World War II-dated TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, January 12, 1942. Letter to A. W. Hawkes, the president of Congoleum-Nairn, Inc., in full: "I have today by Executive Order established the National War Labor Board. It will, as you know, be the duty of this Board to adjust and to settle any labor dispute which threatens the effective prosecution of the war and which cannot otherwise be settled. The imperative necessity that production continue without interruption places upon the Board a grave and an important responsibility. I have named you as a member of this Board, representative of employers. I believe that you will make a significant contribution to the nation's war effort. Copies of the Executive order creating the Board, and of my statement announcing the appointees, are enclosed." In fine condition, with a light stain above the signature, and staple holes to the upper left corner.
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