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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -March 18, 1941. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead.
    -To: George M. Harrison, President of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks.
    -Original horizontal center fold, else fine.

    FDR writes (in part): "I need not tell you, I am sure, that I appreciate that message of congratulations you sent me. It is gratifying to know that the radio address touched a responsive chord." A leading voice for American labor, George M. Harrison served on FDR's Committee on Economic Security (CES).


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    Letter signed March 18, 1941 on The White House Washington stationery to George M. Harrison, Esq., President of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. FDR writes: "Dear George:/ I need not tell you, I am sure, that I appreciate that message of congratulations you sent me. It is gratifying to know that the radio address touched a responsive chord./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." This letter showcases FDR's continuing close ties with labor. George M. Harrison also served on FDR's Committee on Economic Security (CES), and was a leading voice for American labor for many years. A fantastic letter from FDR to a major union leader.



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