[Franklin D. Roosevelt]: Nominating Address
by John E. Mack.
-June 30, 1932. 15 pages. 4.5" x 6.5". Inscribed and signed by Mack, “For Mr. Herbert V. Prochnon/John E. Mack.”
-In Fine Condition.
This is an original copy of FDR's nominating address hand-signed and inscribed by John E. Mack of Poughkeepsie, New York: For President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt Nominating Address by John E. Mack, delivered at the National Convention of the Democratic Party, Chicago Illinois, June 30, 1932. Mack's address reads (in part): "We make no reiteration of the glowing but unfilled promises of our opposing candidate of four years ago nor present assurances of recovery within twenty-four hours from the depression which exists, but we do promise an earnest, sincere and determined effort, under the leadership of a man whose courage is unquestioned and whose word is as good as gold - who has already convinced the country that he is big enough for the job." Included are portraits of FDR and Mack which include facsimile signatures. A must have for any serious F.D.R. collector.
On June 30, of that year Mack placed the name of his old friend in nomination for the presidency of the United States, with this nominating speech. FDR announced his selection of Mack for the job on June 20. "I am very happy that my old friend and neighbor John E. Mack has been good enough to say that he will make the nominating speech in my behalf at the Democratic National Convention. Aside from my close association with him, covering a period of twenty-five years, it seems to me very fitting that the same man who, in 1910, placed me in nomination for the first office for which I was ever a candidate should once more act as my sponsor." (New York Times, June 20, 1932, page 3).