt".


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