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CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/13/1911 - HFSID 100449

CHARLES EVANS HUGHES Supreme Court Justice gives his views on public business and efficiency. Typed Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court but on his personal stationery, 4p, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1911 February 13. To Mrs. E.H.

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CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Supreme Court Justice gives his views on public business and efficiency.
Typed Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court but on his personal stationery, 4p, 5¾x9. Washington, D.C., 1911 February 13. To Mrs. E.H. Harriman, 1 East 69th Street, New York City. Begins: "Mr. William F. Allen, Director of the Bureau of Municipal Research, has sent me a number of questions which he says you desire me to answer. I am so engrossed in work that I an only send you a line, but I am unwilling to refuse you..." Hughes then fills almost four full pages with Harriman's questions, mostly related to business, and his answers. Her questions include: "Whether you think efficiency of public business might be increased by any kind of training in advance of election or appointment to office." In part: "It does not follow, of course, that a man is fit for public office because he is acquainted with administrative details or has studied governmental questions. The qualifications of character, tact, breadth of view, knowledge of human nature will still be essential...." MRS. E.H. HARRIMAN was the widow of EDWARD HENRY HARRIMAN (1848-1909), financier and railroad magnate, and the mother of prominent 20th century governor, diplomat and Presidential candidate W. AVERELL HARRIMAN(1891-1986). HUGHES was Governor of New York (1906-1910) when President Taft appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1910. He resigned from the Court to run for President in 1916, but lost to Wilson. Hughes, Secretary of State under Harding and Coolidge, was appointed Chief Justice by Hoover in 1930. He served until 1941, when he retired. Folds, one vertical touches the "C" and "a" in Charles. Lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.

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