PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 10/30/1902 CO-SIGNED BY: DAVID J. HILL - HFSID 13598
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT CO-SIGNED BY DAVID J. HILL
The President signs a consular appointment in Quebec with David J. Hill signing as Acting Secretary of State
Diplomatic appointment signed: "Theodore Roosevelt" as President and "David J. Hill" as Acting Secretary of State, 1p, 23x19. Washington, 1902 October 30. Appointment of Franklin D. Hale of Vermont as U.S. Consul at Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. ROOSEVELT (1858-1919) 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 he secured more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history. From 1914-1917, HALE was U.S. Consul in Huddersfield, England. David J. Hill (1850-1932) later served as U.S. Minister to Switzerland (1903-1905), the Netherlands (1905-1908) and Luxembourg (1905-1908) and was U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1908-1911. Lightly soiled. Creased. Folds. Vertical fold touches first "e" in Roosevelt. Embossed blank margin (probably from prior framing). Light ink transfer. Full, lightly worn, 3½-inch paper seal. Otherwise, fine condition.
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