Edward Chambers to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

WWP19405

Date

Description

Edward Chambers writes to Joseph Tumulty about railroad employees facing unemployment due to changes in off-line offices.

Source

Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

My dear Mr. Tumulty

If entirely consistent, will you not bring to the attention orf the various Departments of the Government that owing to the discontinuance of the off-line offices of the Railroads, many high-class men will be available for duty in the different Departments of the Government.

These men have had training for many years in handling traffic and transportation problems, and have been accustomed to meeting the public. They are, in most instances, cultured and well educated. They are patriotic to a high degree, and it is owing only to an absolute change in conditions due to the fact that there is now but one railraoad and no need for solicitation, that they are forced to seek employment. Many of them have been taken care of on the lines of the railroads with whom they have been employed, but many cannot leave their present location account of family connections, owning their own homes, and the edxpense attached to moving.

These men are available in practically all of the commercial centers, but would also report for duty here.

Yours very truly,
EDWARD CHAMBERS

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09415B.pdf

Citation

Chambers, Charles Edward, approximately 1883-1941, “Edward Chambers to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1918 May 4, WWP19405, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.