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Invitation to a "Complimentary Dinner to the Secretary of the Navy (Edwin Denby) of the United States. Detroit Board of Commerce Saturday, April Thirtieth Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-One" and including an autographed photo of Edwin Denby.

Detroit 1921 Tipped in signed photo of Denby 9.5 x 6.75 in a cream colored folder of heavy paper 14 x 11, folder has the "Complimentary Dinner . . . " printed on the front and an insert which has the photo, printed menu and tipped-in list which names the members of the various committees: reception, arrangements, invitations, dinner, music and decoration. Covers soiled, spotted, creased, rubbing, lacking the ties which held the invitation together, spine splitting, tear at one of the "tie holes," ink spotting on the interior section (from when Denby signed his photo), committee list creased. Some of the members of the reception committee: Henry Ford, Henry M. Leland, Richard P. Joy, Henry B. Joy, Albert Kahn, John C. Lodge, Mayor James Couzens, Gov. Alexander Groesbeck. Four years after graduating from the University of Michigan's law school, Denby enlisted in the Navy in 1898 and was assigned to the U.S. Yosemite during the duration of the Spanish American War. He returned to practice law, became a congressman and then Secretary of the Navy under Warren G. Harding, 1921-23 and Calvin Coolidge, 1923-24.


Book Id: 98-0267

Price: $65.00

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