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JOSEPHUS DANIELS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 26437

JOSEPHUS DANIELS Secretary of the Navy, Daniels signs card Signature: "Josephus Daniels" as Wilson's Secretary of the Navy, 5x2½. Imprinted card: "The Secretary of the Navy/Washington", accompanied by a Newspaper clipping with photograph of Daniels.

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Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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JOSEPHUS DANIELS
Secretary of the Navy, Daniels signs card
Signature: "Josephus Daniels" as Wilson's Secretary of the Navy, 5x2½. Imprinted card: "The Secretary of the Navy/Washington", accompanied by a Newspaper clipping with photograph of Daniels. 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. Paper and adhesive residue (previous mounting) on verso - light show through. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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