Recollections Of A Newspaperman; A Record Of Life And Events In California by Frank Aleamon Leach

Recollections Of A Newspaperman; A Record Of Life And Events In California

byFrank Aleamon Leach

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI OFFICIAL LIFE IN WASHINGTON Appointed Director of the Mint--Interesting Incidents Attending the Production of the New Gold Coinage--Important Transfer of Gold Coin--How an ExSenator Was Victimized--The Close of President Roosevelt's Term of Office--Retirement from the Service and Return to California. In July, 1907, the year following the great fire, George E. Roberts, Director of the Mint at Washington, resigned from the position and the place thus made vacant was tendered me. I accepted the appointment and thus became a bureau chief in the Treasury Department. The acceptance of the office necessitated my resignation of the superintendency of the San Francisco mint. Having entered upon the duties of Superintendent August 1, 1897, and resigned September 19, 1907, I had held the office for a trifle over ten years, which was a longer service by several years than ever before given by one man to the superintendency. I was becoming tired of bearing the very great responsibilities of the office and was thinking seriously of resigning when I received the offer of being made chief of the mint bureau. As the duty of the new position carried no financial responsibilities with it, the appointment afforded the release from those I had longed to shake off. When it became known that I was to resign the San Francisco position, the San Francisco bankers paid me a very great compliment in the shape of a set of resolutions, especially thanking me for services rendered the banking world after the fire, adopted by their association. The resolutions were engrossed in magSketch by the author of an adobe house still standing near Pleasanton, Alameda County. This is a type of domiciles built in Ialifornia by the Spanish and exicaus before the American occupation. Th...

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Title:Recollections Of A Newspaperman; A Record Of Life And Events In CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798097X

ISBN - 13:9780217980975

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