CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/10/1924 - HFSID 86989
Sale Price $360.00
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Charles Evans Hughes signs a scarce document signed with his full name to appoint Charles L. DeVault.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Charles Evans Hughes" as Coolidge's Secretary of State, 1p, 17x14. Washington, 1924 May 10. Certification of Charles L. DeVault of Indiana as U.S. "Vice Consul de carrière of Class one". Exactly two weeks later, on May 24, 1924, President Coolidge signed the Rogers Act, which combined the functions of diplomatic personnel (concerned with government relations) and consular personnel (focused on individual and commercial concerns) such as DeVault and created the foreign service that is in existence today. Charles Evans Hughes is the only former Supreme Court Justice to serve in a President's Cabinet. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court having received the Republican nomination for President; he lost to Wilson. President Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921; he served until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930, President Hoover appointed Hughes Chief Justice; he served until 1941. Documents signed by Hughes in full are scarce and desirable. Lightly creased. Light paper clip rust stains at upper blank margin. Fine condition.
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