PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/13/1908 - HFSID 5284
Sale Price $1,190.00
In 1908, Roosevelt signed this appointment with his Postmaster General making Peter H. Vosburg a Postmaster at Matteawan in the county of Dutchess, State of New York for four years.
Civil appointment signed: "Theodore Roosevelt", as president in brown ink. 1 page, 20x16, with gold foil 2½x2½-inch United States Post Office Department seal affixed. 1908 February 13. Appointment of Peter H Vosburgh as a Postmaster at Matteawan in the county of Dutchess State of New York for four 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 securing more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history as of this biography. Stained at upper and lower right blank margin. Ink light but signature bold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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