Letter from John E. Fogarty to Representative Aime J. Forand
Fogarty explained that he was making another bid for a position on the Appropriations Committee and asked for Forand's
support. Forand (1895-1972) represented Rhode Island's first district 1937-39 and 1941-61.
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1947-01-04 (January 4, 1947)
Fogarty, John E.
Forand, Aime J.
United States House of Representatives
Original Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections at Providence College
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Early Career in Congress, 1941-1949
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 111
January 4, 1947.
I have written to each Democratic member of the Committee on Ways and Means to acquaint them with my desire to be assigned
to the Committee on Appropriations. Some of the members I have talked to personally as well as having written to them.
In my letter I explained that I was originally elected to the 77th Congress that I have been elected to membership in each
subsequent Congress. I pointed out that I sought membership on the Appropriations Committee at the beginning of my second
term in the House but stepped aside at the request of the then Majority Leader. This was in the interests of party harmony.
At that time James W. Curley of Boston was assigned to Appropriations to look after the interests of the New England region.
The Hon. Herman P. Koppleman of Connecticut, who served on the Appropriations Committee during the 79th Congress failed of
re-election in November last so that now New England has no member of our Party on this important Committee.
I am starting my seventh year in Congress and I want to put to the best possible use the experience which I have gained.
I know I can count on your help and for that I am deeply grateful.
Wishing you the best of everything in 1947 and with my warm personal regards, I am,