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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/05/1919 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES H. LAUCHHEIMER - HFSID 46943

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT and CHARLES LAUCHHEIMER FDR as Secretary of the Navy, and the Marine Adjutant, sign the appointment letter of a US Marine captain. Typed Military Appointment Letter signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Acting Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 7½x10¼.

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FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT and CHARLES LAUCHHEIMER
FDR as Secretary of the Navy, and the Marine Adjutant, sign the appointment letter of a US Marine captain.
Typed Military Appointment Letter signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Acting Secretary of the Navy, 1 page, 7½x10¼. Also signed: "Charles H. Lauchheimer", Brigadier General, as Marine Adjutant and Inspector, USMC. Navy Department, Washington, D.C. 1919 March 5. On official letterhead to Thomas H. Raymond, announcing Raymond's appointment as a temporary Captain in the Marine Corps, retroactive to July 2, 1918. CHARLES HENRY LAUCHHEIMER (1859-1920), a graduate of West Point and of Columbia University law school, was the author of major texts on military law. He was the Marine Corps Adjutant and Inspector during World War I. The Marine Corps' annual trophy for overall winner of the combined rifle and pistol competition is named in his honor. Four months after he signed this letter, Lauchheimer took seriously ill and died in January 1920. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT was elected to the New York State Senate in 1910, joining reformers in opposing New York City's Tammany Hall Democratic machine. He resigned in 1913 when appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920), where he worked to expand the Navy and founded the Navy Reserve and where he met Winston Churchill for the first time in 1918. He ran as vice president with James M. Cox of Ohio, but they were handily defeated by Warren Harding. He contracted a paralytic illness in 1921 while vacationing in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, widely believed to be poliomyelitis, which permanently paralyzed him from the waist down. He was elected Governor of New York (1928-1932) and then as 32nd President of the United States, elected more times to that office (4), and serving longer (1933-1945) than any other President. Roosevelt's domestic "New Deal" legislation, designed to combat the depression, included many landmark new programs, especially Social Security. Roosevelt helped prepare a reluctant American public for World War II, and then forged a victorious, tripartite alliance with Britain and the Soviet Union to win that conflict. He died in office four months before the war ended. File and staple holes at upper margin. Fold creases through "Fra" of Franklin. Chipped at edges.

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