Davis, James J.

1926 TLS as Secretary of Labor returning from campaign speaking trip

Price: $35.00

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(1873-1947) Welsh-born steel mill worker nicknamed “Iron Puddler” and “Puddler Jim”. Secretary of Labor 1921-30, one of 3 Cabinet officers to serve under 3 presidents (Harding, Coolidge & Hoover). During his tenure, he focused on immigration, then a Labor Department responsibility, and established the US Border Patrol and proposed restrictions on immigration quotas. He successfully urged US Steel Corp. to abandon the 12-hour workday. Penna. US Senator 1930-45, a father of the Davis-Bacon Act. The 247th member of the Loyal Order of Moose in 1906, he staged a successful reorganization and became Director-General, taking the Order internationally. TLS on 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ “Department of Labor/Office of the Secretary/ Washington” letterhead, November 3 1926, to H. Wilkinson Moore of Washington DC. Davis has been absent for several weeks on a campaign speaking trip, apologizes for delay, is sending autographed photo separately, hopes to meet Moore again in the future.

Condition: Very good
Type:Letter






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