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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Luke Wright

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04279 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Cincinnati, Ohio Type: Typed letter signed Date: 2 March 1900 Pagination: 5 p. ; 15.2 x 23.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Urges recipient to accept appointment as President of the Philippine Commission. Written on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit letterhead.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930
Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward)., 1846-1922

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Spanish American WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAustralia and Pacific IslandsGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyPresident

Sub Era: Empire Building

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