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PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/15/1924 CO-SIGNED BY: HARRY S. NEW - HFSID 38425

CALVIN COOLIDGE Appointment of a Postmaster for Lincoln, Illinois, also signed by Postmaster General Harry New Civil Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Harry S. New" as Postmaster General, 18x14, Washington, D.C., 1924 February 15.

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Condition: lightly creased, lightly soiled
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CALVIN COOLIDGE
Appointment of a Postmaster for Lincoln, Illinois, also signed by Postmaster General Harry New
Civil Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Harry S. New" as Postmaster General, 18x14, Washington, D.C., 1924 February 15. Appointment of Joel H. Beard as Postmaster of Lincoln, Illinois. After losing an election for School Committee in 1905, CALVIN COOLIDGE (1872-1933, born in Plymouth, Vermont) never lost another one. He was Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts (1910-1911), State Senator (1912-1915), Lieutenant Governor (1916-1918), Governor (1919-1920), vice president (1921-1923) and president (1923-1929). He earned a national following during the Boston Police Strike of 1919, when as Governor he declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anyone, anywhere, any time." "Silent Cal," as he was called for his economy of speech, succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren Harding and won election to his own full term in 1924. Despite his taciturn manner, Coolidge gave more press conferences than any President before or since, and was the first to deliver a political speech on radio. How one rates the Coolidge Presidency depends largely on whether one shares his belief in reduced government spending and regulation. HARRY S. NEW (1858-1937, born in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a United States Senator from Indiana from 1917 to 1923 and United States Postmaster General from 1923 to 1929 appointed by President Warren Harding and continuing in office under Calvin Coolidge. He was also a reporter, editor, part owner and publisher of the Indianapolis Journal from 1878 to 1903. Edges frayed with a ½ inch piece and a ¼ inch piece missing from the bottom right edge. Toned. Lightly creased. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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