R. H. Ward recommends R. L. Smith to President Roosevelt. Smith,
an African American, earned the respect of every member of the
Texas legislature and worked effectively across political party
lines. Ward endorses Smith's "honesty and capacity."
Employment references; African American politicians; Race relations; Texas; Texas. Legislature; Republican Party (Tex.); Democratic Party (Tex.); Smith, R. L.
President Roosevelt often receives letters like the one enclosed
by Booker T. Washington. He has been assured that all the African
Americans in office are personally against him, but all of those
statements are specifically contradicted at the same time.
Roosevelt will not consider the Southern delegates for any
appointments. His real concern is the inability to know the
character of the men, "particularly the colored men," who hold
offices in the South.
African Americans--Politics and government; African American politicians; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Race relations; Southern States
Francis Bennett Williams discusses the selection and appointment of Republican Party officials in New Orleans, Louisianna. Williams recommends the removal of United States Marshall Fontelieu to be replaced by Victor Loisel and for the removal of Registrar of the United States Land Office, Walter Louis Cohen.
Republican National Convention; African American politicians; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; United States marshals--Selection and appointment; Louisiana--New Orleans; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904