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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU - TYPED SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 112369

GEORGE B. CORTELYOU Ink signature below his typed sentiment from the close of a letter Typed Sentiment signed: "Very sincerely yours,/ Geo. B. Cortelyou", 3½x1¼ clipped from letter below typed "Very sincerely yours".

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Reg. $160.00

Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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GEORGE B. CORTELYOU Ink signature below his typed sentiment from the close of a letter Typed Sentiment signed: "Very sincerely yours,/ Geo. B. Cortelyou", 3½x1¼ clipped from letter below typed "Very sincerely yours". 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. Lightly soiled. Mounting paper remnants on verso show through faintly at right and left edges. Irregular lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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