Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk)

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Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk)

Personal, business, and political correspondence; clippings; memorabilia; materials relating to his book, YOU'RE THE BOSS (1947); and letters of condolence on his death. Subjects and correspondents include Bronx County Democratic Committee, James A. Farley, James Forrestal, Herbert H. Lehman, Bernard McEveety, Sharon Mauhs, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., William O'Dwyer, Frances Perkins, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Francis J. Spellman, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, and the 1939 World's Fair. Items after his death are biographical or correspondence to his family.

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Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963

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Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 – December 5, 1963) was an American investment banker and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and as U.S. Senator from New York between 1949 and 1957. Born in Manhattan, he attended The Sachs School and Sachs Collegiate Institute before earning a B.A. from Williams College. After graduating, Lehman worked in textile manufacturing, eventually becoming vice-president and treasu...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president in early 1945. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congres...

Forrestal, James, 1892-1949

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James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. Forrestal came from a very strict middle class Irish Catholic family. He was a successful financier on Wall Street before becoming Undersecretary of the Navy in 1940, shortly before the United States entered the Second World War. He became Secretary of the Navy in May 1944 upon the death of his superior, Frank Knox. Preside...

O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964

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William O'Dwyer (1890-1964), a native of Bohola, County Mayo in Ireland, emigrated to New York City in 1910. Prior to becoming Mayor in 1946, he served in the United States Army and later worked as a policeman, lawyer, district attorney. He was re-elected in November 1949 and served until August 1950, when he accepted the position of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico....

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the 33rd vice president of the United States, and the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He was also the presidential nominee of the left-wing Progressive Party in the 1948 election. The oldest son of Henry C. Wallace, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924, Henry A. Wallace was born in Adair County, Iowa in...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967

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Prominent prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Appointed Archbishop of New York in 1939 and the College of Cardinals in 1946. From the description of Letters, 1946-1967. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 53982752 Spellman was at this time the Catholic archbishop of New York. Werfel and Spellman appear to have had a relationship of mutual respect and admiration. Werfel sought Spellman's responses to his novels Embezzled Heaven and The Song of...

Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967

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Epithet: US banker and diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x000351 Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967), neighbor and life-long friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, served under Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt as Conservation Commissioner of the State of New York from 1929 to 1933. He was also Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Agriculture, and member of the Taconic State Park Commission. Under Pres...

Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976

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Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088 James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius ...

Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953

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Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Joseph Flynn : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732385 Edward Joseph Flynn (1891-1953), lawyer, author, was born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham Law School in 1912 and admitted to the New York Bar in June 1913. Flynn practiced law in partnership with Bill McKeown from 1913 to1922, and Monroe Goldwater from 1924 to 1953, but he soon became involved ...

McEveety, Bernard

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New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)

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"Negro Week" was a program on the contributions of blacks to American culture held at the New York World's Fair in July 1940, and consisted of festivals, exhibitions, song and dance recitals, choral and symphonic music, concerts, religious services, guest speakers, and a children's program. From the description of New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580393 From the guide to the New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940, (The...

Mauhs, Sharon J., 1901-1964

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Sharon J. Mauhs (1901-1964) was an American conservationist and New York State Commissioner of Conservation from 1956 to 1958. Born in Sharon Springs, New York he graduated from Union College (Albany Law School) and was admitted to the bar in 1926. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1948 and served two terms, and was chairman of the Schoharie County Democrats from 1944 to 1956. Governor Averill Harriman appointed him Conservation Commissioner in 1956 at the suggestion of several pr...

Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949

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Industrialist and statesman. From the description of Clippings relating to Edward R. Stettinius, 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068013 Industrialist, Secretary of State, delegate to the United Nations. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Darryl F. Zanuck, Beverly Hills, California, 1944 November 11 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836060 From the description of Financial records of Edward R. Stettinius [...