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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 10/29/1900 - DOCUMENT 3792

 
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
The personal secretary of several U.S. Presidents signs this typed letter as secretary to President McKinley
Typed Letter signed: "Geo. B. Cortelyou" as Secretary to President McKinley, in iron gall ink,1p, 4½x6¾. Canton, Ohio, 1900 October 29. On official Executive Mansion letterhead. Addressed to “Bertha Bonar Bell, Columbus, Ohio.”. To “Dear Madam”. In full: "Your letter of recent date is received and I take much pleasure in sending you the enclosed autograph of the President. [Enclosure not included.] 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 soiled. Paper remnants in blank lower right from previous attachment. Mounting paper remnants on verso of blank conjoined page. 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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