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Letter from Clarence Leroy Shuping to James A. Farley

Date: May. 14 1932 | Identifier: 553.14.a
Letter from Clarence Leroy Shuping, North Carolina campaign manager for Franklin D. Roosevelt in his bid for the presidency in 1932, to James A. Farley, Democratic State Committee in New York, concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaign in North Carolina. Shuping outlines steps that had been taken in North Carolina to organize support for Roosevelt. more...

May 14th, 1932
Hon. James A. Farley, Chairman,
Democratic State Committee,
331 Madison Avenue,
New York City.

Dear Mr. Farley:

Your letter May 11th with enclosures in regard to Mr. Geo. W. Wilson of Charlotte, N.C.

The Charlotte Roosevelt-for President Club was organized on April 29th, Mr. Wilson having been elected president. I know Mr. Wilson and regard him favorably.

We are developing definite organization plans and field activities are being devoted to the organization of Roosevelt-for-President Clubs. At the proper time definite leadership will be set up in each county. Our plan of campaign will, or course, be directed with the view to naming a solid Roosevelt delegation to the National Convention.

My suggestion would be that you advise Mr. Wilson to contact with me. We will establish an organization in every county and unless Mr. Wilson does cooperate there may be some conflict.

Enclosed is a list of forty towns in North Carolina in which Roosevelt-for-President Clubs have been organized or are in the process of organization. I enclose also copy of “charter” which may be of interest to you. Our work is progressing rapidly and we soon expect to have one hundred such clubs.

The sentiment in North Carolina is decidedly favorable to Gov. Roosevelt, but we want to make certain about the delegates. There is only a scattering sentiment in the State for Garner, Baker, or anyone else. The attitude assumed by Gov. Smith is looked upon with great disfavor. In fact, our people resent his position.

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