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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE
FOR EQUAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
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1133 Broadway WAtkins 4-0505 New York 10, N.Y.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

President
Robert W. Dowling

Vice-Presidents
Mrs. Bennett Cerf
Sophia Yarnall Jacobs
John Paul Jones
Irvin C. Mollison

Secretary
Thomas G. Young

Treasurer
Orin Lehman

Consultant to the Board
Eugene Kinckle Jones

Walter H. Aiken
Sadie T.M. Alexander
Regina M. Andrews
William H. Baldwin
George A. Beavers, Jr.
Lee H. Bristol
Theodore Brown
Benjamin J. Buttenwieser
Mrs. Moise S. Cahn
George D. Cannon
May E. Chinn
Kenneth B. Clark
Mrs. George E. Cohron
William Collins
Joseph F. Cullman III
Dowdal H. Davis
Mrs. MacDonald S. Denman
James Felt
Dorothy B. Ferebee
Lloyd K. Garrison
Sidney Hollander
Mrs. S. Foster Hunt
Raymond E. Jackson
Charles S. Johnson
Aubre DeL. Maynard
Howard H. McNeill
John E. Moseley
Dorothy Paley
Gifford Phillips
Ira DeA. Reid
Roger William Riis
James H. Robinson
Winthrop Rockefeller
Oren Root
Elmo Roper
Mrs. Samuel I. Rosenman
David Rosenstein
Clendenin J. Ryan
Mrs. Alfred H. Schoellkopf
John J. Sengstacke
Louis Simon
George W. Snowden
John I. Snyder, Jr.
Edward Stanley
Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Harold Szold
Mrs. Ronald Tree
Beulah T. Whitby
L. Hollingsworth Wood

Lester B. Granger
Executive Director

R. Maurice Moss
Asso. Executive Director

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March 
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Dear Dr. Patterson:-

My heartiest congratulations to you and the PHELPS-STOKES FUND on your choice and acceptance as Director of the FUND upon the retirement of Dr. Tobias.

I can confess that it is hard for me to realize that Dr.Tobias has reached even the "mathematical" age of retirement, and it is no reflection on you for me to state that your change of post inspires me with very real regret -- for the regret is not over you assuming an important post, but over your leaving one which you have occupied with wisdom and dignity during a very critical period of Tuskegee's history and the history of Negro education. Your architect's role in building the United Negro College Fund would probably be referred to as a very grand achievement in the field of education, but I am convinced that this role is over-shadowed by the quiet, courageous, patient and effective leadership which you have given to Tuskegee over so many years.

I repeat that I regret to see you leave Tuskegee, but I shall be proud to welcome you in New York City.

Sincerely yours,
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Lester B. Granger
Executive Director

Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, President,
TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE,
Tuskegee, Alabama.

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