1904 Theodore Roosevelt & Robert Shaw Oliver Signed Presidential Military Appointment (Signature Certified)

1904 Theodore Roosevelt & Robert Shaw Oliver Signed Presidential Military Appointment (Guaranteed Authentic)

Offered here is a pleasant example of an early 20th century American military appointment signed by President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War Robert Shaw Oliver, dated May 14th, 1904. In this document, President Roosevelt appoints Oliver P. Robinson to the position of First Lieutenant of Infantry. This document is in excellent condition and guaranteed to be original and authentic. This is a great opportunity to own a 116-year old museum-quality document signed by our nation’s 26th president.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Roosevelt took office as vice president in March 1901 and assumed the presidency at age 42 after McKinley was assassinated the following September. He remains the youngest person to become President of the United States. Roosevelt was a leader of the progressive movement, and he championed his "Square Deal" domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs. He made conservation a top priority and established many new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources. In foreign policy, he focused on Central America where he began construction of the Panama Canal. He expanded the Navy and sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to project the United States' naval power around the globe. His successful efforts to broker the end of the Russo-Japanese War won him the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. He avoided controversial tariff and money issues. Roosevelt was elected to a full term in 1904 and continued to promote progressive policies, many of which were passed in Congress. He groomed his close friend William Howard Taft to successfully succeed him in the 1908 presidential election. Roosevelt eventually grew frustrated with Taft's brand of conservatism and belatedly tried to win the 1912 Republican nomination for president. He failed and founded the so-called "Bull Moose" Party which called for wide-ranging progressive reforms. He ran on this platform in the 1912 election and the split allowed the Democratic nominee Woodrow Wilson to win the election. Following his defeat, Roosevelt led a two-year expedition to the Amazon basin where he nearly died of tropical disease. During World War I, he criticized Wilson for keeping the country out of the war with Germany, and his offer to lead volunteers to France was rejected. He considered running for president again in 1920, but his health continued to deteriorate, and he died in 1919. Roosevelt is often regarded by historians as one of our nation’s best presidents.

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This document will be housed in a hard plastic, archival quality, protective sleeve.


Document: 18 x 15 inches. Protective sleeve: 22 x 20 inches.  


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