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His signature on a card affixed below a color magazine picture of him
Signature: "C. F. Adams", 5x3 card, affixed to an 8½x11 page bearing an unsigned color magazine image of him. Charles Francis Adams III (1866-1954), the grandson of President John Q. Adams and great grandson of President John Adams, was Secretary of the Navy in the Hoover administration (1929-1933), representing the US at the London Naval Conference of 1930. He was Mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts, the ancestral home town (1896-1897). A yachting enthusiast known as "Dean of American helmsmen," he captained the Resolute in successful defense of the America's Cup (1920). He was associated with Harvard University for over half a century, as an undergraduate and then law student, as treasurer of the corporation and as President of the Board of Overseers. From the private collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Fine condition.

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Born: August 2, 1866 in Quincy, Massachusetts
Died: June 11, 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts

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