There are particular reasons why I am grateful for this opportunity to speak tonight to the Young Democratic Club of New York and this gathering of well wishers. Other speakers have referred to the honor conferred upon me by nomination for the high office of Solicitor General of the Unites States. The Solicitor General is the chief advocate for public causes before the Supreme Court of the United States. The office is probably the only office every lawyer happy in the work of his profession covets.
December 24, 1938
Address at the Annual Dinner of the Young Democratic Club of New York, Commodore Hotel, New York City, February 24, 1938, RHJP Box 35.
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