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Lot #292
Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR claims a third term

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Estimate: $400+
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FDR claims a third term

TLS as president, one page, 6.25 x 7, White House letterhead, November 8, 1940. Letter to J. Butler Wright, in full: "I am deeply grateful for your kind letter of congratulations. Many, many thanks for your thoughtfulness." Matted with an engraving of FDR to an overall size of 15.75 x 11.5. In fine condition. Three days earlier, Roosevelt had earned a resounding win in the 1940 United States presidential election, defeating Republican candidate Wendell Willkie to secure his unprecedented third term in office. Wright was a United States diplomat who served as the twentieth and last Third Assistant Secretary of State. President Roosevelt appointed Wright as Envoy to Czechoslovakia in 1934.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #527 - Ended May 09, 2018

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