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THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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resident:
THE HONORABLE F. H. LAGUARDIA
Mayor of New York City

730 Jackson Place, N. W.
WASHINGTON, D. C

Vice-President:
THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. KELLY
Mayor of Chicago

THE HONORABLE W. COOPER GREEN
Mayor of Birmingham

Telephone: MEtropolitan 1969

THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. JEFFRIES, JR.
Mayor of Detroit

November 1 7 , 1941

Treasurer:
THE HONORABLE HOWARD W. JACKSON
Mayor of Baltimore

THE HONORABLE ANGELO J. ROSSI
Mayor of San Francisco

Executive Director:
PAUL V. BETTERS
Trustees:
THE HONORABLE FLETCHER BOW RON
Mayor of Los Ansel es
THE HONORABLE WALTER C. CHANDLER
Mayor of Memphis

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE JO HN B. GAGE
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

THE HONORABLE CORNELIUS D. SCULLY
Mayor of Pittsburgh
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THE HONORABLE MAURICE J. TOBIN

Hon. M a rrin e r S . E ccles, Chairman
Mayorof Boston
Board o f Governors o f th e F e d e ra l Reserve System
F e d e ra l Reserve Board B u ild in g
W ashington, D. C.

ADVISORY BOARD
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH D. SCHOLTZ
Chairman
Mayor of Louisville/ Kentucky
THE HONORABLE GORDON B. AMBLER
Mayor of Richmond, Virsinia
THE HONORABLE W ILLIAM DEE BECKER
Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
THE HONORABLE EDWARD BLYTHIN
Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
THE HONORABLE CHARLES J. BRENNAN
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
^ ^ H E HONORABLE R. E. L CHANCEY
Mayor of Tampa, Florida
THE HONORABLE W ILLIAM H. DRESS
Mayor of Evansville, Indiana
THE HONORABLE THOMAS GAMBLE
Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
THE HONORABLE THOM AS L HOLLING
Mayor of Buffalo, New York
THE HONORABLE AB JENKINS
Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
THE HONORABLE JAMES R. LAW
Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
THE HONORABLE ROBERT S. MAESTRI
Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
THE HONORABLE JO H N J. McDONOUGH
Mayor of St Paul, Minnesota
THE HONORABLE EARL MILLIKEN
Mayor of Seattle, Washington
THE HONORABLE VINCENT J. MURPHY
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
THE HONORABLE C A. PICKETT
Mayor of Houston, Texas
THE HONORABLE ROGER L. PUTNAM
Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
THE HONORABLE R. E. RILEY
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
THE HONORABLE BERNARD SAMUEL
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
THE HONORABLE REGINALD H. SULLIVAN
Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana

My dear Chairman Eccless
The Annual Conference o f The U n ited S ta te s Conference o f
Mayors is being h eld in W ashington a t th e M ayflow er H o te l, on
January 1 2 -1 4 . The Mayors o f th e two hundred la rg e s t c it ie s
in our c o u n try , to g e th e r w ith o tte r m u n ic ip a l o f f ic ia ls , w i l l
be in attendance fo r th e s p e c ific purpose o f discussing th e
g en eral q u e s tio n o f N a tio n a l D efense.
Our g e n e ra l session on Tuesday a fte rn o o n , January 1 3 , is
to be devoted to th e g e n e ra l s u b jec t o f "Defense and th e F u tu re ".
I need n o t in d ic a te to you th e in te n se in te r e s t o f th e c h ie f
execu tives o f th e m ajor c it ie s o f th e c o u n try in th is whole
problem o f p o st-w ar p la n n in g , e s p e c ia lly in s o fa r as i t r e la te s
to th e c it ie s . P u b lic w orks, c r e d it, housing, ta x a tio n , a l l
a re in v o lv e d . The Mayors a re most h o p efu l th a t when, as and i f
th e p rese n t s itu a tio n ends we w i l l n ot be faced w ith c o n d itio n s
th a t e x is te d in th e e a r ly t h ir t ie s .
As P re s id e n t o f th e Conference and a t the d ire c tio n o f
our E xecu tive Committee, I c o r d ia lly in v it e you to speak a t
th is tim e to th e Mayors on th e g en eral s u b je c t o f "Post-W ar
Programs and th e C itie s " . You can r e a d ily a p p re c ia te , I am s u re,
th e d e s ire o f our c h ie f m u n icip al exe cu tive s to have you p resen t
th is s u b je c t and fo r th a t reason I s in c e re ly hope th a t noth in g
w i l l p reve n t you from acc ep tin g our in v it a t io n .
The m eeting w i l l be h e ld in th e main ballro om a t the
M ayflow er H o te l and you would be scheduled to speak a t 2 :3 0 P . M.
I should d eeply a p p re c ia te i t i f you would l e t me hear
from you as soon as p o s s ib le a t C ity H a ll, New York C ity .
W ith k in d p erso nal re g a rd s , I am

THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. WELSH
Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
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IE HONORABLE CARL F. ZEIDLER
^jjgi^Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin




F . H. LaGuardia
Mayor o f New York C ity
P re s id e n t, U . S .
Conference o f Mayors




November 19, 19U1*

My dear Mayor LaGuardia:
Your letter inviting Hr« Eocles to address
the Annual Conference of Mayors at two-thirty Tues­
day afternoon, January 13, at the Mayflower Hotel
here came in just after he had left for a week's trip
to the West»
However, I read the letter to him over the
telephone and he asked me to tell you that he felt
very much honored by your invitation and would be
glad to speak on the subject you suggest of RPost-War
Programs and the Cities"•
He will communicate with you further on
his return next week*

Sincerely yours,

(Signed) Elliott Thurston

Elliott Thurston,
Special Assistant
to the Chairman*

Honorable F* H. LaGuardia,
Mayor of Sew York City,
Sew York City«

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THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

resident:
THE HONORABLE F. H. LAGUARDIA
Mayor of New York City
Vice-President:
THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. KELLY
Mayor of Chicago
Treasurer:
THE HONORABLE HOWARD W. JACKSON
Mayor of Baltimore

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE JO HN B. GAGE
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Telephone: MEtropolitan 1969

THE HONORABLE W. COOPER GREEN
Mayor of Birmingham

November 25, 194-1

THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. JEFFRIES, JR.
Mayor of Detroit
THE HONORABLE ANGELO J. ROSSI
Mayor of San Francisco

Executive Director:
PAUL V. BETTERS

THE HONORABLE CORNELIUS D. SCULLY
Mayor of Pittsburgh

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE FLETCHER BOWRON
Mayor of Los Angeles

THE HONORABLE MAURICE J. TOBIN
Mayor of Boston

THE HONORABLE WALTER C CHANDLER
Mayor of Memphis
ADVISORY BOARD
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH D. SCHOLTZ
Chairman
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky

Hon. Elliott Thurston
Special Assistant to the Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve Board Building
Washington, D. G.

THE HONORABLE GORDON B. AMBLER
Mayor of Richmond, Virginia

Dear Mr. Thurston:

THE HONORABLE W ILLIAM DEE BECKER
Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri

Mayor LaGuardia has asked me to write to you
immediately expressing his deep appreciation for your
note of November 19. I may say that all of the Mayors
will be most happy to know that Chairman Eccles will
participate with them in the Annual Conference on Tuesday
afternoon, January 13. The session will be held in the
Main Ballroom of the Mayflower, beginning at 2:30 P . M.

