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Art ➔ Inscribed Photograph, Ogden L. Mills, Secretary Of The Treasury

A photograph taken in 1932 by Harris & Ewing and inscribed in ink: To Ferry Heath from his friend Ogden L. Mills

Note: Ogden L. Mills was secretary of the Treasury from February 12, 1932, until March 5, 1933. Under the provisions of the original Federal Reserve Act, the Treasury secretary was ex-officio chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Mills was born in 1884 in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from Harvard University in 1904 and Harvard Law School in 1907. Mills became active in Republican Party politics in New York and was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912, 1916, and 1920.  He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1912 but won election to the New York state senate in 1914. He resigned in 1917 to enlist in the US Army. During World War I, he served as a captain.

DETROIT, Michigan - May 27, 1939 - Ferry K. Heath, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Hooveradministration, died in a Detroit hospital today after a long illness.  He was 62 years old.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 23, 1876, he served as a Major overseas with the 330th Field Artillery during the World War. Mr. Heath became Assistant Treasurer of the Republican National Committee during the Presidential campaign of 1928.  President Hoover appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1929.

Wooden frame, glass, backing and paper photograph
14"" h 10"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Tinkham, Mrs. Frederick
Harris And Ewing

Tinkham, Mrs. Frederick

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.

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