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BENJAMIN F. TRACY - SIGNATURE(S) 03/09/1900 CO-SIGNED BY: ALVEY A. ADEE - DOCUMENT 2015

 

BENJAMIN F. TRACY and ALVEY A. ADEE
The Secretary of the Navy and the Second Assistant Secretary of State sign opposite sides of a 6x3 piece of paper.

Signatures: "B. F. Tracy/Secretary of the Navy from/1889 to 1893", and on verso "Alvey A. Adee/Second Assistant Secretary of State/Washington March 9, 1900" BENJAMIN F. Tracy (1830-1915) served as President Harrison's only Secretary of the Navy, 1889-1893. A Union General during the Civil War, Tracy received the Congressional Medal of Honor (1895) for his conduct in the Battle of the Wilderness (1864). Before becoming Navy Secretary, he served as a U.S. District Attorney and on the New York State Court of Appeals. ALVEY A. Adee (1842-1924), expert drafter of diplomatic messages, treaties and other state papers, served as Acting Secretary of State at various times during the administrations of eight Presidents. Officially, career officer Adee served as Second Assistant Secretary of State 1886-1924. Irregular at edges. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BENJAMIN F. TRACY
Born: April 26, 1830
Died: August 6, 1915



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