PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION SIGNED 02/03/1924 - HFSID 350464
Sale Price $2,337.50
Coolidge Proclaims 30 Days of mourning for Woodrow Wilson.
Proclamation signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, 7¾ x 12¼. Washington, D.C., 1924 February 3. In part: "To the People of the United States: The death of Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States from March 4, 1913, to March 4, 1921, which occurred at 11:15 o'clock today at his home at Washington, District of Columbia, deprives the country of a most distinguished citizen, and is an event which causes universal and genuine sorry. To many of us it brings a sense of a profound personal bereavement." President Calvin Coolidge signed this February 3, 1924, proclamation, appropriately printed on black-rimmed mourning paper, to announce the death of former President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). This unique document unites two very different men, both of whom achieved national respect for their uncompromising integrity. Toned, creased, horizontal fold at center. Fine condition. Minor wearing and scratches present on frame. Framed to an overall size of 33¾ x 22¼.
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.
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