VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES G. DAWES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/25/1926 - HFSID 16958
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CHARLES G. DAWES
A letter from the Vice President saying he will be unable to attend a gathering due to an impeachment hearing for Judge George W. English
Typed letter signed: "Charles G. Dawes" in light black ink, 1p, 7x9. Washington, District of Columbia, June 25, 1926. To Representative Theodore E. Burton. Typed In full: "I have your letter of June Twenty-fourth, and I appreciate very much the honor of the invitation which you extend to me on behalf of the New England Society of Cleveland, to speak at its annual festival next November. The fact that you present the invitation gives it a special appeal, but as the Senate is to convene early in November for the English impeachment case it will be necessary for me to be here in Washington at the time of the New England Society meeting. I am very sorry to have to write you this way." The Vice President is President of the U.S. Senate and, in matters of impeachment excluding the President, presides over impeachment proceedings. United States District Court Judge George W. English resigned on November 4, 1926, and impeachment proceedings were discontinued. 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 US 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. Theodore Burton (1851-1929) was a member of the House at the time, but Dawes begins this letter: "My dear Senator Burton". Burton represented Ohio in the House of Representatives (1889-1891, 1895-1909, 1921-1928) and the U.S. Senate (1909-1915, 1928-1929). Staple holes at upper left. Fine condition.
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