MG 855 - Black, Ramsey Collection

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Typed letter from the White House to Ramsey Black, 213 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, thanking him for sending a telegram concerning President Roosevelt's address to Congress, January 8, 1936. Letter signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Ramsey Black was born in Harrisburg in 1881, received his early education in the public schools, and after serving in the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War, worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was elected to the General Assembly and later was a member of the Dauphin County Board of County Commissioners. President Roosevelt appointed him Postmaster of Harrisburg and in 1938 appointed him Third Assistant Postmaster General of the United States. In 1944 he was elected State Treasurer of Pennsylvania and took office the following May. He married Clara Ethel Stevenson. They had three daughters: Miss Jane Black, Red Cross Secretary in South Pacific Service; Mrs. Mary Slack, Captain in Woman's Army Corps, and Mrs. Frank Davenport, Jr.

Date(s): 01/08/1936

Extent: 1 enclosure

Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt