PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/13/1928 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK B. KELLOGG - HFSID 16719
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CALVIN COOLIDGE and FRANK KELLOGG
As President and Secretary of State, both sign the appointment of a US Consul in Victoria, British Columbia (1928).
Diplomatic Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Frank B. Kellogg" as Secretary of State, 23x19. Washington, D.C., 1928 February 13. Appointment of Harvey T. Goodier as US Consul for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Embossed seal in lower left corner. CALVIN COOLIDGE (1872-1933) 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). Coolidge gained national fame (and a spot on the Republican ticket in 1920 by his strong action against the Boston Police Strike of 1919, during which he declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety, by anyone, anywhere, anytime." "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. He declined to run for re-election in 1928. Coolidge's Secretary of State from 1925-1929, FRANK B. KELLOGG was awarded the 1929 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, an agreement signed in 1928 by 15 nations (later agreed to by 64 others) renouncing "war as an instrument of national policy". Kellogg had previously served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1917-1923) and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain (1923-1925). Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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