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Important Appointment for Secretary of War-(Cabinet Position) by Franklin

HARRY HINES WOODRING (1887-1967) POLITICAL ARCHIVES AND RELATED MATERIAL, including the 1937 Presidential appointment of Woodring as Secretary of State signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Harris & Ewing photo of Roosevelt at his desk signed "to Helen Woodring (wife) from her friend Franklin D. Roosevelt", over 30 official and other photos of Woodring and/or his wife, many being proof copies from Harris & Ewing, five acetate recordings of Woodring including the "Cabinet Series" of the "United States Government Reports" radio series with paperwork, a 1940 letter from General George Marshall, assorted certificates, calling cards, government letterheads, Woodridge family ration books in a leather case, leather jewelry/vanity case with Mrs. Woolridge's initials and December 25, 1939 date, etc. First half 20th century. Most in very good to excellent condition, Roosevelt photo with 1" tear from top edge, appointment with staining, several recordings with flaking to surface. Provenance: Descended in the family of Harry Hines Woodring, Topeka, KS. Catalogue Note: Harry Hines Woodring (1887-1967) served as Governor of Kansas from 1931 to 1933 at which point he was appointed Assistant Secretary of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1936 he was promoted to Secretary of War by Roosevelt, serving until 1940. CONDITION Most in very good to excellent condition, Roosevelt photo with small 1" tear from top edge, appointment with staining, several recordings with flaking to surface.Read more

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