The Bureau of Standards was based on a report and bill drafted by this noted University of Chicago physicist; the bill passed in 1901, and Stratton became its first director, a position he held until 1923, turning the fledgling organization into a reknowned research center; he then capped off his career as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1923-30). Item #20954
Partly-printed ADS, 1p, 6½" X 2 3/4", Washington, DC, 1923 July 18. Near fine. Usual perforated cancellation, not affecting signature. Check drawn on The Riggs National Bank, with handsome engraved vignette at left, made out to C.G. Peters in the amount of thirty dollars. Bold and handsome.