Franklin D. Roosevelt 1937 Typed Letter Signed as President – During “Court Packing” Plan


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32nd President.  Typed letter signed (TLS) “Franklin D. Roosevelt” AS PRESIDENT, February 11, 1937, The White House stationery, 7×8.5, to Leroy Rodman at the Columbia University School of Law, in full:

This acknowledges your letter of February 6th.  I am transmitting it to the Attorney General who is familiar with the situation to which you refer.

Thanking you for your letter and with kind regards

Less than a week earlier, Roosevelt announced a plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 justices.  Considering the letter was sent to a lawyer at a leading law school and the Attorney General is referenced by FDR, it would seem the letter is in direct regard to the court-packing plan announced on February 5.