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JOSEPHUS DANIELS - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 323301

JOSEPHUS DANIELS The U.S. Secretary of War, remembered for his North Carolinian "White Supremacy" campaign, signs his name in black ink Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely yours/ Josephus Daniels" in black ink. 3¼x2¼ card affixed to 6x4½ piece of paper.

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JOSEPHUS DANIELS
The U.S. Secretary of War, remembered for his North Carolinian "White Supremacy" campaign, signs his name in black ink
Autograph sentiment signed: "Sincerely yours/ Josephus Daniels" in black ink. 3¼x2¼ card affixed to 6x4½ piece of paper. Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) served as President 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. Toned throughout. Worn and creased throughout. Punctures in left margin of paper. Otherwise, fine condition.

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