LIBERIA: Appointment

Suppose that U. S. President Coolidge should send a Negro as U. S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's? President Coolidge, prudent, did no such thing last week; but he did appoint a Negro, William T. Francis of St. Paul, as U. S. Minister to the Free & Independent Republic of Liberia.

At Monrovia, Liberian capital, it became known last week that Mr. Francis had been for 19 years employed as a legal assistant for the Northern Pacific railroad. In 1924 he was chairman of the Colored Division of the Republican National...

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