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PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 06/24/1926 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSEPH C. GREW - HFSID 54982

CALVIN COOLIDGE and JOSEPH GREW As President and Acting Secretary of State, both sign the 1926 appointment of Fred D. Fisher as US Consul in Santos, Brazil. Diplomatic Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Joseph C. Grew" as Acting Secretary of State, 23x19.

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CALVIN COOLIDGE and JOSEPH GREW
As President and Acting Secretary of State, both sign the 1926 appointment of Fred D. Fisher as US Consul in Santos, Brazil.
Diplomatic Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Joseph C. Grew" as Acting Secretary of State, 23x19. Washington, D.C., 1926 June 24. Appointment of Fred D. Fisher as US Consul in Santos, Brazil. 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. JOSEPH GREW (1880-1965), a career US diplomat was U.S. Minister to Denmark (1920) and Switzerland (1921), Coolidge's Undersecretary of State (1924-1927) and Ambassador to Turkey (1927-1932) before becoming Ambassador to Japan (1932-1941). In January 1941, he passed on to Washington an intelligence report that Japan would likely strike at Pearl Harbor in the event of war with the US, but the report was disbelieved. After released from internment (swapped for Japanese diplomats in the US) he again became Under Secretary of State (1943-1945), and frequently acting Secretary. Drew unsuccessfully urged the US to modify its "unconditional surrender" demand by announcing that the Japanese Emperor could remain on the throne, a move that might have rendered the atomic bombings unnecessary. As Under Secretary, Grew served as Acting Secretary of State whenever the Secretary, in this case Frank B. Kellogg, was out of the country. Fred D. Fisher (b. 1874) was a career foreign service officer, posted mainly in China and Japan but serving as US Consul in Santos, Brazil (1926-1929). Santos, in Brazil's Sao Paulo State, is today Latin America's busiest seaport. Horizontal and vertical folds. Lightly creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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