This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning local and national politics, as well as Edison's opinions on political issues. Included is a letter from Edison to author and journalist Herbert Kaufman regarding U.S. senatorial candidate Henry Ford's potential as a legislator. Also included is correspondence with Frank L. Dyer, attorney and former president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., who unsuccessfully sought Edison's endorsement for an appointment to a postwar reconstruction commission.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists of plans, invitations, and printed circulars submitted to Edison for his comments or approval, which either received routine replies or were marked "nut" or "no ans[wer]." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.