WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 49263
WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT Signature on a small 3½x2 card Signature: "Wm C. Endicott", 3½x2. Ink stamp "Autograph of" in upper left corner. William Crowninshield Endicott
Sale Price $119.00
WILLIAM C. ENDICOTT
Signature on a small 3½x2 card
Signature: "Wm C. Endicott", 3½x2. Ink stamp "Autograph of" in upper left corner. 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). Toned. Mounting residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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