PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING - DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT SIGNED 06/22/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - HFSID 16718
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WARREN G. HARDING and CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Appointment of a U.S. Consul.
Partly Printed DS: "Warren G. Harding" as 29th U.S. President and "Charles E. Hughes" as Secretary of State, 1p, 22x18¾. Washington, D.C., 1922 June 22. In part: "Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the abilities and integrity of Harvey T. Goodier, of New York, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Consul of Class seven of the United States of America...." 3½-inch diameter white paper seal affixed at bottom left. Ironically, an isolationist President signs an appointment for the Diplomatic Corps.WARREN G. HARDING did not know it at the time, but when he signed this document, he had just begun his last year in the White House. On June 20, 1923, President Harding left the White House for a tour of the West and Alaska. He took ill on the return trip home, and died in San Francisco on August 2, 1923. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES had served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1910 until he resigned in 1916 to run for President against Woodrow Wilson. Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921 and he continued until Coolidge's inauguration in 1925. Hughes was the chief organizer of the Conference on the Limitation of Armament held in Washington from November 12, 1921 to February 6, 1922. Also attending were delegates from the British Empire, France, Italy and Japan. Hughes was also a member of the Hague Tribunal (1926-1930) and a judge on the Permanent Court of Justice (1928-1930) until he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Hoover, a position he held until he retired in 1941. Lightly creased, bottom edge rippled. Fine condition.
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