PHILANDER C. KNOX - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/16/1902 - HFSID 291710
PHILANDER KNOX As Attorney General, he accepts the resignation of an Assistant DA in Indian Territory. Typed Letter signed: "P C Knox" as Attorney General, 1page, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1902 June 16. On official letterhead to J. W.
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As Attorney General, he accepts the resignation of an Assistant DA in Indian Territory.
Typed Letter signed: "P C Knox" as Attorney General, 1page, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1902 June 16. On official letterhead to J. W. Ownby, Assistant US District Attorney, Ardmore, Indian Territory. In full: "Your resignation as the Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of the Indian Territory, tendered in your communication of the thirteenth instant, is hereby accepted to take effect at the close of business June 13, 1902. Respectfully". Philander C. Knox (1853-1921) served as President William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt's Attorney General (1901-1904) and as President William Howard Taft's Secretary of State (1909-1913). As Secretary of State Knox, by background a corporate lawyer, was closely identified with Taft's "Dollar Diplomacy" (promoting US interests by promoting foreign investments of US corporations). He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate from 1904 to 1909 and from 1917 until his death in 1921. Multiple mailing folds. Unknown stain at left edge. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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