January 26th Rare Autograph & Book Auction
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President William Howard Taft Signed Naval Appointment 1911 Partly-printed document signed "Wm H Taft" as President, 15" x 17" on vellum, Washington, December 30, 1911. A beautifully engraved naval commission issued to Richard Bill as "Lieutenant junior grade in the Navy." Countersigned by Acting Secretary of the Navy Burton Winthrop. Top and bottom ornately engraved with nautical scenes. In fine condition.

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position he held until a month before his death.

With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA.

William Howard Taft Naval Appointment
William Howard Taft Naval Appointment
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $369.00
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

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