JOSEPHUS DANIELS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/30/1922 - HFSID 35338
Sale Price $180.00
Josephus Daniels a writes note in 1922
Autograph Note signed: "Josephus Daniels". 5¼x8½. In full: "To my friend and co-worker Mr. Edward J. Stotesbury with the regards of the Author [signature] Raleigh, N.C. June 30, 1922" Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) served as Wilson's Secretary of the Navy from 1913-1921- prior to which he was a successful newspaper owner and editor. As a partisan Democrat, he used his control of the Raleigh News & Observer to advance the party causes. He launched a "White Supremacy" campaign in North Carolina that led to Democrat victories in 1898 and 1900 and the disfranchisement of African=Americans. In 1898, he was credited with inciting the Wilmington Race Riots-years later he was said to have regretted his stance. While Secretary of the Navy, he banned alcohol from US Navy ships and ruled that no prostitution would be permitted within five miles of any naval base. He later served as Ambassador to Mexico (1933-1941) under FDR. The USS Josephus Daniels was named for him, as are schools and buildings throughout North Carolina. Left edge ragged from removal from book. Lightly creased. Horizontal crease 1¼ from lower edge. Soiled. Ink slightly smudged at "J" of signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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