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Proclamation 2210—Celebration of the Completion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge

November 16, 1936

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas there is to be held at San Francisco, California, during the year 1939 an international exposition which has for its purpose the celebration of the completion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, and which is designed to depict and exhibit the progress and accomplishments of the Pacific area of the United States in science, industry, business, transportation, and culture, and which, because of its world character, will contribute to cordial relations among the nations of the world;

Whereas a Joint Resolution of Congress approved June 15, 1936, reads in part as follows:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and respectfully requested by proclamation, or in such manner as he may deem proper, to invite foreign countries and nations to such proposed exposition with a request that they participate therein;

And Whereas I believe the people of many nations would be pleased to unite with the people of the United States in participating in this exposition, to be known as the Golden Gate International Exposition:

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, in compliance with the aforesaid Joint Resolution of Congress, do invite the participation of the nations in this exposition.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 16th day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

By the President:
R. WALTON MOORE
Acting Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2210—Celebration of the Completion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357460

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