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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Humphrey’s Executor v. United States
Citation:295 U.S. 602 (1935)
William Humphrey, the decedent, on 1931, was nominated by President Hoover to succeed himself as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, and was confirmed by the Senate. He was duly commissioned for a term of seven expires. Two years later, President Roosevelt addressed a letter to the commissioner asking for his resignation, on the ground that the aims and purposes of the Administration with respect to the work of the Commission can be carried out most effectively with personnel of my own selection. But the commissioner declined to resign. The President wrote him: Effective as of this date you are hereby removed from the office of the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.
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