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JAMES J. DAVIS - BOOK PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - DOCUMENT 34353

 
JAMES J. DAVIS
As US Senator, he signs a book photo lauding his accomplishments as leader of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Book Photograph signed: "James J Davis/USS". B/w, 5x8 overall, image 4x5¾ (one surface). Captioned at lower margin: "HON. JAMES J. DAVIS,/Director General and Pilgrim Governor, Loyal Order of Moose/Founder and Builder of Mooseheart, Moosehaven, and Women of the Moose". "Childhood Pledge of the Moose" imprinted on verso. James John Davis (1873-1947), who immigrated to the U.S. from Wales in 1881, became a puddler in the ironworks in Pennsylvania before moving to Elwood, Indiana, where he became involved in local politics and labor activities. In 1907, the year Davis moved to Pittsburgh, he became Director General of the Loyal Order of Moose. In 1921, Davis was appointed Secretary of Labor by President Warren G. Harding, serving under Presidents Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover until he resigned in 1930 to become Republican U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Davis served until 1945, being defeated for reelection in 1944. He published his autobiography, The Iron Puddler, in 1922. Lightly creased with folds, vertical fold at image. Lightly soiled, touching signature. 1-inch tear at lower right margin. Overall, fine condition.


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JAMES J. DAVIS
Born: October 27, 1873 in Tredegar, South Wales, United Kingdom
Died: November 22, 1947 in Takoma Park, Maryland





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