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    Rare And Important Autograph Book Signed By 100's Of Prominent United States Personalities Including Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Politicians, Suffragettes, Entertainers, And More! Amazing autograph book assembled by James Alexander Semple, the author of "Representative Women of Colorado", published in 1911. Semple was President of the Alexander Publishing Co. in Denver, Co. That book contained information about 500 prominent women who attained social stature in Colorado in the early 20th Century. His next venture was to publish another book "Representative Women of America" dedicated to prominent women of the first quarter of the 20th Century. He sent out questionnaires to prominent women asking for a biographical sketch of each one for the publication. While this process was going on he assembled this autograph book signed by many prominent citizens of the country wishing him luck on his venture. It's basically a "Who's Who" of prominent people. The leather bound book measures 11.5" x 8.5" x 2", and was assembled and given to Helen Loring Grenfell, who was a friend of Semple as well as being a Suffragette and Colorado's Superintendent of public instruction. Included are President's William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and all four first Ladies. Supreme Court Justices Holmes, Stone, Brandeis, Sanford and Butler. Over 100 Senators and 15 Governors, including Alfred Smith. Other prominent people include Helen Keller, former First Lady Mary Lord Harrison, author Ida Tarbell, Singer Sophie Tucker, artist of the Campbell Soup Kids Grace Drayton (With sketch), artist Georgia O'Keefe, Vice President Charles Dawes, radio stars Amos and Andy, artist Howard Chandler Christy (With sketch), politician Alton Parker and so many more. The book has some soiling to some of the pages, the leather binding has minimal edge wear, overall fine. Certainly ranks as one of the best 20th Century autograph books we have ever had the pleasure to offer. Please see the extended description field on our website for a more detailed list.

    More Information: Supreme Court Justices

    Taft, William H. - Chief Justice
    McReynolds, James Clark
    Sanford, Edward Terry
    Brandeis, Louis
    Sutherland, George
    Butler, Pierce
    Stone, Harlan F.
    Van Devanter, W.
    Holmes, Oliver Wendell

    Senators

    Ashurst, Henry F. - Senator, Arizona
    Bayard, Thomas F - Senator, Delaware
    Blease, Coleman L. - Senator, South Carolina
    Borah, William - Senator, Idaho (Died before the end of the term)
    Boussard, Edwin S. - Senator, Louisiana
    Bratton, Sam G. - Senator, New Mexico
    Bruce, William Cabell - Senator, Maryland
    Butler, William - Senator, Massachusetts
    Cameron, Ralph H. - Senator, Arizona
    Capper, Arthur - Senator, Kansas
    Caraway, Thaddeus - Senator, Arkansas
    Caraway, Thaddeus - Senator, Arkansas
    Copeland, Royal S. - Senator New York
    Couzens, James J. - Senator, Michigan
    Cummings, Albert B. - Senator, Iowa (Died 55 days after autograph)
    Curtis, Charles - Senator, Kansas (Also, VP 1929-1933)
    Deneen, Charles, S. - Senator Illinois
    Dill, Clarence C. - Senator, Washington
    DuPont, Thomas Coleman - Senator, Delaware
    Edge, Walter E. - Senator, New Jersey
    Edwards, Edward I. -Senator, New Jersey
    Ernst, Richard P. - Senator, Kentucky
    Fernald, Bert M. Senator, Maine (died a few months later on 8/23/26)
    Fess, Simeon D. - Senator Ohio
    Fletcher, Duncan U. - Senator, Florida
    Frazier, Lynn - Senator, North Dakota
    George, Walter F. - Senator, Georgia
    Gerry, Peter G. - Senator, Rhode Island
    Gille, Fredrick H. - Senator, California
    Glass, Carter - Senator, Virginia
    Goff, Guy D. - Senator, West Virginia
    Goodling, Frank - Senator Idaho
    Green, Frank L. - Senator, Vermont
    Hale, Fredrick - Senator, Maine
    Hardy, Guy U - Congressman, Colorado
    Harreld, John W. - Senator, Oklahoma
    Harris, William J. - Senator, Georgia
    Harrison, Pat - Senator, Mississippi (former Congressman)
    Heflin, J. Thomas - Senator, Alabama
    Howell, Robert B. - Senator, Nebraska
    Johnson, Hiram - Senator, California
    Jones, Abdruieus, A - Senator, New Mexico
    Jones, Wesley L. - Senator, Washington
    Kendrick, John B. - Senator, Wyoming
    King, William H. - Senator, Utah
    LaFollette, Robert M. Jr. - Senator, Wisconsin (committed suicide in 1953)
    Lenroot, Irving L. - Senator, Alabama
    Longworth, Nicholas - Speaker of the House
    Mayfield, Earle B. - Senator, Texas
    McKeller, Kenneth - Senator, Tennessee
    McKinley, William B. - Senator, Illinois (Died before the end of term)
    McLean, George P. - Senator, Connecticut
    McMaster, William H. - Senator, South Dakota (former Governor)
    McNavy, Charles L. - Senator, Oregon
    Means, Rice W, - Senator, Colorado
    Metcalf, Jesse H. - Senator, Rhode Island
    Moses, George H. - Senator, New Hampshire
    Nelly, Matthew M. Senator, West Virginia
    Norbeck, Peter - Senator, South Dakota
    Norris, George W. - Senator, Nebraska
    Nye, Gerald - Senator, North Dakota
    Oddie, Tasker L. - Senator, Nevada
    Overman, Lee S. - Senator, North Carolina
    Pepper, George Warton - Senator, Pennsylvania
    Phipps, Lawrence C - Senator, Colorado
    Pine, William B. - Senator, Oklahoma
    Pittman, Key - Senator, Nevada
    Porter, H. Dale - Senator, Vermont
    Randell, Joseph E. - Senator, Louisiana
    Reed, David, A - Senator, Pennsylvania
    Reed, James A. - Senator, Missouri
    Robinson, Arthur R. - Senator, Indiana
    Robinson, Joe T. - Senator Arkansas
    Sackett, Fredric M. - Senator, Kentucky
    Schall, Thomas D. - Senator, Minnesota (Blind)
    Sheppard, Morris - Senator, Texas
    Shipstead, Henrik - Senator, Minnesota
    Shortridge, Samuel M. - Senator, California
    Simmons, Furnifold M. - Senator, North Carolina
    Smith, Ellison D. - Senator, South Carolina
    Smoot, Reed - Senator, Utah
    Stanfield, Robert N. - Senator, Oregon
    Steck, Daniel F. - Senator, Iowa
    Stephens, H. D. (Herbert) Senator, Mississippi
    Swanson, Claude - Senator, Virginia (Also, secretary of Navy)
    Taylor, Edward T. - Congressman, Colorado
    Timberlake, Charles Bateman- Congressman, Colorado
    Trammell, Park - Senator, Florida
    Tyson, Lawrence D. - Senator, Tennessee
    Underwood, Oscar W. - Senator, Alabama
    Vaile, William - Congressman, Colorado
    Wadsworth, James W. - Senator, New York
    Walsh, Thomas J. - Senator, Montana
    Warren, Francis, E. - Senator, Wyoming (also first Governor of Wyoming
    Waterman, Charles W. - Senator, Colorado
    Watson, James E. - Senator Indiana
    Weller, Ovington E. - Senator, Maryland
    Wheeler, Burton K. - Senator, Ohio
    Williams, George H. - Senator Missouri
    Willis, Frank B. - Senator, Ohio (Died in office)
    Woodbridge, N. Ferris - Senator, Michigan (Died in office)

