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1. [OHIO] SMITH, John Armstrong, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hillsboro, Ohio, September 23, 1814; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio; served in the State house of representatives in 1841; member of the State constitutional convention of Ohio in 1850; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention of 1873; died in Hillsboro, Ohio, March 7, 1892; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery. SIGNATURE............10-15

2. THREE SIGNATURES ON SAME SHEET. (1) [NY] MAYHAM, Stephen Lorenzo, a Representative from New York; born in Blenheim, N.Y., October 8, 1826; pursued an academic course; studied law in Ithaca, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1848; superintendent of schools in Schoharie County, N.Y., 1852-1857, and supervisor 1857-1860; district attorney of Schoharie County 1859-1862; member of the State assembly in 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); judge of Schoharie County 1883-1887; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892; judge of the supreme court of New York and afterward presiding justice 1886-1896; died in Schoharie, N.Y., March 3, 1908; interment in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. [2] MORRISON, William Ralls, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm at Prairie du Long, near the present town of Waterloo, Monroe County, Ill., September 14, 1824; attended the common schools and McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill.; served in the war with Mexico; went to California with the gold seekers in 1849, but returned to Illinois in 1851; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Waterloo, Ill.; clerk of the circuit court of Monroe County, Ill., 1852-1854; member of the State house of representatives 1854-1860, 1870, and 1871, and served as speaker in 1859 and 1860; organized and was colonel of the Forty-ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; while in command of his regiment in the field was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate in 1864 for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress and in 1866 for election to the Fortieth Congress; continued the practice of law in Waterloo, Ill.; elected to the Forty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-fourth, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Lands (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Forty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1856, 1868, 1884, and 1888; also a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; appointed in 1887 by President Cleveland a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission; reappointed by President Harrison on January 5, 1892, and served from March 22, 1887, to December 31, 1897; was chairman of the commission from March 19, 1892, to the end of his term; resumed the practice of law in Waterloo, Monroe County, Ill., and died there September 29, 1909; interment in Waterloo Cemetery. ON THE BACKSIDE IS SIGNATURE OF: [KY] TURNER, Thomas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., September 10, 1821; attended the Richmond Academy, and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in September 1840; studied law at the Transylvania Law School, Lexington, Ky.; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Richmond, Ky.; Commonwealth attorney 1845-1846; served in the Mexican War as a private in Captain Stone's company of Col. Roger Hanson's regiment; moved to Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., in November 1854 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1863; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Mount Sterling, Ky., on September 11, 1900; interment in Macpelah Cemetery.............20-30

3. [PENN] GETZ, James Lawrence, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., September 14, 1821; pursued an academic course; one of the founders of the Reading Gazette in 1840; purchased the Jefferson Democrat and merged the two papers under the name of the Reading Gazette and Democrat, disposing of his interests in 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 but never practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1856 and 1857 and served as speaker of the house during the latter year; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; again engaged in the newspaper business; city comptroller of Reading, Pa., from 1888 until his death in that city December 25, 1891; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. SIGNATURE partly toned............10-15

4. [PENN] HOCH, Daniel Knabb, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Reading, Pa., January 31, 1866; attended the public schools; served a printing apprenticeship on a Reading, Pa., newspaper; worked in various departments of a newspaper; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1901; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; controller of Berks County, Pa., 1912-1916; trustee of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church since 1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged in historical research; died in Reading, Pa., October 11, 1960; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. SIGNED CARD...............10-15

5. [VT] POLAND, Luke Potter, a Senator and a Representative from Vermont; born in Westford, Vt., November 1, 1815; attended the common schools and Jericho Academy; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in December 1836 and practiced in Morrisville, Vt.; register of probate 1839-1840; member of the State constitutional convention in 1843; prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County 1844-1845; judge of the supreme court of Vermont 1848-1860, chief justice 1860-1865, when he resigned; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob Collamer and served from November 21, 1865, to March 3, 1867; elected to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Revision of the Laws (Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-third Congresses); member, Vermont house of representatives 1878; trustee of the University of Vermont at Burlington and of the State Agricultural College; president of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury for twenty years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination; died at his country home near Waterville, Lamoille County, Vt., July 2, 1887; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt. FINE SIGNATURE.............15-20

6. [VT] WOODBRIDGE, Frederick Enoch, a Representative from Vermont; born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., August 29, 1818; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Vergennes; member of the State house of representatives in 1849, 1857, and 1858; mayor of Vergennes for five years; State auditor 1850-1852; prosecuting attorney 1854-1858; engaged in the construction of railroads; member of the State senate in 1860 and 1861 and served as president pro tempore in the latter year; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Vergennes, Vt., April 25, 1888; interment in Prospect Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE............15-20

