1932 Depression Era Labor Protest Cox’s Army Jobless Party Broadside

$750.00

In January of 1932 Father James Renshaw Cox, a Roman Catholic priest with humble Pittsburgh beginnings, led a march of 250,000 unemployed Pennsylvanians to Washington DC.  When President Hoover launched an investigation into exactly how the Pastor to the Poor could afford such an undertaking, he found that Andrew Mellon had ordered his Gulf gas stations to dispense free gas...

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In January of 1932 Father James Renshaw Cox, a Roman Catholic priest with humble Pittsburgh beginnings, led a march of 250,000 unemployed Pennsylvanians to Washington DC. 


When President Hoover launched an investigation into exactly how the Pastor to the Poor could afford such an undertaking, he found that Andrew Mellon had ordered his Gulf gas stations to dispense free gas to the party.


Hoover removed Mellon as Secretary of Treasury as a result. 


Cox ran as the Jobless Party’s presidential candidate before throwing his support behind FDR in the 1932 election and was rewarded with a post on the National Recovery Act board. 

 

Original, unused but boldly signed by Cox, Resolution of the Jobless dates to 1932 in very good condition with toning, minimal foxing and original folds. Brighter in person. 

Measures 8.5 x 16" H.