30th President. Partly-printed document signed “Calvin Coolidge” AS PRESIDENT, 16×20, January 24, 1927. President Coolidge appoints Francis Horton Pope as “…Assistant to the Quartermaster General, with the rank of Brigadier General…in the Regular Army of the United States…”, countersigned by Dwight F. Davis as Secretary of War, and Robert C. Davis as Major General. (Note: Dwight F. Davis is best remembered as the founder of the tennis Davis Cup, which he played in the very first match; and as the donor of the cup that bears his name.) Blue Seal at lower left.
Highly attractive document. In very good condition, lightly affixed to mat board, slight creasing. Truly special autographed Presidential appointment.
Francis Horton Pope (1876-1971) is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his service during World War 1. As Chief of the Motor Transport Service, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Pope developed a national organization for the operation and maintenance of the motor transport of American Expeditionary Forces, and as Deputy Chief, Motor Transport Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, was largely instrumental in further developing and applying this organization, thereby rendering exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service to the United States.