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Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to D. H. Mudge Sr.

Citation

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, “Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to D. H. Mudge Sr.,” Madison Historical, accessed February 24, 2024, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/818.

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Description

This is a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Dick Howard Mudge Senior, a prominent attorney and member of the local Democratic Party. At this time Roosevelt was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for New York. In the letter Roosevelt urges Mudge to support the Democratic Presidential candidate, Al Smith, in the upcoming 1928 election. Roosevelt extols the benefits of Democratic values, while denouncing what he calls the "crass materialism" of Republican Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Warren G. Harding. Roosevelt asks Mudge to write back his decision to his personal home in New York City. Smith went on to lose the 1928 election to Herbert Hoover, while Roosevelt was elected governor of New York.

In Collection

Subjects

  • government
  • Edwardsville
  • Democratic Party
  • elections

Creator

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Contributor

  • Mudge, Stephen

Date

October 15, 1928

Relevant Encyclopedia Article

Language

English

Type

  • Miscellaneous Document

Format

  • Letter
  • pdf

Original Format

Letter

Coverage

  • Edwardsville, Illinois
  • 1920s

Identifier

  • Mudge-Steve-D-0001
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