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Letter from Sebastian Kerber to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Sebastian Kerber summarizes his war record and difficulties with the Pension Board. He thanks Vice President Roosevelt for offering to look into his case, but declines as his appeal is pending.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Military pensions; Veterans--Employment; United States. Pension Bureau

Date: 1901-08-24

Letter from Henry Clay Evans to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Commissioner Evans submits statistics showing that the Bureau of Pensions is doing 37% more with with less employees.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service--Employees; Pensions; United States. Pension Bureau

Date: 1901-10-30?

Letter from Henry Clay Evans to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Commissioner Evans provides information on the number of pension claims that are pending and how many claims are being filed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pensions; United States. Pension Bureau

Date: 1901-10-30?

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler has received information and an opinion regarding Cyrus Leland. He has arranged that President Roosevelt hear this opinion when he travels to The Century next Monday. Butler recommends Roosevelt look into the record of Mr. Peters, a former representative from Kansas, regarding the situation surrounding Leland.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Patronage, Political; United States. Pension Bureau; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917; Wilson, James, 1835-1920

Date: 1901-11-01

Metcalf Has Won

Description:

General Wilder Metcalf's name has been submitted to the Senate as United States pension agent at Topeka, Kansas. Cyrus Leland had gathered considerable support for the appointment and Senator Burton's recommendation for Metcalf could be damaging politically.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas--Topeka; United States. Pension Bureau; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12-19

The Kansas Pension Agency

Description:

Review of the political wrangling and infighting over the appointment of Pension Agent at Topeka, Kansas.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas--Topeka; United States. Pension Bureau; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12-24?

The old soldiers are all right

Description:

The "old soldiers" opposed the initial appointment of Cyrus Leland as pension agent and supported the recent appointment of Wilder Stevens Metcalf as Leland's replacement.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Veterans--Political activity; Kansas; United States. Pension Bureau; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12?

Col. Metcalf's appointment

Description:

President Roosevelt made a wise decision to appoint Wilder Stevens Metcalf as pension agent in Topeka, Kansas due to the dispute between Senator Burton and the previous agent, Cyrus Leland. Metcalf will be a reliable agent but the appointment could increase infighting amongst Kansas Republicans.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas--Topeka; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Pension Bureau; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12?

A strange promotion

Description:

Commissioner Evans is clearly resigning from the Pension Bureau due to pressure on President Roosevelt from the Grand Army of the Republic. This resignation is not complimentary to the "Roosevelt backbone."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Resignation from office; United States. Pension Bureau; Grand Army of the Republic; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Evans, Henry Clay, 1843-1921; Torrance, Eli

Date: 1902-03-03?

Letter from the Grand Army of the Republic Committee on Pensions to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The Grand Army of the Republic Committee on Pensions requests that President Roosevelt appoint a new Commissioner of Pensions as a report found evidence of fraudulent practices in Pension Bureau's Medical Division.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military pensions; Veterans--Medical care; Fraud; Employees--Dismissal of; United States. Pension Bureau; Grand Army of the Republic

Date: 1902-03-20

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