HE WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR "THE RENUCIATION OF WAR AS AN INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL POLICY"
Frank Billings Kellogg (1856-1937) Signed Card, "Frank B. Kellogg", 3.5 x 2.25, by the 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. In 1908, he was appointed to lead the federal prosecution against Union Pacific Railroad, under the Sherman Antitrust Act. His most important case was Standar Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, 221 U.S. 1 (1911). Following this successful prosecution, he was elected president of the American Bar Association (1912–1913). In 1916, Kellogg was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate from Minnesota and served from March 4, 1917 to March 4, 1923. He was Ambassador to Great Britain (1924-25) and President Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of State (1925-29). 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. This large, bold, ink signature is in fine condition, with age toning to card.