[Franklin D. Roosevelt: Pen Used for 1936 Robinson-Patman Act.] Fountain pen mounted in glass case on board, w/ label on base of pen “Robinson-Patman.” Pen is 78-E Faber U.S.A. Korka. Pen is very fine, wood base has age-appropriate wear. The Robinson-Patman Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 19, 1936, prohibited price discrimination and protected the interests of small businesses, esp. drug and retail stores, from larger chains. Joseph Taylor Robinson, the 23rd Governor of Arkansas and a Senate majority leader during the Great Depression, was a major supporter of FDR’s New Deal initiatives. He helped push through the Social Security Act, the Rural Electrification Act and the Robinson-Patman Anti-Price Discrimination Act. Willard Simmons was the Executive Secretary and General Manager of the National Association of Retail Druggists and a friend of Representative Wright Patman, the co-sponsor of the act. Simmons received this pen from Patman and gave it as a gift to the consignor, along with 2 books on the history of the legislation. ++Wright Patman. THE ROBINSON-PATMAN ACT. The Ronald Press Company: 1938. Sgd “To my good friend John W. Dargavel, Wright Patman, 2/9/38” in green pen. ++ Wright Patman. COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ROBINSON-PATMAN ACT. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1938, 1963. Sgd “For Willard Simmons, an outstanding friend of small and independent businesses from his friend, Wright Patman, 4-4-63.” Both books in fair condition.