From COMM 455 student Malcolm Holmes:

A fascinating letter from JW dated December 10, 1920, to Senator George Sutherland (left) seeking appointment to the Federal Trade Commission. What makes this letter fascinating is that it was written just a few weeks after the 1920 election when JW’s candidate, Warren Harding, was chosen POTUS. There must have been some uncertainty as to JW’s role in the new administration for him to be seeking an appointment to the FTC. However, from the letter’s content, it was clear that Sutherland would be appointed to the Supreme Court. Interestingly, that appointment didn’t happen until 1922.