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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/08/1902 - HFSID 315183

GEORGE B. CORTELYOU As Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt, he writes a publisher on White House stationery. Typed Letter signed: "Geo. B. Cortelyou", 1 page, 5¾x9¼ The White House, Washington, 1902 March 8. Marked "personal" to R. U. Johnson, Century Company, New York City.

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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
As Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt, he writes a publisher on White House stationery.
Typed Letter signed: "Geo. B. Cortelyou", 1 page, 5¾x9¼ The White House, Washington, 1902 March 8. Marked "personal" to R. U. Johnson, Century Company, New York City. In full: "I am directed by the President to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 6th instant, and to say that he entirely agrees with you regarding the matter of which you write. Very truly yours". After President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, George B. Cortelyou (1862-1940), who had also 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. A massive expansion program was undertaken during his tenure, which was also noted for its focus on employee benefits. R. U. Johnson was an editor at the Century Company, a prominent publishing house later merged into Appleton-Century-Crofts. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn. Faint, stray pencil markings. Otherwise, fine condition.

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