7. [VT] MORRILL, Justin Smith, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Strafford, Orange County, Vt., April 14, 1810; attended the common schools and Thetford and Randolph Academies; a merchant's clerk in Strafford 1825-1828 and in Portland, Maine, 1828-1831; merchant in Strafford 1831-1848; engaged in agriculture and horticulture 1848-1855; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1867), when he became Senator; author of the Tariff Act of 1861 and of the land-grant bill, which bears his name; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-ninth Congress); elected as a Union Republican to the United States Senate in 1866; reelected as a Republican in 1872, 1878, 1884, 1890 and 1896 and served from March 4, 1867, until his death; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-first through Forty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Forty-fifth, Forty-seventh through Fifty-second, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses); regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1883-1898; trustee of the University of Vermont 1865-1898; died in Washington, D.C., December 28, 1898; interment in the City Cemetery, Strafford, Vt. CLIP SIGNATURE. Some show thru from mounting.............15-20

8. [VT] EDMUNDS, George Franklin, a Senator from Vermont; born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., February 1, 1828; attended the common schools and was privately tutored; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Burlington, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1854-1859, serving three years as speaker; member, State senate, serving as its presiding officer in 1861 and 1862; appointed on April 3, 1866, and elected on October 24, 1866, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foote; reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886 and served from April 3, 1866, until his resignation, effective November 1, 1891; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-seventh and Forty-eight Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Forty-ninth to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-second to Forty-fifth Congresses, and Forty-seventh to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-seventh Congress); appointed a member of the Electoral Commission to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; subsequently moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he died February 27, 1919; interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt. SIGNATURE..............15-20

9. [VT] FOOT, Solomon, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vt., November 19, 1802; pursued classical studies, and graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1826; taught school 1826-1831; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Rutland, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1833, 1836-1838, serving as speaker the last two sessions; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1836; prosecuting attorney 1836-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1850; reelected as a Republican in 1856 and 1862, and served from March 4, 1851, until his death on March 28, 1866; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C.; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt. CLIP SIGNATURE.............15-20

10. [VT] WILLARD, Charles Wesley, a Representative from Vermont; born in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., June 18, 1827; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1851; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montpelier in 1853; secretary of state of Vermont 1855 and 1856; declined a reelection; member of the State senate 1860 and 1861; became editor and publisher of the Montpelier Freeman in 1861; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Montpelier; member of the commission to revise the laws of Vermont in 1879 and 1880; died in Montpelier, Vt., on June 8, 1880; interment in Green Mount Cemetery. SIGNATURE.............10-15

11. [CT] SMITH, Nathan, (brother of Nathaniel Smith and uncle of Truman Smith), a Senator from Connecticut; born in Woodbury, Conn., January 8, 1770; received a modest education; read law; admitted to the bar in 1792 and commenced the practice of his profession in New Haven, Conn.; prosecuting attorney for New Haven County 1817-1835; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1818; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Connecticut in 1825; appointed United States attorney for the district of Connecticut 1828-1829; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1833, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 6, 1835; interment in the Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn. CLIP SIGNATURE..............20-30

12. [CT] FOOT, Samuel Augustus, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Cheshire, Conn., November 8, 1780; graduated from Yale College in 1797; attended the Litchfield Law School; discontinued law studies because of ill health and engaged in the shipping trade at New Haven; returned to Cheshire in 1813 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1817-1818; elected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); member, State house of representatives 1821-1823, 1825-1826, and served as speaker 1825-1826; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); elected as Adams (later Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1833; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); elected to the Twenty-third Congress, and served from March 4, 1833, to May 9, 1834, when he resigned to become Governor of Connecticut; Governor of Connecticut in 1834-1835; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor in 1836; died in Cheshire, Conn., on September 15, 1846; interment in Hillside Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE................15-20

13. [CT] EATON, William Wallace, a Senator and a Representative from Connecticut; born in Tolland, Conn., October 11, 1816; educated in the common schools and by private instruction; moved to Columbia, S.C., and engaged in mercantile pursuits; returned to Tolland, Conn.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice; clerk of courts of Tolland County 1846-1847; member, State house of representatives 1847-1848, 1853, 1863, 1868, 1870-1871, 1873-1874; served as speaker in 1853 and 1873; member, State senate 1859; moved to Hartford, Conn., in 1851; clerk of courts of Hartford County 1851 and 1854; city attorney 1857-1858; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for United States Senator in 1860; chief judge of the city court of Hartford 1863-1864, 1867-1872; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William A. Buckingham and served from February 5, 1875, to March 3, 1875; elected for the full term beginning March 4, 1875, and served until March 3, 1881; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-sixth Congress); elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884; resumed the practice of law; died in Hartford, Conn., September 21, 1898; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE..............15-20

