Tobin, Maurice J.

Signed photograph as Trumanís Secretary of Labor

Price: $15.00

Description:
(1901-1953) Boston Mayor 1938-45, 56th Governor of Massachusetts 1945-47, Secretary of Labor 1948-53. A protege of James M. Curley, he was elected to the Mass. House of Representatives at 25, serving 1927-29. He served on the Boston School Committee 1931-37 before shocking the establishment by defeating Curley in the 1937 race for Mayor. As Mayor 1938-45, he advocated the Fair Employment Practices Bill, which prohibited discrimination based on race, color, creed, and national origin in hiring or promotion practices. In 1944, he was elected Governor, serving 1945-47. Administration marked by efforts to increase unemployment insurance benefits and workers compensation. He is also credited with the creation of Massport. In 1946, he was defeated for re-election. Tobin campaigned vigorously for President Truman in 1948. On Truman's election, he was appointed Secretary of Labor, serving 1948-53; he died of a heart attack July 19, 1953. In 1967, the Mystic River Bridge was renamed the Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge. ISP, 8 x 10 b&w glossy photo seated at his desk, inscribed with sentiment and signed as Secretary of Labor. IMAGE NOTE: blue spot on Tobin's right arm is from light reflection ("red eye" reduction) on glossy surface; it is not on the item itself.

Condition: Good, slight handling wear and edge creases, borders very slightly trimmed
Type:Photograph






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