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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. 8 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.