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PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/21/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT SHAW OLIVER - HFSID 35826

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT Appointment of Thomas L. Casey as Colonel in the Corps of Engineers, co-signed by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver. (A 14x18½ document) Military Appointment signed:

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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
Appointment of Thomas L. Casey as Colonel in the Corps of Engineers, co-signed by Acting Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver. (A 14x18½ document)
Military Appointment signed: "Wm H. Taft" as President, "Robert Shaw Oliver" as Acting Secretary of War, 14x18½ vellum. Washington, D.C., 1909 September 21. Appointment of Thomas L. Casey as Colonel in the Corps of Engineers. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (1857-1930) was Governor of the Philippines (1901-1904), Secretary of War (1904-1909), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court (1921-1930). His bruising convention battle with former ally and patron Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 split the Republican Party, allowing the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Taft as President was caught in the middle between progressives and conservatives and constrained by a more limited view of Presidential powers than TR had possessed, but historians tend to view his term of office more positively than did most of his contemporaries. His skills as Chief Justice are widely recognized. In the years between his Presidency and his appointment as chief justice, Taft taught at Yale Law School. ROBERT SHAW Oliver (1847-1935), a cavalry lieutenant in the Civil War, rose through the ranks of the New York state militia to become a brigade commander in 1883. He served as Assistant Secretary of War from August 19, 1903 to April 19, 1913, longer than anyone else. During the absence of the Secretary of War, he served as Acting Secretary. Oliver was the first President of the US Tennis Association (1881). Thomas L. Casey, Jr. (1857-1925), son and namesake of the Army engineer who set the capstone on the Washington Monument in 1884, followed his father into the Corps of Engineers, but is better remembered as a distinguished entomologist. Surface creased. Toned. Seal on document frayed. Light staining. Otherwise, fine condition.

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