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PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1924 - HFSID 45805

CALVIN COOLIDGE As President he signs a typed letter to steel executive Charles Schwab, regretting that he cannot attend a New York dinner in honor of US Solicitor General James Beck. Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾.

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CALVIN COOLIDGE
As President he signs a typed letter to steel executive Charles Schwab, regretting that he cannot attend a New York dinner in honor of US Solicitor General James Beck.
Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. The White House, Washington, 1924 December 13. To CHARLES M. SCHWAB, New York. In full: "My regret that I am unable to accept your invitation for the annual dinner of the Pennsylvania Society of New York is enhanced by the fact that the Society's guest of honor is to be the Solicitor General, Honorable James M. Beck. It would be particularly a pleasure to join in your recognition of him and his public service. It is the good fortune of the Government that its service enlists so many men, of whom the Solicitor General is a type, who are willing to give it the benefit of large talents and wide experience, chiefly as a patriotic duty. There cannot be too frequent or generous recognition to the country's debt to men who thus generously sacrificed their personal interests in order to follow their convictions of public duty. I send my greetings and all good wishes to the members of the society on this occasion." Industrialist CHARLES M. SCHWAB (1862-1939) was President of Carnegie Steel (1897-1901), U.S. Steel (1901-1903) and Bethlehem Steel (1903-1913) serving as Chairman of the Board of Bethlehem Steel from 1913 until his death. JAMES M. BECK (1861-1936) was McKinley and T. Roosevelt's Assistant Attorney General from 1900-1903, Harding and Coolidge's Solicitor General from 1921-1925 and Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania from 1927-1934. Toned on left and right edges and on 2¼x3¼ block in lower left corner. Faint paperclip impression in upper left. Ink note on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.

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