PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1911 - HFSID 27690
Sale Price $680.00
Woodrow Wilson sends a typed letter of thanks for a copy of the Tri Partnership bill.
Typed Letter Signed: "Woodrow Wilson" as Governor of New Jersey, 1p, 8x9¾. (Trenton), New Jersey, 1911 February 20. To Conrad Reno, Boston, Massachusetts. In full: "Allow me to thank you for your kindness in sending me a copy of the Tri Partnership bill now before the Massachusetts Legislature. It will have my careful perusal and consideration." On September 15, 1910, New Jersey Democrats had nominated Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson to be Governor of New Jersey. He was elected in November and served from January 7, 1911 until March 1, 1913, when he resigned from his first elected office. As Governor, Wilson embarked on a crusade to reform state politics and improve conditions for the working people. He successfully instituted direct primaries rather than behind-the-scenes candidate selection and other election reforms, regulated public utilities and passed workman's compensation and other labor laws. However, when Republicans won control of both houses of the state legislature in 1912, Wilson met resistance and decided to take his ideas to a national forum. He then sought the Democratic nomination for President at the Party's National Convention in Baltimore in June and July of 1912. Despite facing challengers from both the Republican Party (incumbent President Taft) and the newly-formed Progressive Party (Theodore Roosevelt), on March 4, 1913, the former Professor and College President was sworn in as 28th U.S. President. Vertical fold touches "Wo" in Woodrow. Sparse rust stains in right blank margin, mounting remnants on verso (slight show through). Overall, fine condition.
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