President Grover Cleveland Appoints "Winfield S. Schley" U.S. Navy Commodore, Future Spanish-American War Hero
GROVER CLEVELAND (1837-1908). 22nd and 24th President of the United States.
Sept. 25, 1888-Dated, Partially-Printed Document, Naval Appointment Signed, "Grover Cleveland" as President of the United States, 1 page, measuring 15.75" x 21", on Vellum, Washington, DC, Extremely Fine. Cleveland appoints the future Spanish-American War Hero Winfield Schley as the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in the Navy with the rank of Commodore. The original bold blue Embossed Paper Seal is fully present and intact. Signed at the conclusion by Cleveland in a bold dark ink his outstanding signature measuring 2-3/8" long. Cosigned by the Secretary of the Navy, David B. Harmony. Normal storage and/or mailing folds, one natural tiny hole at the lower vertical centerfold well away from the text or signature, well printed and clean. This rare impressive Presidential Document features bright paper and a fresh appearance. Perfect for display and exceedingly Rare Appointment of a U.S. Navy Commodore. In 1898, Winfield Scott Schley was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and the hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War, who brought about the complete destruction of the Spanish fleet, ensured the independence of Cuba from Spanish rule, and resulting in the Spanish-American War coming to a quick close.
WINFIELD S. SCHLEY (1839-1911) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and the hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Commanding of the armored cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn during the battle, his quick thinking resulted in the complete destruction of the Spanish fleet, ensured the independence of Cuba from Spanish rule, and brought the Spanish-American War to a quick close.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837-June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 22nd and 24th president of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. Cleveland is the only president in American history to serve two nonconsecutive terms in office. He won the popular vote for three presidential elections-in 1884, 1888, and 1892-and was one of two Democrats (followed by Woodrow Wilson in 1912) to be elected president during the era of Republican presidential domination dating from 1861 to 1933.
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