Title: Typed Letter Signed / Signed Pamphlet.
Binding: Soft cover
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
The son-in-law of inventor George M. Pullman was a Republican politician who served as Illinois governor (1917-21) and representative (1906-11). TLS, 1p, 5 3/4" X 7 3/4", Oregon, IL 8 June 1937. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Near fine. On personal letterhead, Lowden thanks this admirer for "your request for an autographed copy of my radio address of April 7. It gives me pleasure to enclose you herewith autographed copy." Large full signature. The address is present, titled "An Independent Judiciary the Bulwark of the People's Liberties," 8vo, wrappers (bound along top with black cloth tape), 20pp (rectos only). Near fine. On the front wrapper, the governor pens "With the compli- / ments of / Frank O Lowden" huge and bold in black ink. Subitled "An address delivered by Frank O. Lowden over the Blue Network of the National Broadcasting Company on Wednesday evening, April 7, 1937," this speech attacks President Roosevelt's 1937 "Judicial Procedures Reform Bill" or "court-packing plan," legislation that would have allowed him to enlarge the court and push through his New Deal initiatives. Unusual. Bookseller Inventory # 40737
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