February 7, 1906 · Washington, D.C.
President Roosevelt appoints Henry B. Soule as Lieutenant in the Navy. Charles J. Bonaparte (1851 - 1921), Roosevelt's Secretary of the Navy from 1905 - 1906 and Attorney General from 1906-1909, was a grandson of Jérôme - Napoléon Bonaparte, brother of the Emperor. Henry Bishop Soule was a direct descendant of George Soule, a passenger on the Mayflower and a signer of the Mayflower Compact." (Inventory #: 61004)