WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - AUTOGRAPH 04/12/1886 - HFSID 33904
WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT His signature as the first Democratic Secretary of War since the Civil War Signature: "Wm C. Endicott/April 12, 1886", 5½x7. William Crowninshield Endicott
Sale Price $108.00
WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT
His signature as the first Democratic Secretary of War since the Civil War
Signature: "Wm C. Endicott/April 12, 1886", 5½x7. William Crowninshield Endicott (1826-1899), a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice (1873-1883) and Democratic candidate for Governor of that State (1884), was President Cleveland's Secretary of War in his first term (1885-1889). An active Secretary of War, Endicott introduced examinations for officer promotions and revamped the nation's coastal fortification. He was the first Democrat to hold the office since the Civil War. He was a direct lineal descendent of John Endecott, the first Governor of colonial Massachusetts (from 1629). Edges toned. Left edge frayed. Signature lightly faded but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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