NEWTON D. BAKER - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 320314
Sale Price $180.00
NEWTON D. BAKER
Signing as Secretary of War, on a War Department card
Printed Card signed in ink: "Newton D. Baker", 5x3 card. Printed caption in upper right: "War Department". Card also bears a typed caption. Newton Diehl Baker (1871-1937) 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. Baker electrified the 1924 Democratic National Convention with a fiery speech advocating US membership in the League of Nations and a return to Wilsonian principles in foreign policy. Baker was a skilled lawyer, who argued a case successfully before the Supreme Court (1926). Toned. Light adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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