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    Franklin Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed "F.D.R." as President.
    -December 1, 1935, warm Springs, Georgia. One page. 7" x 9". On White House letterhead with original transmittal envelope.
    -To: Honorable Edward A. Conger, Poughkeepsie, New York.
    -Fold, a couple of tiny creases, toning, very good.

    FDR writes "Many thanks for all the trouble you have taken in regard to Mrs. William Irish. You were fine to go into the matter personally. I do hope to see you one of these days soon." Edward A. Conger had represented FDR personally as an attorney when Roosevelt was Governor of New York.


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    A fabulous typed letter signed "FDR," Washington, D.C., December 1, 1935, 8vo, on The White House Washington letterhead, from Warm Springs, Georgia, with original transmittal envelope, to the Honorable Edward A. Conger. FDR writes: "Dear Eddie:/ Many thanks for all the trouble you have taken in regard to Mrs. William Irish. You were fine to go into the matter personally./ I do hope to see you one of these days soon./ Always sincerely,/ FDR." Edward A. Conger had represented FDR personally as an attorney while he was Governor of New York, first being brought to FDR's attention after Conger was suggested by FDR's personal lawyer Henry T. Hackett, to represent the Governor in pending legal action in 1930 against the owner of the automobile which had destroyed FDR's Ford Cabriolet. Born January 7, 1882, in Poughkeepsie, New York, and passing away on August 7, 1963, also in Poughkeepsie, New York, Edward A. Conger was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 10, 1938, to be a Judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, a new seat created by 52 Stat. 585. Conger was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16, 1938, and received commission on June 24, 1938. Conger assumed senior status on October 20, 1954, and his judicial service terminated on August 7, 1963, due to death. He was educated at New York University School of Law, and also served as Assistant District Attorney, Dutchess County, New York, 1908-1913; District Attorney, Dutchess County, New York, 1913-1915; City Judge, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1915-1919, and was in the private practice of law in Poughkeepsie, New York, 1919-1938, when he first came to FDR's attention, due to the fact that FDR needed a lawyer to represent him in a pending legal case involving the destruction of FDR's own automobile while he was Governor of New York. An interesting and personal letter from FDR to his friend and attorney Edward A. Conger.



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