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WILLIAM TYLER PAGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/03/1919 - HFSID 140225

Page signed this letter, typed on House of Representatives letterhead in 1919, to respond to a request for the elective officers of the house. This was typed during his first year as Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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WILLIAM TYLER PAGE
Page signed this letter, typed on House of Representatives letterhead in 1919, to respond to a request for the elective officers of the house. This was typed during his first year as Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Typed letter signed "Wm Tyler Page" in blue ink. With blue ink date stamp in upper right corner. 1 page, 8x10¼, on letterhead of House of Representatives in Washington, D. C. With name label pasted in lower left corner. June 3, 1919. Addressed to the Honorable John Barrett, Director General, Pan American Union, Washington, D. C. In full: "Dear Sir: In compliance with your request I take pleasure in sending you herewith two copies of the lists of Committees of the House of Representatives [not included]. The names of the elective officers of the House, who may be addressed at the House of Representatives are as follows: Sergeant-at-Arms, Joseph G. Rodgers./Doorkeeper, Bert W. Kennedy./Postmaster, Frank W. Collier./Chaplain, Rev. Henry N. Couden, and/Clerk, Wm. Tyler Page./Very truly yours,". Page (1868-1942, born in Frederick, Maryland) worked for 61 years in the United States Capitol, starting as a page in 1881 and rising to Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, a post he held from 1919 to 1931. He's probably best known for writing the American's Creed in 1917. The American's Creed was written for a nationwide contest and was, according to Page, "a summing up, in one hundred words, of the basic principles of American political faith." (He reportedly spent the prize money on Liberty Bonds) Page's family has deep roots in the United States. He is great-great-grandson of Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a descendant of President John Tyler. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Adhesive residue on verso of letter, which discolored letter; discoloration does not touch signature. Rust stain from paper clip near top edge. Adhesive discolored name label. Folded twice and unfolded. Lightly nicked along folds at right edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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