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Object/Catalog Number FIC09.208.13
Object Name Certificate, Achievement
Collection Dr. Gerald D. Timmons Collection
Object Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Parent Object Number FIC09.208.1
Condition Good
Number of images 1.0
Scope & Content Part of a group of certificates.
Title US Department of Health, Education and Welfare certificate - 1956
Year Range from 1956.0
Year Range to 1956.0
Caption US Department of Health, Education and Welfare certificate
Condition Notes Acid burn along edges of piece.
Some stains
"14" handwritten on the verso
Notes Words on certificate:

"The / President / of / The United States of America / To all who shall see these presents, greeting: / Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity / and abilities of Gerald D. Timmons, I do / appoint Him Dental Director in the / Reserve Corps of the / Public Health Service / U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare / to rank as such from the fourteenth day of March, nineteen / hundred and fifty-six. This Officer will therefore carefully and diligently / discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and preforming all / manner of things thereunto belonging. / And I do strictly charge and require those Officers and other personnel of lesser / rank to render such obedience as is due an officer of this grade and position. And / this Officer is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from timit to time, as / may be given by me, or the future President of the United States of America, or other / Superior Officers acting in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. / This commission is to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of / the United States of America, for the time being, under the provisions of these Public / Laws relating to Commissioned Officers of the / Public Health Service / Done at the City of Washington, this thirteenth day of November, / in the year of our Lord on thousand nine hundred and Fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-first. / By the President:"