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George B. Cortelyou Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

GEORGE B. CORTELYOU
Born: July 26, 1862 in New York City, New York
Died: October 23, 1940 in Long Island City, New York
Biography
After President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, George Bruce Cortelyou (1862-1940), who had previously been a stenographer to President Grover Cleveland, continued as President Roosevelt's Secretary until 1903. Roosevelt was impressed with his expertise in handling the 1902 coal strike negotiations and appointed him as the first Secretary of Commerce and Labor (1903-1904). Cortelyou also served as Postmaster General (1905-1907) and Secretary of the Treasury (1907-1909) under Roosevelt before leaving government service to become President of the New York Consolidated Gas Company.
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