CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 47977
Sale Price $360.00
CHARLES E. HUGHES
Signs an excerpt from "America First, America Efficient", his July 31, 1916, speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination.
Important Typescript signed: "Charles E. Hughes", 1½p, 6½x9. No place, (1916). In full: "I think as we confront the future we must devote our patriotic sentiment to meeting some of the demands of American life. We must have patriotism in the room where the public officer sits alone with his own conscience, quite as much as in our declarations on the Fourth of July. The time has come in this country when we have to succeed in our competition with Nations that are strong, alert and well organized. We must have the same National feeling that is exhibited in every one of the great warring Nations abroad. We must have a fine spirit of National unity, a determination that American citizenship shall be the noblest heritage that anyone can have, and that we propose to give to our children and our grandchildren the name of a country that is esteemed throughout the world because of the standards of its administration, because of the efficiency of its organization, because of the splendid virtue that animates its people, because in all its international dealings it exhibits a proud desire to be fair and honorable, because it counts above all, at all hazards and peril, its self-respect." Hughes, Governor of New York (1907-1910), was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Taft. He served from 1910 until he resigned to run for President. He was nominated at the Republican National Convention, June 7-10, 1916, in Chicago. In the November 7, 1916 election, President Wilson defeated Hughes by 9.1 million to 8.5 million popular votes, 277-254 electoral votes and 30-18 states. Early returns indicated Hughes had won California and had been elected 29th President, 267-264 electoral votes. Final returns gave the state and its 13 electoral votes to Wilson by less than 4,000 popular votes. Hughes later served as Secretary of State under Harding and Coolidge (1921-1925) and was a member of The Hague Tribunal (1926-1930). He was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Hoover and served from 1930-1941. Vertical fold does not touch signature. Fine condition.
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