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A civil appointment signed by the President and Postmaster General
Civil appointment signed: "Warren G. Harding" as President and "Hubert Work" as Postmaster General, 171/2x133/4. Washington, 1922 March 15. In full: "Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the intelligence, diligence and discretion of Giles P. Secrenier, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Postmaster at Moodus, in the County of Middlesex, State of Connecticut, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that office according to the laws of the United States and the regulations of the Post Office Department, and to have and to hold the said office with all the rights and emoluments thereunto legally appertaining for and during the term of four years from the second day of March 1922, subject to the conditions prescribed by law." WARREN G. HARDING (1865-1923) was a newspaper editor, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and U.S. Senator (1915-1921) before becoming the nation's 29th President. The surprise nominee of a deadlocked Republican convention, Harding won a landslide victory over Democrat James Cox from a public tired of Woodrow Wilson's internationalism and ready for what Harding called "not nostrums, but normalcy." Harding interpreted his victory as a repudiation of the League of Nations, but did promote other measures - including a naval disarmament conference - to reduce international tensions. Harding took a narrow view of Presidential powers. While he appointed many capable men to his administration, including Herbert Hoover, Andrew Mellon and Charles Evans Hughes, he was undone by others and by corrupt friends. Harding died while on a tour of the Western U.S., and was thus spared the worst of the developing Teapot Dome scandal. HUBERT WORK served as Postmaster General from March 4, 1922 until February 27, 1923 when he succeeded Albert B. Fall (who had resigned under pressure from the Teapot Dome Scandal), as Secretary of the Interior. Work continued as Secretary of the Interior into the Coolidge administration, 1923-1928. Postmaster appointments signed by Work during his short tenure as Postmaster General are scarce. Lightly shaded at left. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: November 2, 1865 in Corsica, Ohio (now Blooming Grove)
Died: August 2, 1923 in San Francisco, California

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2013 Grave of the Zombie Antelope (Other), 2012 America's Book of Secrets (Other), 2005 The Presidents (Other), 2000 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (Other), 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (Other), 1997 Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (Other), 1992 Portraits of Presidents: Presidents of a World Power 1901- (Other), 1980 Hollywood (Other), 1973 The Age of Ballyhoo (Other), 1956 Project XX (Other), 1956 I Never Forget a Face (Other), 1954 This Was Yesterday (Other), 1951 The Naughty Twenties (Other), 1950 The Golden Twenties (Other), 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Other), 1934 Whirlpool (Other), 1921 Redskins Pay Tribute to Big Chief Harding (in person)

Born: July 3, 1860 in Marion Center, Pennsylvania
Died: December 14, 1942 in Denver, Colorado

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