A Guide to the Hugh R. Sutherland Letters, 1903, 1917, 1932-1934.
Hugh R. Sutherland, son of Hugh Ross Sutherland and Mary Augusta McCraw of Corpus Christi, Texas, was a county judge for Nueces County, Texas.
Comprising of correspondence, the Hugh R. Sutherland Letters, 1903, 1917, 1932-1934, document Sutherland’s judicial and political career. A letter from President Woodrow Wilson to Sutherland (1917) relates to Sutherland’s role on the Draft Board. Two letters to Sutherland from John Nance Garner (1903, 1932) shed light on their friendship. James Farley’s letter to Sutherland (1934) offers appreciation for Sutherland’s assistance to the Democratic National Committee. A 1933 letter from President Franklin Roosevelt responds to Sutherland’s application for an appointment.
This collection is open for research use.
Hugh R. Sutherland Letters, 1903, 1917, 1932-1934, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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