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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Recommendation to Congress that Bequest of Justice Holmes Be Set Aside in a Special Fund--Message from the President of the United States.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09693.14 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 25 April 1935 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23.3 x 14.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "Recommendation to Congress that Bequest of Justice Holmes Be Set Aside in a Special Fund--Message from the President of the United States," dated April 25, 1935. Recommends that a residuary estate left by Justice Holmes be set aside in a special fund rather than being absorbed by the Treasury per Holmes's request.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr., 1841-1935

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

Subjects: Great DepressionCongressHouse of RepresentativesPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsPresidentFundingFinanceSupreme CourtJudges

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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