Lowly Lobbyists

lobbyingAbe Lincoln signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring Thanksgiving the last Thursday in November starting in 1863. After lobbying by the Retail Dry Goods Association, FDR proclaimed Thanksgiving to be next to last Thursday in November 1939/1940/1941 to lengthen the holiday shopping season. Eventually, a compromise was reached, and since 1942, Thanksgiving has been observed on the 4th Thursday in November. How about those lobbyists? Happy Thanksgiving and see you Monday!

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