Contributed by Lubec Historical Society
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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955--Autographs
- Presidential appointments--United States--1940-1950
- United States. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945--Autographs
- Signatures (Writing)
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135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652
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