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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: State Department Appointment Document Signed as President.
    -April 3, 1940. Washington D.C. One page. 23" x 19", with original transmittal tube.
    -One very slight tear to the seal, else very fine.

    A fine appointment document naming Hugh Gladney Grant of Alabama as "Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary" to Thailand. Boldly signed by President Roosevelt and by the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull. Affixed with a large paper seal of the United States. Grant entered the foreign service as United States Minister to Albania, 1935-1939, and served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Thailand, 1940. In August 1941, Grant resigned as United States Minister to Thailand, then facing occupation by Japanese armed forces.

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