    Governor's Signatures

    Byrd, Harry F.
    Carlton, Doyle E. - Florida
    Donahey, Vic - Ohio
    Fuller, Alan T. - 50th Gov. Mass.
    Graves, Bibb - Alabama
    Hardman, Lamartine G. - Georgia
    Horton, Henry H. - Tennessee
    Morley, Clarence J. -24th governor of CO. Sent to prison for fraud
    Ross, Nellie Tayloe-14th Gov. of Wyoming 1925-1927(1st woman governor)
    Sampson, Flem D. - Kentucky
    Smith, Alfred- 42nd governor of NY Lost 1928 presidential race
    Stearns, Clark Daniel, 9th Gov. Samoa & US naval captain
    White, Frank - North Dakota governor and US Treasurer (1921-1928)

    1926 Presidential Cabinet

    Davis, Dwight F - Sec of War
    Davis, James - Sec. of Labor
    Hoover, Herbert - Sec. of Commerce
    Jardine, William M - Sec of Agriculture
    Kellogg, Frank - Sec of State
    Mellon, Andrew W - Sec of Treasury
    New, Harry S. Postmaster General
    Sargent, John G. - Attorney General
    Wilbur, Curtis - Sec. of Navy
    Work, Hubert - Sec of Interior

    Other Personalities

    Moffett, Eleanor - Broadway performer
    Baily, Mildred - Native American jazz singer
    Lewis, Welcome - Singer
    Woodward, Adele - President National Motion Picture League
    Camp, Ruth - Female aviator
    Sanger, Margaret - Woman activist
    Roosevelt, Theodore Jr. - Son of President Theodore Roosevelt
    Gibbs, Katharine - Founder of Gibbs College
    Bryan, Mary - Wife of William Jennings Bryan
    Murrow, Mae - Film producer / actress
    Thomas. Lowell - Broadcaster
    Upton, Harriet Taylor - Author & Suffragette
    Kent, Louise - President General National Society Daughters of the Revolution
    Gabriel, Olive Stone - Suffragette & Lawyer
    Parsons, Alice - Women's rights activist
    Clemens, Clara - Daughter of Mark Twain
    Booth, Maude - Co founder Salvation Army
    Boatwright, William- 22nd Colorado Attorney General
    Ringling, John - Circus
    Davis, John - Politician & 1924 Presidential candidate
    Crothers, Rachel - Theater

    And hundreds more!


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