CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/24/1924 - HFSID 272453
Sale Price $270.00
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Charles E. Hughes sends a typed letter acknowledging a letter that was sent to him.
Typed Letter Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Coolidge's Secretary of State, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1924 June 24. On "The Secretary of State" letterhead to Brigadier General Charles E. Sawyer, Chairman, Executive Committee, The Harding Memorial Association, Washington, D.C. In full: "I have received your circular letter of June twenty-first. I notice that the questions are addressed to the Executive Committee and I think it would be well for the Trustees before indicating their views to have the benefit of the opinions of the members of the Committee. Sincerely yours". CHARLES ELMER SAWYER (1860-1924), a homeopathic physician, had been the personal physician to both President Warren G. Harding and his wife, Florence. Blamed for misdiagnosing Harding's condition, which led to the President's premature death in August 1923, Sawyer resigned his commission and focused his attention on the Harding Memorial Association, which was formed to build what would become the last elaborate presidential tomb. Sawyer died within a month of the announcement that a location in Marion, Ohio had been secured. The Harding Memorial, begun in 1926 and completed in December 1927, was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover in 1931. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES (1862-1948) was Governor of New York (1907-1910) when President William H. Taft appointed him as Associate Justice. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court, having received the Republican nomination for President, but he lost the election to Wilson. President Harding appointed Hughes as Secretary of State in 1921, and Hughes remained in that office when Calvin Coolidge became President in 1923, staying until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930 because of ill health, President Hoover appointed Hughes as Chief Justice, only the second man reappointed to the Supreme Court (the first was John Rutledge). Hughes served until he retired in 1941. Lightly creased with fold, not at signature. Tack head-size paper loss at upper blank margin. Minor transference of type at lower portion. Overall, fine condition.
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