14. [ILL] LORIMER, William, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861; immigrated to the United States in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Michigan; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1870; self-educated; apprenticed to the trade of sign painter at the age of ten; worked in the packing houses and for a street railroad company; ward boss and constable 1886; engaged in the real estate business and later as a builder and brick manufacturer; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his resignation, effective June 17, 1909, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico (Sixty-second Congress); presented credentials as a Senator-elect to the United States Senate for the term that had commenced March 4, 1909, and served from June 18, 1909, until July 13, 1912, when, after a Senate investigation and acrimonious debate, the Senate adopted a resolution declaring "that corrupt methods and practices were employed in his election, and that the election, therefore, was invalid"; resumed his former pursuits and was president of La Salle Street Trust & Savings Bank 1910-1915; subsequently engaged in the lumber business; died in Chicago, Ill., September 13, 1934; interment in Calvary Cemetery. TSL, 1911, 1p................20-30

15. [ILL] HOPKINS, Albert Jarvis, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born near Cortland, De Kalb County, Ill., August 15, 1846; attended the public schools and graduated from Hillsdale (Mich.) College in 1870; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Aurora, Ill.; prosecuting attorney of Kane County 1872-1876; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Reuben Ellwood; reelected to the Fiftieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from December 7, 1885, to March 3, 1903; did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Fisheries (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixtieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Aurora and Chicago, Ill.; died in Aurora, Ill., August 23, 1922; interment in Spring Lake Cemetery. FINE SIGNATURE ON SENATE LETTERHEAD...............15-20

16. [ILL] MASON, William Ernest, (father of Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Franklinville, Cattaragus County, N.Y., July 7, 1850; moved with his parents to Bentonsport, Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1858; attended the Bentonsport Academy and Birmingham College 1863-1865; taught school in Bentonsport 1866-1868, and in Des Moines, Iowa, 1868-1870; studied law; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1872; admitted to the bar and commenced practice; member, State house of representatives 1879; member, State senate 1882-1885; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1903; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-seventh Congress); again resumed the practice of law in Chicago; elected to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 1921; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Ill. SIGNED CARD...............10-15

17. [ILL] THOMAS, Jesse Burgess, a Delegate from Indiana Territory and a Senator from Illinois; born in Shepherdstown, Va. (now West Virginia) in 1777; studied law in Mason County, Ky., where he also served as county clerk until 1803; moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana Territory in 1803 and practiced law; appointed deputy attorney general of Indiana Territory in 1805; member, Territorial house of representatives 1805-1808, and served as speaker 1805-1808; elected as a Delegate from Indiana Territory to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Benjamin Parke and served from October 22, 1808, to March 3, 1809; moved to Kaskasia in 1809, then to Cahokia, and later to Edwardsville, Ill.; upon the organization of Illinois Territory was appointed judge of the United States court for the northwestern judicial district 1809-1818; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1818 and served as president of that body; upon the admission of Illinois as a State into the Union in 1818 was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate; reelected as a Crawford Republican (later Adams Republican) in 1823, and served from December 3, 1818, to March 3, 1829; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1829; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1829; committed suicide at Mount Vernon, Ohio, May 2, 1853; interment in Mound View Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE...............20-30

18. [ILL] FARWELL, Charles Benjamin, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Painted Post, Steuben County, N.Y., July 1, 1823; attended Elmira Academy; moved to Illinois in 1838 and settled in Mount Morris; employed in government surveying and in farming until 1844, when he engaged in the real estate business and banking in Chicago; clerk of Cook County 1853-1861; engaged in the wholesale dry goods business; member of the State board of equalization in 1867; chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Cook County in 1868; national-bank examiner in 1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-third Congress); presented credentials as a Representative-elect to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1875, until May 6, 1876, when he was succeeded by John V. Le Moyne, who contested his election; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed mercantile pursuits; elected to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John A. Logan and served from January 19, 1887, until March 3, 1891; was not a candidate for reelection in 1891; chairman, Committee on Expenditures of Public Money (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Fifty-first Congress); resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Lake Forest, Ill., September 23, 1903; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill. CLIP SIGNATURE.................15-20

