Theodore Roosevelt Signed Appointment Document, 1900 Governor of New York. JSA
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
Offered here is an official document signed by Theodore Roosevelt as Governor of New York in 1900. The appointment names “Jose Ramon Fernandez Savage of the City of San Juan in the Island of Puerto Rico” Commissioner of Deeds and Records in New York State (similar to a Notary Public).
Roosevelt’s long, full-name autograph is presented in the lower right in black ink and remains as bold and dark as the day he signed. The document measures 11 ½ x 17 ½ and is also countersigned by New York Secretary of State John T. McDonough.
We obviously have a penchant for Presidential memorabilia, especially Roosevelt, as one of the most popular subjects in the hobby. But what makes this even more special to us is that it was signed during his time as Governor of New York just months before the 1900 Presidential election when Teddy was incumbent President William McKinley’s running mate. Ironically, the powerful Republicans of New York State forced McKinley to make Roosevelt his Vice President because they were unhappy with his policies as Governor and wanted him out of New York. Of course, in 1901, McKinley would be assassinated, and Roosevelt would take over in the Oval Office as the most power man in the country!
An incredible piece of New York and American history! Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from JSA.