DWIGHT F. DAVIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1928 - HFSID 315298
DWIGHT F. DAVIS As Secretary of War, he reports to a Senator that an Army lieutenant has no disability justifying retirement. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1928 February 8. On official letterhead to Earle B.
Sale Price $238.00
DWIGHT F. DAVIS
As Secretary of War, he reports to a Senator that an Army lieutenant has no disability justifying retirement.
Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1928 February 8. On official letterhead to Earle B. Mayfield, US Senate. In full: "Referring to your letter dated January 16, 1928, relative to First Lieutenant Laurel E. Stone, Quartermaster Corps, I have carefully considered the report of the special physical examination. The report shows that the medical authorities have found that this officer has no disability which warrants his appearance before a retiring board. In view of this finding and my review of the case, it appears inappropriate to direct this officer to appear before a retiring board. Sincerely yours". Dwight Filley Davis (1879-1945), who is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition, was a member of the U.S. team that won the first two competitions in 1900 and 1902, serving as Captain of the 1900 team. Davis had been the runner-up at the U.S. Championships in 1898, and he then won the men's doubles title (with Holcombe Ward) in 1899, 1900 and 1901 and was a men's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1901. Although trained as an attorney, Davis never practiced law after becoming involved in politics. He was the Public Parks Commissioner of St. Louis, Missouri from 1911-1915 (during which time he created the first municipal tennis courts in the U.S.) before serving as Assistant Secretary of War (1923-1925) and Secretary of War (1925-1929) under President Calvin Coolidge. Davis, who then served as Governor General of the Philippines (1929-1932), was hosting Republican Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth when Longworth died unexpectedly of pneumonia on April 9, 1931. Earle B. Mayfield, a Texas Democrat, served a single term in the US Senate (1923-1929). Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Lightly soiled. Small tear on top edge. Corners lightly worn and creased. Toned.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.