PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/10/1915 - HFSID 4869
Sale Price $680.00
In his first race for statewide office, he signs a typed letter thanking a former Attorney General for support.
Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8¼x10¾. Northampton, Mass., 1915 August 10.To Hon. Herbert Parker, Lancaster, Mass.In full: "It is very gratifying to me to see your name on my nomination paper. I hope it is there because you feel that I could be of service in the office of Lieutenant-Governor. It was the opinion of men like yourself that made me be candidate. I shall always be proud of your support whatever the outcome may be." HERBERT PARKER had served as Attorney General of Massachusetts from 1902-1906. In 1915, Republican State Senator CALVIN COOLIDGE ran for Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts and Republican Samuel McCall ran for Governor. While McCall defeated incumbent Governor David I. Walsh by about 6,000 votes out of nearly half a million cast, Coolidge won easily with a majority of over 50,000. They were reelected in 1916 and 1917. Coolidge was elected Governor in 1918 and 1919. In 1920, he was elected Harding's Vice President, becoming President when Harding died in 1923. Shaded overall. Creased. Folds, vertical fold touches the flourish in the "C" and the "n" in Calvin. Paperclip marks at upper blank margin. 2 white-like shadings in blank areas.
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