PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/20/1924 CO-SIGNED BY: CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - HFSID 262858
Sale Price $850.00
CALVIN COOLIDGE and CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
As President and Secretary of State, they sign the appointment of a foreign service officer (1924), six weeks after Coolidge won election to his own full term.
Diplomatic Appointment signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, "Charles E. Hughes" as Secretary of State, 1 page, 23x19. Washington, D.C., 1924 December 20. Appointment of Bernard Gotlieb of New York as a Foreign Service Officer, Class 7. Official seal affixed in lower left. 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. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES was Governor of New York (1907-1910) when President Taft appointed him Associate Justice. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court having received the Republican nomination for President; he lost to Wilson. President Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921, and he remained in that office when Coolidge became President in 1923, staying until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930 because of ill health, President Hoover appointed Hughes as Chief Justice, only the second man reappointed to the Supreme Court (the first was John Rutledge). Hughes served until he retired in 1941. Bernard Gotlieb (b. 1893) was a career foreign service officer in the consular branch, with postings all over the world until his 1949 retirement. Paperclip rust at lower edge - 2 locations. Corners and edges lightly creased and soiled. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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