THE ROOSEVELT I KNEW. Frances Perkins.
THE ROOSEVELT I KNEW
THE ROOSEVELT I KNEW

THE ROOSEVELT I KNEW

NY: Viking, 1946. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy between two early (pre-Presidency) Roosevelt supporters. Inscribed by Perkins to Bernard Ryan, career NY Appeals Circuit judge on the ffe in Perkins florid, almost indecipherable hand: "For Bernard Ryan For recollection of his long support for progress through the (darkest hours?) Frances Perkins. Dec 1946" Laid-in is a handwritten sheet where Ryan corrects and clarifies Perkins' recollections on pages 41 and 49 concerning the 1928 State Democratic Convention, which nominated FDR for NY Governor, and the state-wide results in which NY favorite son Dem Al Smith lost the presidential election (while FDR won Governor). Frances Perkins (1880 -1965), an erstwhile FDR loyalist, served for him and Gov Al Smith in NY state government before being appointed by FDR Secretary of Labor in his presidency. Besides being the first woman member of the Cabinet in US history, Perkins advocated and administered some of the major accomplishments - like Social Security - that became enduring aspects of FDR's New Deal. Bernard Ryan (1892 - 1976) was an early supporter of FDR and one of a few Democrats with influence in western rural NY when FDR ran for Governor. FDR appointed him in 1930 to the State Court of Claims where he stayed until his retirement in 1961. Books signed by Perkins are rare, associations between FDR pre-Presidency supporters, scarcer still. Second printing, dustjacket moderately worn at corners. Besides Ryan's notes, laid-in are two (unused) postcards of Warm Springs, GA where FDR died. Very Good+ / VG+. Item #012657

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