PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 05/22/1925 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK B. KELLOGG - HFSID 78882
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Document recognizing Britain's appointment of a Consul for the Panama Canal Zone, also signed by Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
Diplomatic Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Frank B. Kellogg", 20x17. Washington, D.C., 1925 May 22. Having received satisfactory evidence that Hugh Alexander Ford has been appointed British Consul for the Canal Zone, the President recognizes him as enjoying the powers and privileges of Consuls as allowed by the law of Nations, the laws of the United States, and treaty obligations of Britain and the US. 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. Coolidge's Secretary of State from 1925-1929, FRANK B. KELLOGG (1856-1937) 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). From 1930 to 1935, Kellogg was an associate judge on the Permanent Court of International Justice, predecessor of the current International Court of Justice, commonly known as the World Court. Edges lightly toned. Notch at top center edge. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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