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THE.

WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

January 7, 1936

MEMORANDUM FOB HONORABLE MARRINER S ECCLES

The attached letter from Senator Burke
is referred to you by the President's direction.

M. H. McII
Assistant Secretary
to the President
Enclosure




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THOMAS D. y " " • . MINN.

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

Lear ltr» Presidents
Confirming the oral statement which
I made to you in "behalf of Judge J. J. Thomas, who has
been suggested for appointment as a member of the Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, I wish to
express again my Tory dqep interest in his selection.
Since I talked to you on the subject
I hare had occasion to sound the sentiment of leading
citizens in all walks of life in Nebraska and other nidwestern States* All who are acquainted with Judge
Thomas are convinced that by training, education and
experience he is qualified to render an increasingly
valuable service in the position which he seeks. Those
of us who live in Nebraska, and have known Judge Thomas
intimately through the years, are very certain that his
appointment would be a fitting one.
I know that you have been giving
this matter your serious attention, and I merely want
to reemphasize the very high respect in which I hold
Judge Thomas and the strong belief that I entertain
that he is exceptionally well qualified and deserving.
Very respectfully yours,

Honorable Franklin I). Roosevelt,
The President of the United States,
The Ihite House •

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

December 21, 1935

Respectfully referred to Governor
Marriner S. Ecelea, Federal Reserve Board.




' 'M.1 m McINTmE
Assistant Secretary
to the President

December 21, 1935

Hjr dear
Th« President asked me to thank you for
your note of December eighteenth, and confidentially,
asked me to cheek up on the mmom

ftm referred to*

Sincerely yours,

M« H. MOINT5TRK
Assistant seeretery
to the Prssident

Konorebl« Oeorge w» Morris,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.




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WASHINGTON. D. C.

December 18, 193L

Wy dear Mr. President i
Z hare taken It for granted that Judge J. J.
Thom»« would "be r«appolnt«d to the new Federal Reserve
Board, Tout within the lust few da^ro nir.iore have continued
to reach 190 that in making up this new Board hie name hz*
"been onitted from the list*
1 think it would be a nit take if Judge Thomi
were not reappointed. from what I know about the activities of the Board, X think lie hae been one of its most
useful mecabere.
I fincerely truit these rumors which haire reached
me are without foundation and that Judge Thotnae will be
r©appointed to the new federal Reserve Board,
Eeepeetfully youra,

Honorable Franklin D. Hootevelt
President of the United States,

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THE WHITE BOUSE
WASHINGTON

At Warm S prings, Ga.,
November 22, 1935.

MEMORANDUM FOR
GOVERNOR ECCLES

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

F. D. R.

Washington, D. C.
November 19, 1955

Honorable Daniel C. Roper
Secretary of Commerce
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Secretary:
I am dictating this letter in your office because, since
my arrival here,I find the President is planning to leave for
Warm Springs tomorrow or the next day and, knowing as I do the
many pressing matters that are upon him, I hesitate to ask for
a conference, which I expected to do when I came to the city.
So I am imposing upon you to see that this letter is placed in
the hands of the President.
As you are aware, the banks in which 1 am interested are all
in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. Because of this fact, I
have had occasion to see a great deal of Judge J. J. Thomas, now
a member of the Federal Reserve Board. The last few years I have
been a member of the Federal Advisory Council and have had many
contacts with both the full Board and particularly with Judge
Thomas, who lives in the State Nebraska which is a part of the
Tenth District.
As a banker and a farmer and as a member of the Federal
Advisory Council from my District, opportunity has been offered
me to judge the character and fitness of Judge Thomas for appointment as one of the Governors of the Federal Reserve Board. Aside
from being one of the prominent lawyers of his state, he has been
active in agricultural pursuits for thirty years. He is regarded
as an authority on agricultural and livestock problems and I shall
be sorely disappointed if the fine work he has done as a member
of the present Federal Reserve Board is not recognized by the
President with the reappointment of Judge Thomas.




Very sincerely,

Kempert
Chairman of the Board,
National Bank of Commerce,
Kansas City, Missouri.

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The President,
The White House*
My dear Mr» President:I wish t o recommend t o you the reappointment t o the Federal
Reserve Board of Judge J* J* Thomas of Seward, Kebr., who i s now ViceGrovernor.
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Judge Thomas of course i s one of our leading citizens and
i s agriculturally-minded and agriculturally educated,as well as having
the qualifications of a lawyer and a business r.ian,and no doubt well
qualified in every particular f o r the position he now holds on that
Board.
With very kind regards t I am,
Yours/rery t r u l y ,

DVSjEM




Dan V. Stephens.

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