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Files of the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the records of Mark Graves, who held various positions under several governors during a long career in state service. Records include correspondence and messages to/from governors Alfred E. Smith, Franklin Roosevelt, and Herbert Lehman; correspondence pertaining to work/issues of several legislative committees; printed pamphlets; and copies of speeches and articles by Graves.
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3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1922-1942
Series Number:
A3213

Administrative History

Mark Graves was appointed state tax commissioner by Governor Smith on February 21, 1923; he was reappointed on January 26, 1925 for a term ending December 31, 1931. He resigned from the Tax Commission on September 9, 1931 to become budget director for Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. He filled that office until 1933, when Governor Lehman appointed him commissioner of Taxation and Finance and president of the State Tax Commission. He was reappointed in 1935 and again in 1939.

Scope and Content Note

These are the records of Mark Graves, who held various positions under several governors during a long career in state service. Records include correspondence and messages to/from governors Alfred E. Smith (1922-1928), Franklin Roosevelt (1929-1932), and Herbert Lehman (1933-1942); correspondence pertaining to work/issues of several legislative committees (e.g., beer tax); 20 printed pamphlets; and copies of speeches (1922-1935) and articles (1924-1940) by Graves.

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