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William Howard Taft, George Sutherland, Utah, George M. Hanson, consular service, Mr. Robinson
The document is a handwritten letter from President Taft to the Assistant Secretary of State regarding the appointment of Utah men Robinson and George M. Hanson to the consular service.
William Howard Taft
Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson
Folder 1-15, Document 2
Washington, D. C.
The White House
[April 2, 1912]
[Senator Sutherland is very much interested in having George M. Hanson appointed to the consular service. He took the examination yesterday. The Senator says that Hanson has been with him as secretary for seven years and is a most capable and faithful man. I am very anxious to secure what the Senator wishes and I hope you will give your personal attention to this matter and do everything consistent with the parties interest to see that Hanson has a fair show.]
[There is another man from Utah, named Robinson, also capable. I have not the slightest objection to giving two appointments to Utah if the applicants are fit.]
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Taft, William Howard, "Letter From William Howard Taft to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, April 2, 1912" (1912). Other Correspondence. 220.