VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES G. DAWES - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 10/04/1915 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY MAY DAWES - HFSID 30060
A stock certificate signed by the Vice President to certify that he owns 100 shares of The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. His brother, a prominent businessman, acts as witness.
Sale Price $396.00
CHARLES G. DAWES and HENRY M. DAWES A stock certificate signed by the Vice President to certify that he owns 100 shares of The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. His brother, a prominent businessman, acts as witness. Stock Certificate signed on verso: "Charles G. Dawes", 1p, 12x8. October 4, 1915. In part: "This is to certify that Charles G. Dawes is the owner of one hundred full paid and non-assessable shares of the capital stock of The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company of the par value of One hundred Dollars ($100) each…." Charles G. Dawes (1865-1951) was a United States politician who most notably served as Vice President of the United States under President Calvin Coolidge (1925-1929). He was at McKinley's side as United States Comptroller of the Currency (1897-1902) when the President died in 1901, the victim of an assassin's bullet. Dawes organized and served as first President (1902-1921) and Chairman of the Board (1921-1925) of the Central Union Trust Co. In 1921, he became the first Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget. Two years later, he was president of the commission investigating the German budget and payments of war reparations. The commission created the "Dawes Plan" of reorganization and loans, which was in effect from 1924-1930. Dawes won the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for the Dawes Plan. He served afterwards as US Ambassador to Britain. Dawes was a commissioned Brigadier General during WWI, serving overseas as an accounting expert and finances director for a number of different military departments. As Vice President, he was known for his tumultuous relationship with President Coolidge. The banker was even an accomplished musician; he composed "Melody in a Major" (1912) for the piano and violin. Lyrics were added to the popular tune and has since been covered dozens of times by major music stars like Elton John, Nat King Cole, and Van Morrison. Henry M. Dawes (1877-1952) was a businessman and banker who, like his brother, served as the United States Comptroller of Currency (1923-1924). His tenure was short, but he spearheaded the consultation of bank officials and experts to reform U.S. banking laws. Dawes drafted an early version of the McFadden Act with these recommendations. As president of the Pure Oil Company, he stood trial for allegedly violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He was acquitted. Folds. Usual cancellation holes, not affecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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