THE HONORABLE EDWARD BLYTHIN
Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
THE HONORABLE CHARLES J. BRENNAN
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
’’’HE HONORABLE R. E. L. CHANCEY
Mayor of Tampa, Florida
THE HONORABLE WILLIAM H. DRESS
Mayor of Evansville, Indiana
THE HONORABLE THOM AS GAMBLE
Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
THE HONORABLE THOM AS L. HOLLING
Mayor of Buffalo, New York
THE HONORABLE AB JENKINS
Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
THE HONORABLE JAMES R. LAW
Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
THE HONORABLE ROBERT S. MAESTRI
Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
THE HONORABLE JO H N J. McDONOUGH
Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota
THE HONORABLE EARL MILLIKEN
Mayor of Seattle, Washington
THE HONORABLE VINCENT J. MURPHY
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
THE HONORABLE C. A. PICKETT
Mayor of Houston, Texas
THE HONORABLE ROGER L. PUTNAM
Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
THE HONORABLE R. E. RILEY
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
THE HONORABLE BERNARD SAMUEL
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
THE HONORABLE REGINALD H. SULLIVAN
Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. WELSH
,,,***. Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
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730 Jackson Place, N. W.

IE HONORABLE CARL F. ZEIDLER
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin




The matter of post-war planning is something of
vital concern to the chief executives of the major
cities, many of whom were in office in the early thirties
when a desperate economic situation confronted them. All
of them see the need for adequate thought and study at
this time and they will look forward to Chairman Eccles'
statement.
With best personal wishes always, I am

THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

resident:
THE HONORABLE F. H. LAGUARDIA
Mayor of New York City
Vice-President:
THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. KELLY
Mayor of Chicago
Treasurer.
THE HONORABLE HOWARD W. JACKSON
Mayor of Baltimore

730 Jackson Place, N. W.
WASHINGTON, D. C

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE JO HN B. GAGE
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Telephone: MEtropolitan 1969

THE HONORABLE W. COOPER GREEN
Mayor of Birmingham

December 30, 1941

THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. JEFFRIES, JR.
Mayor of Detroit
THE HONORABLE ANGELO J. ROSSI
Mayor of San Francisco

Executive Director:
PAUL V. BETTERS

THE HONORABLE CORNELIUS D. SCULLY
Mayor of Pittsburgh

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE FLETCHER BOWRON
Mayor of Los Angeles

THE HONORABLE MAURICE J. TOBIN
Mayor of Boston

THE HONORABLE WALTER C CHANDLER
Mayor of Memphis
ADVISORY BOARD
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH D. SCHOLTZ
Chairman
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky
THE HONORABLE GORDON B. AMBLER
Mayor of Richmond, Virginia
THE HONORABLE W ILLIAM DEE BECKER
Mayor of St Louis, Missouri
THE HONORABLE R. E. L CHANCEY
Mayor of Tampa, Florida
THE HONORABLE W ILLIAM H. DRESS
Mayor of Evansville, Indiana
:4*«*THE HONORABLE THOM AS GAMBLE
Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
HONORABLE AB JENKINS
Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
THE HONORABLE JAMES R. LAW
Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
THE HONORABLE ROBERT S. MAESTRI
Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
THE HONORABLE JO H N J. McDONOUGH
Mayor of St Paul, Minnesota
THE HONORABLE EARL MILLIKEN
Mayor of Seattle, Washington

Hon. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve System
Federal Reserve Board Building
Washington, D. C.
By dear Mr. Chairman:
The Mayors of the country are looking forward with
interest to your participation in the Annual Conference
of The United States Conference of Mayors on January 13
at 2:30 P. M. in the Main Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel.
Our national office has already received requests for
advance copies of your paper. If you can send a copy of
the statement you plan to make to Mr. Paul Betters, 730
Jackson Place, Washington, D. C., sometime before January 10,
it will be most helpful.
With kind personal regards, I am
Cordially yours,

THE HONORABLE VINCENT J. MURPHY
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
THE HONORABLE C. A. PICKETT
Mayor of Houston, Texas
THE HONORABLE ROGER L PUTNAM
Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
THE HONORABLE R. E. RILEY
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
THE HONORABLE BERNARD SAMUEL
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
THE HONORABLE REGINALD H. SULLIVAN
Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. W aSH
Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
THE HONORABLE CARL F. ZEIDLER
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin




F. H. LaGuardia
President, U. S. Conference
of Mayors

THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

THE HONORABLE F. H. LAGUARDIA
Mayor of New York City
Vice-President:
THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. KELLY
Mayor of Chicago
Treasurer
THE HONORABLE HOWARD W. JACKSON
Mayor of Baltimore

730 Jackson Place, N. W.
WASHINGTON, D. C
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January 29, 1942

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THE HONORABLE JO H N B. GAGE
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
THE HONORABLE W. COOPER GREEN
Mayor of BM nsh..

