ROBERT LANSING - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 264699
Sale Price $81.00
ROBERT LANSING. Signature: "Robert Lansing", 3½x2¼ card. "Autograph" imprinted at upper left. An authority on international law, Robert Lansing (1864-1928) became Counsellor for the Department of State in 1914. President Wilson was impressed with Lansing's abilities and appointed him Secretary of State when William Jennings Bryan resigned in June 1915. Lansing was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. However, Lansing had strong disagreements with Wilson about the Versailles Treaty and the League of Nations. Although he had serious reservations about the peace treaties, Lansing attempted to gain Senate approval of them. After President Wilson suffered a stroke in September 1919, the office of Secretary of State became more important because of the President's illness. Lansing was asked to resign in February 1920. Lightly creased and soiled, touching signature. Paper clip impression at upper left, show through of mounting remnants on verso at upper right edge. Overall, fine condition.
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