1908 New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes Charges a District Attorney with Jury Tampering

1908 New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes Charges a District Attorney with Jury Tampering
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Description: Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) signed this part-printed document announcing the removal of William Travers Jerome as District Attorney of New York County while Hughes was serving as Governor of New York (1907-1910). Jerome (1859-1934) was brought up on charges filed by William F. King and I. Blum, who represented a committee of stockholders of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company. The charges included neglect of duty and juror bribery, though they were eventually dismissed by Governor Hughes because the accusations could not be proven. Jerome went on to serve as DA until 1909, during which time he famously prosecuted Harry Kendall Thaw for the murder of Stanford White.
 
Charles Evans Hughes served as Governor of New York and Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court before running for president in 1916. He later served as U. S. Secretary of State and, from 1930-1941, Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.
 
There is a blue star paper seal of the city of Albany at the lower left corner and a vignette of the New York state seal at the top of the document.
 
Document measures: 16” x 10 ½” and is also signed by Robert Greer[?], the Secretary to the Governor. Item #A01064.
 
Condition: Fold lines, scattered light soil, overall in very good condition with a large, bold signature.