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Carbon copy of a letter from R.E. Johnson, Andrew Jackson Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, to President Herbert Hoover written on October 27, 1932. Stating Hoover's victory in Tennessee in the presidential election is possible but only "if the will and mandate of the people is protected in such vote stealing centers as Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Erwin, Unicoi County, Tenn." Johnson encloses a copy of a letter he sent the same day to Everett Sanders, the chairman of the Republican National Committee in Chicago. Johnson tells Sanders that Hoover can win in Tennessee because local people see Franklin Roosevelt "as a Tammany gang product and as such want none of him." He also outlines other reasons why Tennessee would be supportive of Hoover. He suggests that the Department of Justice send "operatives" to Memphis to ensure a clean election which will be in Hoover's favor.
1932 October 27
Johnson, Robert Eugene, 1890-1964.
"R.E. Johnson to President Herbert Hoover, 1932" (2022). Documents. 4.