THE HONORABLE EDWARD J. JEFFRIES. JR.
a w of Detroit
THE HONORABLE ANGELO J. ROSSI
Mayor of San Francisco

Executive Director:
PAUL V. BETTERS

THE HONORABLE CORNELIUS D. SCULLY
Mayor of Pittsburgh

Trustees:
THE HONORABLE FLETCHER BOWRON
Mayor of Los Angeles

THE HONORABLE MAURICE J. TOBIN
Mayor of Boston

THE HONORABLE WALTER C CHANDLER
Mayor of Memphis
ADVISORY BOARD
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH D. SCHOLTZ
Chairman
Mayor of Louisville« Kentucky
THE HONORABLE GORDON B. AMBLER
Mayor of Richmond, Virginia
THE HONORABLE WILLIAM DEE BECKER
Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
THE HONORABLE R. E. L. CHANCEY
Mayor of Tampa, Florida
THE HONORABLE WILLIAM H. DRESS
Mayor of Evansville, Indiana
IE HONORABLE THOMAS GAMBLE
Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
THE HONORABLE AB JENKINS
Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah

Hon. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman
Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve Board Building
Washington, D. C.
My dear Mr. Chairman:
Under separate cover I have forwarded to you
a bound volume of "City Prohfens of 1942", this being
the proceedings of the recent Annual Conference of
Mayors. Included therein you will find your address
and, therefore, I thought you would like to have a copy
for your personal files.
I am,

THE HONORABLE JAMES R. LAW
Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
THE HONORABLE ROBERT S. MAESTRI
Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
THE HONORABLE JO H N J. McDONOUGH
Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota
THE HONORABLE EARL MILLIKEN
Mayor of Seattle, Washington
THE HONORABLE VINCENT J. MURPHY
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
THE HONORABLE C. A. PICKETT
Mayor of Houston, Texas
THE HONORABLE ROGER L PUTNAM
Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
THE HONORABLE R. E. RILEY
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
THE HONORABLE BERNARD SAMUEL
Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
THE HONORABLE REGINALD H. SULLIVAN
Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. WELSH
Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
THE HONORABLE CARL F. ZEIDLER
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin




Executive Director

February 2, I9U2

Dear Hr* Settore*
I M « Is to thsak you for your letter of
Jmxmxf 29 ow l for the bound copy of “City Probiens
of 191*2% whioh contains the proceedings of the
Asb«üI Conference of Itrçrors» including ^ o m teilt«
2
e » very g lad to heve t h is voltane f o r ay
lib r a r y end g re a tly a u r e ó le te you r co u rtesy in
«ending i t to ae *

S in c e re ly y o u rs ,

Hr* Faul V* Setters,
Executive Director»
the Bolted States
Conference of Siyon,
730 Jackson Place«
Washington, D. C.




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February 12, 1942

Mr. Marrlaer S. Eccles, Chairman
Board of Governors,
Federal Reserve System
Washington, 0. C.
Dear Mr. Eccles:
Ve are sending you two complimentary copies of the
February issue of The American City Magazine,
containing your article on RA Wartime Message to Mayors
and Other i<>eal Officials." You will find this on
page 45.
Very truly yours,
THE AMERICA CITY MAGAZINE

Assistant Editor
CML AS




February ¿3» 194^*

Miss Camilla Mc^omber,
assistant Editor,
The American City Magazine,
470 Fourth Avenue,
New York City.
Dear Miss McComber:
Chairman Eccles requested me to thank
you for your letter of February 12 and for the
two complimentary copies of the February issue
of The American City Magazine containing his ad­
dress before the Conference of Mayors.

Sincerely yours,

(Signed) Eliiott Thurston
Elliott Thurston,
Special A s s i s t a n t
to the Chairman.

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