PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/07/1910 - HFSID 42314
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT As President, he signs a typed letter to a constituent, applauding passage of a resolution but regretting limits imposed on it by a Democrat. Typed Letter signed: "Wm H Taft" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1910 June 7. On White House letterhead to A.
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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
As President, he signs a typed letter to a constituent, applauding passage of a resolution but regretting limits imposed on it by a Democrat.
Typed Letter signed: "Wm H Taft" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Washington, D.C., 1910 June 7. On White House letterhead to A. A. Roe, Washington, D.C. In full: "I have yours of June 6th and am glad the resolution has passed; but it is perfectly characteristic of Macon, of Arkansas, to impose the limit that he did. I shall send your note to Senator Warner and tell him that I concur with you. Sincerely yours". William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was Governor of the Philippines (1901-1904), Secretary of War (1904-1909), 27th of the United States (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court (1921-1930). Robert B. Macon, a Democrat, represented Arkansas in the US House of Representatives from 1903 to 1913. William Warner represented Missouri in the US Senate (1905-1911). While an Arkansas Democrat may have partly thwarted Taft's wishes on this unspecified Congressional resolution, the President's larger problem was the growing split in the ranks of Congressional Republicans between conservative and progressive factions, the latter informally allied with former President Theodore Roosevelt. This rift cost the Republicans control of Congress in 1910, and led to the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson to the Presidency in 1912, when Taft - again the Republican Party candidate - ran a poor third behind Wilson, and Taft's former mentor, Teddy Roosevelt, running on the Progressive ("Bullmoose") ticket. File holes at left margin. Lightly toned. Mailing folds, not at signature. Paperclip impression at blank upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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