Lubec's Sumner Pike federal nomination, Washington DC, 1943

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Sumner Pike maintained a home in Lubec all his life, and in 1943 he had decided to retire after a two-decade business career. But Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt needed a Republican for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sumner had been working as a dollar-a-year advisor to Roosevelt’s right-hand man Harry Hopkins in the Commerce Department. Franklin Roosevelt also knew that Pike lived but four miles from his “beloved island,” New Brunswick’s Campobello, where the Roosevelt family maintained a summer home for two generations.

This document is Pike’s nomination to a second term. (He would later serve six years on the original Atomic Energy Commission under President Truman).

The document is signed by Cordell Hull (1871-1955), Secretary of State, and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), President.

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  • Title: Lubec's Sumner Pike federal nomination, Washington DC, 1943
  • Creator: United States of America
  • Creation Date: 1943-05-15
  • Subject Date: 1943-05-15
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 45.8 cm x 58.0 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 25
  • Collection: Anne Pike Rugh
  • Object Type: Text

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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