Friday, April 19, 2019

Cartoonists on Court Packing, 1937

With Court packing in the news, LHB readers might have occasion to consult this on-line collection of editorial cartoons from 1937, when Franklin D. Roosevelt tried his hand at it.  We have not definitely identified the creator of the the site (last updated in 1997), but the Paul Bachorz, identified as a contact was, I believe, a former Peace Corp worker and US Navy Seabee who taught social studies at Niskayuna High School for thirty-four years before retiring in 2001.  He died in 2010.  The staff at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum confirms that the originals reside in the Library’s Basil O’Connor Collection.  H/t: LK.