|Object Name||Certificate, Achievement|
|Collection||Dr. Gerald D. Timmons Collection|
|Object Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Parent Object Number||FIC09.208.1|
|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|
Acid burn along edges of piece.
"14" handwritten on the verso
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:"