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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/13/1908 - DOCUMENT 26359

 
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury types this letter thanking the recipient for sending an enclosure
Typed Letter signed: "Geo. B. Cortelyou" as Secretary of the Treasury, in iron gall ink, 1p, 5¼x7¾. On official letterhead of the Secretary of the Treasury. Marked "Personal." No place, 1908 November 13. Addressed to “Percival Kuhne, c/o Knauth, Nachod & Kuhne, New York, N.Y.”. To “My dear Mr. Kuhne”. In full: "Your note of the 11th instant has been received, and I thank you for sending me its inclosure [sic], which I have read with much interest. Your courtesy is greatly appreciated. With kind personal regards, believe me, Very truly yours." After President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, George Bruce Cortelyou (1862-1940), who had previously been a stenographer to President Grover Cleveland, continued as President Roosevelt's Secretary until 1903.  Roosevelt was impressed with his expertise in handling the 1902 coal strike negotiations and appointed him as the first Secretary of Commerce and Labor (1903-1904). Cortelyou also served as Postmaster General (1905-1907) and Secretary of the Treasury (1907-1909) under Roosevelt before leaving government service to become President of the New York Consolidated Gas Company. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.


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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
Born: July 26, 1862 in New York City, New York
Died: October 23, 1940 in Long Island City, New York




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1896 William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (in person)


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