William Howard Taft (1857-1930) 27th President. 15 ¼” x 19 ¼” vellum partially printed document signed, Washington, June 28, 1909. The document is an appointment of Edwrd McCauling as “Lieutenant Commander in the Army”. It has been counter-signed by the acting Secretary of the Navy and the blue seal is present. Taft’s signature is a little faded, but legible.