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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/01/1904 CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERT B. ARMSTRONG - HFSID 5296

THEODORE ROOSEVELT and ROBERT B. ARMSTRONG In 1904, Roosevelt signed this appointment with Robert Armstrong, Acting Secretary of Treasury, making James C. Perry a Surgeon in the Public Health and Marine Service of the United States.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT and ROBERT B. ARMSTRONG
In 1904, Roosevelt signed this appointment with Robert Armstrong, Acting Secretary of Treasury, making James C. Perry a Surgeon in the Public Health and Marine Service of the United States.
Civil appointment signed: "Theodore Roosevelt", as president in brown ink countersigned by: "R. B. Armstrong", 1 page, 16½x14, with gold foil 2½x2½-inch United States seal affixed. Washington, 1904 March 1. Appointment of James C. Perry a Surgeon in the Public Health and Marine Service of the United States. THEODORE 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 ran 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. ROBERT B. ARMSTRONG was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. After Governor Shaw became Secretary of the Treasury, in 1902, he selected Robert B. Armstrong as his private secretary, where he developed such unusual talent and practical business ability that Secretary Shaw secured his promotion to the responsible position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in January, 1903. Ripped and creased at blank edges. Lightly wrinkled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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