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To Franklin D. Roosevelt
November 10, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mr. President:
Please accept my warm congratulations on your great victory at the polls.1 From a purely personal point of view I look forward to the meeting of the inevitable difficult problems of the coming months with renewed assurance, in confidence that they can be handled as successfully as recent victories would indicate they had been in the past.
Believe me, with great respect and complete loyalty to your leadership,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Roosevelt won the November 7 election with 53.3 percent of the total vote. He carried thirty-six of forty-eight states, defeating Thomas E. Dewey by 432 to 99 electoral votes.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), p. 656.