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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -November 21, 1936. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". On White House letterhead.
    -To: Honorable Carl A. Hatch, Clovis, New Mexico.
    -Horizontal fold, some crinkling, else fine.

    FDR writes "Your reelection has, of course, given me great happiness and especially the fact that for the coming four years we shall be together in Washington. I count on seeing you very soon. My best wishes to you." From 1933-1949, Carl Atwood Hatch (1889-1963) served as a United States Senator from New Mexico. A forceful advocate for a federal minimum wage law, anti-racketeering controls, expansion of the national parks, and reciprocal lowering of trade barriers. Hatch also insisted upon cleansing the election process. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections for the Seventy-seventh Congress (1941-1943), Hatch authored and managed the successful adoption of the so-called "Hatch Act."


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    A terrific typed letter signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt," Washington, D.C., November 21, 1936, 8vo, on The White House Washington letterhead, to Senator Carl A. Hatch of New Mexico. FDR writes: "Dear Carl:/ Your reelection has, of course, given me great happiness and especially the fat that for the coming four years we shall be together in Washington./ I count on seeing you very soon./ My best wishes to you./ As ever yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." From 1933-1949, Carl Atwood Hatch (1889-1963) served as a United States Senator from New Mexico. A forceful advocate for a federal minimum wage law, anti-racketeering controls, expansion of the national parks, and reciprocal lowering of trade barriers, Hatch also insisted upon cleansing the election process. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections for the Seventy-seventh Congress (1941-1943), Hatch authored and managed the successful adoption of the so-called "Hatch Act." That law curbed the worst abuses of the old patronage system of politics by severely restricting the permissible political activities of employees of the federal government. A nice example of FDR's relationship with members of the United States Senate, especially during election time.



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