NEWTON D. BAKER - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 169435
Sale Price $180.00
NEWTON DIEHL BAKER
Index card signed "Cordially yours" by Newton Diehl Baker, mounted to an album leaf
Autograph sentiment signed "Cordially yours,/Newton D. Baker". 4 ¾ x 3 card mounted to 8x5½ album leaf. Black ink notations on card in unknown hand. Baker (1871-1937, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia) was Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1912-1915) before serving as President Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of War from 1916 to1921. It was Baker who, on June 27, 1918, pulled numbers out of a fishbowl, drafting men ages 21 to 31 into the military for World War I. Lightly toned. Card is lightly discolored along edges. Leaf is lightly creased with pinhead-sized hole torn near top edge and light tears in all edges. Binder hole at left edge of leaf. Otherwise in fine condition.
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