Miller, Nathan L.

New York lawyer for Carnegie and US Steel, 43rd Governor of New York 1921-22

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(1868-1953) New York lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of New York 1921-22. Admitted to the NY Bar in 1893, he entered politics as a Republican, and his rise in politics was strongly helped by his relationship with Andrew Carnegie and the United States Steel Corporation. Miller helped to effect the mergers that created this early mega-corporation. The merger helped Carnegie get out of the steel business and make him the richest man in the world at the time. New York State Comptroller 1901-03, state Supreme Court justice 1903-15, on its Appellate Division 1904-15, designated associate judge of the Court of Appeals 1913-15. He nominated Herbert Hoover for president at the 1920 GOP Convention. Elected Governor in 1920, served 1921-22. He instituted numerous economy measures and fashioned the law creating the New York City Transit Commission. He favored the death penalty and was against women's rights. In 1922, he was defeated for re-election by predecessor Al Smith, whom he unseated in 1920. From 1925 on he was general counsel for U.S. Steel and was active in the American Liberty League, a conservative bipartisan anti-New Deal group. In 1952 the New York State Bar Association awarded him its first gold medal for distinguished service to the legal profession. Inscribed autograph sentiment (“To…with best wishes for his success”) signed on a 3 ½ x 5 ¼ card, undated but early-mid 1940s.

Condition: Very good, light uniform toning, slightly pale corners
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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