Lot 212: 45 signature cards: Cabinet members, 1900-1933.

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December 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, US
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Description: [Presidential Appointees] 45 cards signed by Cabinet members from the Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover Administrations. Includes: ++ 12 cards signed by members of Theodore Roosevelt’s cabinet: 2 cards signed by Elihu Root (1 from his time as Pres. McKinley’s Secretary of War, Aug. 2, 1900, 1 on “Department of State” card from 1905-1909, while he was Secretary of State under Roosevelt); 1 card signed by W. M. Moody (Attorney General 1904-06); Lyman Gage (Secretary of the Treasury 1897-1902); L. M. Shaw (Treasury Secretary 1902-07); James Wilson (Agriculture); Paul Morton (Secy. of the Navy, 1904-05); 2 cards signed by Victor H. Metcalf (Secy. of the Navy 1906-1908); 1 by Truman H. Newberry (Secy. of the Navy 1908-09); Robert J. Wynne (Postmaster General 1904-05); Charles J. Bonaparte (Secy. of the Navy 1905-06); and E. A. Hitchcock (Secy. of the Interior 1898-1907). ++ 10 cards signed by members of Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet: Lindley M. Garrison (Secretary of War 1913-16); Newton Baker (Secretary of War 1916-1921); Franklin Lane (Secretary of the Interior 1913-20); Robert Lansing (Secy. of State 1915-20); Bainbridge Colby (Secy. of State 1920-21); William McAdoo (Secy. of the Treasury 1913-18); Carter Glass (Treasury 1918-20); David F. Houston (Secy. of Agriculture 1913-20, Treasury 1920-21); William C. Redfield (Secy. of Commerce 1913-19); Joshua W. Alexander (Secy. of Commerce 1919-21). ++ 23 signed by members of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and/or Herbert Hoover’s cabinet: 2 signed by John W. Weeks (Secy. of War under Harding and Coolidge, 1921-25, one with “Aug 10 1925” date); 2 signed by A. W. Mellon (as Secretary of the Treasury under Harding, 1921-23); 1 by Henry Wallace (Secretary of Agriculture, dated “3/9/21”); Albert B. Fall (Harding’s first Secretary of the Interior, famous for the Teapot Dome scandal in which he took bribes in return for leases to drill for oil); John G. Sargent (Coolidge’s 3rd Attorney-General 1925-29); Dwight D. Davis (Secy. of War 1925-29); William M. Jardine (Secy. of Agriculture 1925-29); 3 signed by James J. Davis (Secy. of Labor 1921-30, under Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, one with “Nov. 11-29” date); William Doak (Secy. of Labor 1930-33); Patrick J. Hurley (Secy. of War 1929-33); Edwin Denby (Secy. of the Navy 1923-24); Curtis D. Wilbur (Navy Secretary, 1924-29); C. F. Adams (Secy. of the Navy, 1929-33); Howard M. Gore (Secy. of Agriculture 1924-25); Arthur M. Hyde (Secy. of Agriculture 1929-33); Roy O. West (Secretary of the Interior during the last months of Coolidge’s Presidency); Ray Wilbur (Secy. of the Interior under Hoover, 1929-33); William D. Mitchell (Attorney General 1929-33); and Robert P. Lamont (Secretary of Commerce 1929-32). Very good to near fine, many have pencil to lower edge or to verso, some versos have adhesive or paper remnants.
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