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Appointment of E. French Fugate as Postmaster of Grainger County, Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3818

This collection contains one document appointing Mr. Eugene French Fugate as Postmaster of Grainger County, Tennessee in 1935. Signed by Postmaster General James A. Farley and President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Dates

  • 1935 February 1

Language

This material is in English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

A document appointing Mr. Eugene French Fugate as Postmaster of Grainger County, Tennessee in 1935. It is signed by Postmaster General James A. Farley and President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eugene French Fugate was born on September 5, 1891 to Robert and Eliza Patterson Fugate. He was drafted to World War I and later served as Postmaster of Grainger County, Tennessee. He died in May 1966.

James Aloysius Farley was born in 1888 in New York to Irish immigrants. He studied bookkeeping at the Packard School of Commerce. In 1912 he ran for the position of town clerk in his hometown of Grassy Point. In 1918 he entered state politics. In 1922 he ran for the New York State Assembly and won. In 1928 he helped organize Franklin Roosevelt's campaign for governor and later worked within the Democratic National Party to help Roosevelt win the presidential election of 1932. He was later appointed as Postmaster General by Roosevelt in 1933 and served until 1940. He remained active in politics until his death in June 1976 in New York City.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in 1882 in New York. He attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. He won the election of New York Senate in 1910 and was later appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson. In 1920 Roosevelt ran as the Democratic nominee for vice president. In 1928 he became governor of New York. In 1932 he ran for President and won. He held the office throughout the Great Depression in the 1930s and into World War II until his death on April 12, 1942 of a cerebral hemorrage.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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