PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 01/15/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES J. BONAPARTE - HFSID 80706
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CO-SIGNED BY CHARLES J. BONAPARTE President Theodore Roosevelt and Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte signed this appointment, creating a notary public in the District of Columbia, in 1909. Civil appointment signed "Theodore Roosevelt" as President and "Charles J.
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CO-SIGNED BY CHARLES J. BONAPARTE
President Theodore Roosevelt and Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte signed this appointment, creating a notary public in the District of Columbia, in 1909.
Civil appointment signed "Theodore Roosevelt" as President and "Charles J. Bonaparte" as Attorney General. 1 page, 19¾x15½, mounted to a sheet of cardstock. With 2½-inch Department of Justice seal in lower left corner. Washington, D. C., Jan. 15, 1909. Appointment making Leon Jn. Estabrook a notary public in the District of Columbia for a term of five years. ROOSEVELT (1858-1919, born in New York City) is one of America's most well-known and flamboyant presidents. Roosevelt's heroism in the Spanish-American War, where he earned the Medal of Honor for leading his volunteer "Rough Riders" in a charge up San Juan Hill (1898), helped him win the governorship of New York the next year. Elected Vice President in 1900, Roosevelt assumed the presidency upon President William McKinley's assassination (1901), becoming America's youngest president. He was re-elected in 1904. Roosevelt was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, receiving the 1906 award for mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Known for his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" foreign policy, Roosevelt settled the Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 and initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. He converted more than 125 million acres of land into national forests and was a staunch advocate of antitrust legislation. After failing to secure the Republican nomination, he run as the Progressive ("Bull Moose") candidate in the famous presidential contest of 1912. He lost to Democrat Woodrow Wilson, but he secured more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history as of this biography. BONAPARTE (1851-1921, born in Baltimore, Maryland) was President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of the Navy (1905-1906) and Attorney General (1906-1909). He was the grandson of Jérôme, King of Westphalia, youngest brother of Emperor Napoléon. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Lightly soiled and lightened around edges, possibly from mounting. Lightly nicked in upper right corner. Random ink stains. Adhesive on verso shows through in corners and on right and left edge (does not touch signatures). Otherwise in fine condition.
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