Offering an autograph assemblage of four Republican Presidential nominees, Wendell Willkie, Thomas E. Dewey, Alfred Landon and Norman Thomas.
THOMAS E. DEWEY (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American Lawyer, politician and Republican. He served as the 47th governor of New York and was a nominee for the Presidency but lost the election to Franklin Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt’s four presidential elections. He was again nominated in 1948 but lost to Harry S. Truman in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history. TLS, April 27, 1939, one page to George Olmsted of Des Moines, Iowa, thanking him for his letter and “all the interesting things you cover in it. I’m surprised that Leonard Reid has not responded to your letter and will write him a note today to make sure that he does.” Postscript in his hand, “Will you be seeing Geo. Sibley when he is in the West next week? I hope so.” Full signature and signature by initials.
WENDELL LEWIS WILLKIE (February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was the Republican nominee for President in 1940. He favored greater involvement in World War II to support Britain and the Allies. He lost to Roosvelt, who took the electoral college by a wide margin. His ink signature attached to a card.
NORMAN THOMAS (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. His signature removed from a letter and designating his location as New York City.
ALFRED M. LANDON (September 9, 1902 – October 12, 1987) was a Republican who served as twenty-sixth Governor of Kansas. He was the Republican Party’s nominee in the 1936 presidential election but was defeated in a landslide by Franklin Roosevelt, who won the electoral college 523 to 8. Landon signs in the border of an attached Chicago Tribune article (May 8, 1936) with the headline “Alf M. Landon Tells Views On ’36 Race Issues.
Toning, but overall very good.
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