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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 04/22/1904 CO-SIGNED BY: PHILANDER C. KNOX - HFSID 83858

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CO-SIGNED BY: PHILANDER KNOX President Theodore Roosevelt and Attorney General Philander Knox signed this appointment, creating a notary public in the District of Columbia, in 1904.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CO-SIGNED BY: PHILANDER KNOX
President Theodore Roosevelt and Attorney General Philander Knox signed this appointment, creating a notary public in the District of Columbia, in 1904.
Civil appointment signed "Theodore Roosevelt" as President and "P C Knox" as Attorney General. 1 page, 20¾x15¾. With 2½-inch Department of Justice seal in lower left corner. Washington, D. C., April 22, 1904. Appointment making William M Smith 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. KNOX (1853-1921, born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania) served as President William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt's Attorney General (1901-1904) and as President William Howard Taft's Secretary of State (1909-1913). He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate from 1904 to 1909 and from 1917 until his death in 1921. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Document has been silked. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Lightly torn at top, left and bottom edges, with pieces missing from top edge, both bottom corners and upper left corner. Random ink stains. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Document has separated along folds. Light tears in top, left and bottom edges along folds. Otherwise in fine condition.

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