VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES CURTIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/24/1914 - HFSID 266532
Sale Price $252.00
A letter from the future Vice President during his time as a US Congressman, asking that a document be sent on his associate's behalf
Typed letter signed: "Charles Curtis", ¾p, 8½x10¾. Topeka, Kansas, 1914 December 14. On imprinted "Charles Curtis/Lawyer" letterhead to Mr. Carl A. Loeffler, Washington, D.C.In full: "I am handing you a letter from Daniel C. Hockman of Beattie, Kansas, and I wich (sic, wish) that you would send him the document he desires. I think that the vote is given in the Senate Manual and the platforms are all in a document issued on the House side, by McDowall while he was clerk and I think that the Democrats have kept it up since they have been in control of the House. With compliments of the season, I am, Very truly yours". Written between Curtis' terms as U.S. Congressman.CHARLES CURTIS (1860-1936), the grandson of a Kaw Indian, became a U.S. Congressman (1893-1907) and Senator (1907-1913, 1915-1929) from Kansas. Curtis, the first Native American nominated for the Vice Presidency, served as Herbert Hoover's Vice President from 1929-1933. He had announced he would again be the candidate in 1932, and the Hoover-Curtis ticket was renominated at the Republican National Convention, held in Chicago Stadium, June 14-16, 1932. The Republicans were soundly defeated in the November elections by Democrats Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner. At the time of this letter, CARL A. LOEFFLER was Assistant Doorkeeper to the U.S. Senate. Loeffler, who had begun his government service as a Senate Page at the age of 15, later became Assistant Sergeant of Arms (1928), and in 1929, Senate Republicans elected him as their Party Secretary. Loeffler served in the position until 1947, when he was elected Secretary of the Senate, serving from 1947-1949, when he retired from government service to write his memoirs. Loeffler's father, who had been the White House head doorkeeper during presidential administrations from U.S. Grant to Theodore Roosevelt, was responsible for his son's early entry into the workings of the U.S. government. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Lightly soiled, pinhead-size stain at mid left edge. 1-inch tear at upper right blank edge. ¾-inch tear at upper left blank edge. ½-inch tear at blank left edge. Light soiling on verso (faint show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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