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Description: American trade union leader William Green (1873-1952) typed and signed this brief missive toward the end of his lengthy tenure as President of the American Federation of Labor. In this 1948 letter, Green writes to Miss Rose Lacher, of Lacher Blouse & Novelty Company in New York, stating that he will not be joining her project to erect “a monument to the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt here in the United States similar to the one erected in London by a popular subscription of $1.00 per person. I am already serving as a member of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Foundation which is formed for the purpose of establishing a memorial to the late President Roosevelt.”

William Green served as President of the AFL from 1924 to 1952 and is remembered for pushing for co-operation with employers in the name of mutual self-interest and the collective good.

Typed on an 11″ x 8 1/2″ sheet of “American Federation of Labor” imprinted stationery that lists William Green as President.┬áItem #A01520

Condition: Mailing fold lines, a few spots at left blank margin, a circled “47” in red colored pencil beneath the AFL logo. Generally very good condition with a large, bold signature.