PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 12/20/1924 CO-SIGNED BY: CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - HFSID 29695
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CALVIN COOLIDGE, CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
This diplomatic appointment, signed by President Coolidge and Secretary of State Hughes in 1924, appointed New Yorker Elliot Verne Richardson to a diplomatic post in Pernambuco, Brazil
Partially printed diplomatic appointment signed "Charles Evans Hughes" and "Calvin Coolidge". 23x19 with paper 3½-inch diameter Seal of the United States affixed. Dec. 20, 1924. This was an appointment, signed by President Coolidge and Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, appointing New Yorker Elliot Verne Richardson (1868-1929) to a diplomatic post in Pernambuco, Brazil. Richardson was a newspaper reporter who had already held posts in Sydney, Australia, Canada, Chile, Karachi (in what would later become Pakistan) and Berlin. Richardson held his Pernambuco post from 1923 to 1924. It was the last diplomatic post that he held for the United States before his death. After losing an election for School Committee in 1905, COOLIDGE (1872-1933) 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). "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. HUGHES (1862-1948) 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). The Hughes court approved many exercises of federal power, but struck down a number of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs. Hughes served until he retired in 1941. Elliot Verne Richardson (1868-1929), previously a newspaper reporter, served as a US consular officer in posts around the world, beginning in 1910. Pernambuco was his last posting before retirement. Lightly toned and creased. Small tears along top, left and bottom edges. Appointment has been folded in eights and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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