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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to James A. Farley re: paying off his election bet concerning Senator Borah

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.082 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1937/02/19 Pagination: 1 p. 23 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as President on White House stationery.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentElectionGamblingPolitics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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