Herbert Hoover Document Signed as President – RARE Cabinet Appointment – William Doak as Secretary of Labor

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** CABINET APPOINTMENT **

31st President.  Document signed “Herbert Hoover” AS PRESIDENT, 16×20, December 8, 1930, appointment of “…William N. Doak of Virginia, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Secretary of Labor…”.  Countersigned by Henry Stimson as Secretary of State.  Seal at lower left.

William Nuckles Doak (December 12, 1882 – October 23, 1933) was an American labor leader. He was the Vice-President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and served as Secretary of Labor.

The document reads in full:

To all who shall see these presents, Greeting:
Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of William N. Doak of Virginia, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Secretary of Labor, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office, with all the powers, privileges and emoluments to the same of right appertaining, unto him the said Willian N. Doak, during the pleasure of the President of the United States, for the time being.
The testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this eighth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty fifth.
In good condition, with overall toning, discoloration to the top 1/5 of the document, folds.