Woodrow Wilson 1912 Autograph Letter Signed – To William F. McCombs


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28th President.  Autograph letter signed “Faithfully yours, Woodrow Wilson”, June 13, 1912, 4.75×6.5, Princeton, New Jersey stationery, to William F. McCombs, in full:

This will introduce to you my cousin, James Woodrow of S. Carolina, who generously wishes you to use him in any way in which he can serve.

Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope.

In excellent condition.  A great example from less than 2 weeks before Wilson would earn the Democratic nomination for President.

William Frank McCombs (December 26, 1876 – February 22, 1921) was a lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1912 through 1916.  He graduated from Princeton University in 1898 and obtained an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1901. He was associated with the law firm of McCombs & Ryan in New York City.  McCombs helped Woodrow Wilson become the Governor of New Jersey and then managed Wilson’s successful campaign for the 1912 Democratic presidential nomination. Once nominated, Wilson made him chairman of the DNC and essentially his “campaign manager.” Later, McCombs came to oppose Wilson’s style and use of power.  In poor health, McCombs died in Greenwich, Connecticut on February 22, 1921, leaving behind an incomplete memoir, which was published as Making Woodrow Wilson President. He was buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.