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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