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MORRIS SHEPPARD, TEX., CHAIRMAN
DUNCAN U. FLETCHER, FLA.
ROBERT D. CAREY, WYO.
L. J. DICKINSON. IOWA
HUGO L. BLACK, ALA.
WARREN R. AUSTIN, VT.
J. HAMILTON!LEWIS, ILL.
W. WARREN BARBOUR, N. J .
MARCUS A. COOLIDCE, MASS.
GERALD P. NYE, N. DAK.
M. M . LOGAN, KY.
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS, N. C.
NATHAN L_ BACHMAN, TENN.
F. RYAN DUFFY, WIS.
ELBERT D. THOMAS, UTAH
SHERMAN M1NTON, IND.
LEWIS B. SCHWELLENBACH, WASH.

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS

VICTOR RUSSELL, CLERK
C. H. TOLBERT, ASST. CLERK

Chattanooga, Tennessee
October 13, 1936

Hon. Marriner S. Eccles,
Governor, Federal Reserve board
Washington9 D« C.
My dear Governor Eccj.es
It is my pleasure to join with those persons,
who nave previously recommended to you, tne
name of Mr. James K« Vardaman, jr., formerly
of wiississipp.i, now Manager of the St« Louis
iMiissouri Agency of the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation, for appointment to the vacancy
on the hoard of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board.
I am informed that evidence has been presented
as to the qualifications ana fitness of Mr.
Vardaman for such an appointment and I shall
be most appreciative of your kind consideration
in the interest of this gentleman.
recommendation, is made however, with the
proviso that there is no applicant from the
btate of Tennessee.
With kindest regards and best wishes, I am




very sincerely,




October 15, 1956.

My dear Senator:
This 1 B to acknowledge your latter of
October 15th racosaumrHng Mr* James K* Vardaoan,
Jr., for appointment to the existing vacancy on
this Board.
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As 70a are aware, the aatter of appointments is exclusively a prerogative of the President*
However, I shall be glad to keep your letter in alnd
in the event that I should be consulted in this connection.
U t h kindest regards, I aa
Sincerely yours,

ft. S. Ecdes,
Chairman.
Honorable I. L* Bioh—Tij
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.