Large partially printed document appointing Maurice Pasquet Vice Consul of the United States of America at Havre France.
In testimony Whereof, I, Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State of the Unite States of America have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of hew Department of State to be affixed.
Done at City of Washington twenty-second day of June, 1927, 151st year of Independence.
Nice large red seal LL corner. Signature at bottom.
Back has French stamp ‘MINISTÈRE des AFFAIRES ETRANGÈRES Service du Protocol’ (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Protocol Section), with signature ___ Zarré.
Document has vertical fold down middle, as well as crease left hand side. Stain bottom LL, below seal, as well as back.
Printed on thick paper.
15 ¾” X 13”
Frank Billings Kellogg (1856–1937) was an American lawyer, politician and statesman who served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secretary of State. He co-authored the Kellogg–Briand Pact, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929.
Kellogg was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate from Minnesota in 1916 and served from March 4, 1917 to March 4, 1923 in the 65th, 66th, and 67th Congresses. During the ratification battle for the Treaty of Versailles, he was one of the few Republicans who supported ratification. He lost his re-election bid in 1922. He was a delegate to the Fifth International Conference of American States at Santiago, Chile in 1923, and served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Britain from 1924 to 1925.
He was United States Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Calvin Coolidge 1925–1929. In 1928, he was awarded the Freedom of the City in Dublin, Ireland and in 1929 the government of France made him a member of the Legion of Honour.
As Secretary of State, he was responsible for improving US–Mexican relations and helping to resolve the long-standing Tacna–Arica controversy between Peru and Chile. His most significant accomplishment however was the Kellogg–Briand Pact, signed in 1928. Proposed by its other namesake, French foreign minister Aristide Briand, the treaty intended to provide for "the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy." He was awarded the 1929 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition.
Pasquet, Maurice — of New York. U.S. Vice Consul in Paris, 1932; Dairen, 1938; U.S. Consul in Rabat, 1947. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.