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CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/16/1923 - HFSID 140341

CHARLES E. HUGHES Charles E. Hughes sends a typed letter acknowledging a letter with a nomination for the Pan-American Conference. Typed Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Coolidge's Secretary of State, 1p, 8x10½. The Department of State, Washington, 1923 January 16.

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CHARLES E. HUGHES
Charles E. Hughes sends a typed letter acknowledging a letter with a nomination for the Pan-American Conference.
Typed Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Coolidge's Secretary of State, 1p, 8x10½. The Department of State, Washington, 1923 January 16. To The Honorable John Barrett, Metropolitan Club, Washington, D. C. In full: "I have received your letter of January 13th, transmitting your communication of December 18th, commendatory of Colonel William Eric Fowler fro appointment as a delegate to the Pan-American Conference to be held in Chile. Your recommendation of Colonel Fowler will receive careful consideration. Very sincerely yours," Embossed State Department seal at upper left. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding had appointed Hughes as Secretary of State, and Hughes continued in the office when Coolidge succeeded to the presidency upon Harding's death. After Hughes left the State Department in 1925, he served on the Hague Tribunal (1926-1930) and the Permanent Court of International Justice (1928-1930). Hughes had been Governor of New York (1907-1910) when he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Taft in 1910. When he became a presidential candidate in 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court. At the Republican National Convention, held in Chicago on June 7-10, 1916, Hughes was nominated for President on the third ballot. His running mate was Theodore Roosevelt's Vice President, Charles W. Fairbanks. Hughes-Fairbanks almost defeated the reelection bid of President Wilson and Vice President Marshall. In the November 7, 1916 election, early returns indicated that Hughes had been elected 29th U.S. President and some newspapers reported his victory. But when the votes of California were finally tabulated, Hughes had lost the state by about 4,000 votes. That gave the Democrats 277 electoral votes to the Republicans 254 votes. If California had gone for Hughes, the Republicans would have won 267-264. In 1930, Hughes once again returned to the Supreme Court. President Herbert Hoover named him Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed William H. Taft, who had first appointed Hughes to the Court. Hughes retired in 1941 and died in 1948 at the age of 86. Fold creases through signature. Shaded at blank edges, fine condition.

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