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Letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Alice G. Brandeis

October 6, 1941

The letter was addressed from Hyde Park, New York.


[Printed letterhead:
Louis D. Brandeis
2205 California Street
Washington, D.C.]

Message of the President on the passing of the Justice

Hyde Park N.Y. 10.10 M.

Mrs. L.D.B.

My heart goes out to you and yours in the loss of a loved and loving husband and father who was my faithful friend through long years. Mrs. Roosevelt joines me in the assurance of deepest sympathy.

The whole nation will [bow in reverence] to the memory of one whose life in the law - both as advocate and judge - was guided by the finest attributes of mind and heart and soul.

In his passing American jurisprudence has lost one whose years, whos wisdom and whose broad spirit of humanism made him a tower of strength Franklin D. Roosevelt

[Printed on envelope:
Louis D. Brandeis
2205 California Street
Washington, D.C.]

President Roosevelt's telegram on the passing of the justice Oct. 5, 1041."

CREATOR Franklin D. Roosevelt
DATE 10/06/1941
LOCATION Washington, D.C.
FORMAT Text (Letter)
COLLECTION Louis Dembitz Brandeis Collection
BOX, SERIES 51, I.II.d.3
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