Nagel, Charles (ON HOLD)

1926 ALS by Taft's Secretary of Commerce and Labor, last to hold that position

Price: $30.00

Description:
(1849-1940) Texas-born St. Louis lawyer and politician, Secretary of Commerce and Labor 1909-13 (Taft) Studied law at Washington University graduating in 1872. Elected to the Missouri House of Representatives 1881-83, president of the St. Louis City Council 1893-97, taught law at St. Louis Law School 1885-1909, member of the GOP National Committee 1908-12. He was a corporate lawyer for Adolphus Busch when President Taft tapped him as Secretary of Commerce and Labor, the last person to serve in the post before it was separated into 2 cabinet positions. While heading the Department, Nagel made it more accessible to the needs of businessmen while also expanding the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. He was a founder of the United States Chamber of Commerce. After his time in the cabinet, Nagel returned to the practice of law. His first wife was Fannie Brandeis (d. 1889), sister of Louis D. Brandeis. ALS on 6 3/4 x 5 "19 Lenox Place/Saint Louis" letterhead, June 19 1926, to a Philadelphia collector, sending his requested autograph.

Condition: Very good, one center fold, slight spot on "l" in signature
Type:letter






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