GEORGE B. CORTELYOU - CALLING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 320790
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
Sale Price $224.00
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU Signing on his calling card as The Secretary of the Treasury, one of three Cabinet Posts he filled for President Theodore Roosevelt Calling Card signed: "Geo. B. Cortelyou", 4¼x2½. Printed title: "The Secretary of the Treasury". After President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, George Bruce Cortelyou (1862-1940), who had previously been a stenographer to President Grover Cleveland, continued as President Roosevelt's Secretary until 1903. Roosevelt was impressed with his expertise in handling the 1902 coal strike negotiations and appointed him as the first Secretary of Commerce and Labor (1903-1904). Cortelyou also served as Postmaster General (1905-1907) and Secretary of the Treasury (1907-1909) under Roosevelt before leaving government service to become President of the New York Consolidated Gas Company. Toned. Corners slightly worn. Adhesive residue on verso. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Bottom right-hand corner creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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