Lot #8148
Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR places his name on the ballot in 1932
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FDR places his name on the ballot in 1932

Important DS, signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” one page, 9 x 4, November 4, 1932. As the Democratic candidate for president, Roosevelt signs a "Return Receipt" acknowledging that his name is correctly placed on the ballot for the 1932 election in Illinois. In part: "To Burt E. Burnett, County Clerk for the County of Jackson, I hereby acknowledge receipt by registered mail, of proof copy of ballot containing my name as candidate for the office of President of the U.S. of the Democratic Party, for use at the General Election to be held on the 8th day of Nov., 1932, and I hereby certify that my name is correctly placed on said ballot." In fine condition, with a tiny tear touching the middle initial of the signature. Franklin D. Roosevelt signs and returns this document on the eve of the first of four presidential elections: on November 8th, he defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory. Almost ten thousand citizens voted for FDR in Jackson County, Illinois, where he won by a margin of nearly 12%.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021

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