PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/01/1912 - HFSID 27708
Sale Price $1,530.00
WOODROW WILSON THANKS A YOUNG SUPPORTER FOR HER LETTER FOUR DAYS BEFORE WINNING THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!
WOODROW WILSON Typed Letter Signed: "Woodrow Wilson", 1p, 7½x9. Trenton, New Jersey, 1912 November 1. To Miss Kittie Petersen, Farnam, Nebraska. In full: "I cannot tell you what gratification it gives me that you should think of me. Your letter has given me a great deal of genuine pleasure, and I hope that as the years go on you will continue to feel that I am the sort of man you would like to support and keep as your friend." Woodrow Wilson signed this letter to a young supporter four days before he won the 1912 Presidential Election on November 5. He had become a Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1911 based upon his progressive legislative reforms as Governor of New Jersey (1910-1912 and ultimate support by Democratic Party leader William Jennings Bryan. Wilson won his party nomination in June 1912 at their convention in Baltimore. Due to a split in the Republican Party between incumbent President William H. Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt, who challenged the race on the Progressive Party Ticket, Wilson won with a landslide of 435 electoral votes. Following his election, and early in his Administration, Wilson signed a bill establishing the Department of Labor. He was soon faced with "Pancho" Villa's Mexican border confrontations and the war in Europe. Unwarranted attacks on American shipping vessels and other infringements upon American freedom forced the President to declare war on Germany in April 1917. Wilson worked tirelessly for world peace; his "Fourteen Points" outlined a peace settlement. In 1919, he personally signed the Treaty of Versailles, which was based on his plans for an international organization called the League of Nations. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace that year for his efforts for world peace. Prior to his political career, Wilson had been a highly respected educator. He had served as Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Economy (1890-1902) at Princeton University, of which he became President (1902-1910). Lightly creased from folding (not at signature). Fine condition. Framed in Gallery of History style: 30¾x21.
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