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Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) to John G. Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03804.38 Author/Creator: Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter Date: 29 March 1905 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.7 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Taft as Secretary of War but not signed, to retired Rear Admiral Walker as President of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Typed copy of Taft's letter to Walker. By direction of President Roosevelt, Taft is asking for the resignation of each member of the canal commission. The resignations are to take effect at the pleasure of the president. Says the president asks for the resignations so he can reorganize the board. Wants him to communicate this request to Governor George Whitefield Davis, the first military governor of the Panama Canal Zone.

People: Walker, John

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

Subjects: MississippiProgressive EraNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaGovernment and CivicsPresidentCanalsPanama CanalInfrastructure

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