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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Herbert Parsons re: endorsement of Jacob M. Dickinson for Attorney General

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03509 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Cincinnati, Ohio Type: Typed letter signed Date: 24 December 1908 Pagination: 1 p. 22 x 14 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as President-elect. With autograph postscript. Dicksinson served 1909-11 as Taft's Secretary of War.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsElectionPoliticsLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

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