19. [ILL] ROBINSON, John McCracken, a Senator from Illinois; born near Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., April 10, 1794; attended the common schools and graduated from Transylvania University at Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar and began practice in Carmi, Ill., in 1818; judge of the State supreme court; served as general in the State militia; elected in 1830 as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John McLean; reelected in 1835 and served from December 11, 1830, to March 3, 1841; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-second Congress), Committee on Militia (Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Twenty-fourth through Twenty-sixth Congresses); elected an associate justice of the Illinois State supreme court in 1843 and served until his death two months later in Ottawa, Ill., April 25, 1843; interment in the Old Graveyard, Carmi, Ill. CLIP SIGNATURE............15-20

20. [ILL] CULLOM, Shelby Moore, (nephew of Alvan Cullom and William Cullom), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Wayne County, Ky., November 22, 1829; moved with his father to Tazewell County, Ill., in 1830; received an academic and university training; moved to Springfield, Ill., in 1853; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Springfield; elected city attorney in 1855; member, State house of representatives 1856, 1860-1861, and served as speaker of the house during the second year; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-first Congress); member, State house of representatives 1873-1874, and served as speaker in 1873; Governor of Illinois 1877-1883, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1882; reelected in 1888, 1894, 1900, and 1906 and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1913; chairman, Committee on Expenditures of Public Money (1885-87), Committee on Interstate Commerce (1887-93; 1895-1901; 1909-11), Committee on Foreign Relations (1901-11), Republican Conference Chairman (1911-13); Regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1885-1913; chairman and resident commissioner of the Lincoln Memorial Commission in 1913 and 1914; member of the commission appointed to prepare a system of laws for the Hawaiian Islands; died in Washington, D.C., January 28, 1914; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. SIGNATURE..............15-20

21. [ILL] YOUNG, Richard Montgomery, a Senator from Illinois; born in Fayette County, Ky., February 20, 1798; attended the country schools and Forest Hill Academy, Jessamine County, Ky.; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1816; member of the Kentucky Militia; moved to Illinois in 1817 and commenced the practice of law in Jonesboro; appointed captain in the Illinois Militia; member, State house of representatives 1820-1822; circuit judge of the fifth circuit 1825-1837, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States Senate; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses); member of the mission to England to negotiate a loan for the State of Illinois in 1839; associate justice of the State supreme court 1843-1847, when he resigned; appointed by President James Polk as Commissioner of the General Land Office 1847-1849; Clerk of the United States House of Representatives 1850-1851; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died November 28, 1861; interment in the Congressional Cemetery. SIGNATURE.................15-20

22. [ILL] YATES, Richard, (father of Richard Yates [1860-1936]), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., January 18, 1815; attended the common schools; moved to Illinois in 1831; graduated from Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill, in 1835; studied law at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Jacksonville, Ill.; member, State house of representatives 1842-1845, 1848-1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; Governor of Illinois 1861-1865; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1863; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-ninth and Forty-first Congresses), Committee on Territories (Fortieth Congress); appointed by President Ulysses Grant as a United States commissioner to inspect a land subsidy railroad; died suddenly in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1873; interment in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill. SIGANTURE.............20-30

23. [ILL] EWING, William Lee Davidson, a Senator from Illinois; born in Paris, Ky., August 31, 1795; pursued academic studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Shawneetown, Ill.; appointed by President James Monroe receiver of the land office at Vandalia, Ill., in 1820; brigadier general of State militia; colonel of the "Spy Battalion" during the Black Hawk War; clerk of the State house of representatives 1826-1828; member, State house of representatives 1830, and served as speaker; member, State senate 1832-1834, and was chosen president pro tempore in 1832; acting lieutenant governor 1833; Governor of Illinois in 1834 for only fifteen days; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elias K. Kane and served from December 30, 1835, to March 3, 1837; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1837; member, State house of representatives in 1838 and 1840 and at both sessions was chosen speaker; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1842; appointed auditor of public accounts 1843; died in Springfield, Ill., March 25, 1846; final interment probably in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. CLIP SIGNATURE..............20-30

24. [MO] OLIVER, Mordecai, a Representative from Missouri; born in Anderson County, Ky., October 22, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Richmond, Mo.; prosecuting attorney for the fifth judicial circuit in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); elected as a Unionist secretary of state of Missouri in 1861; resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo.; judge of the criminal court 1889-1893; moved to Springfield, Greene County, Mo., where he died April 25, 1898; interment in Hazelwood Cemetery. SIGNATURE.......10-15

25. [RI] SIMMONS, James Fowler, a Senator from Rhode Island; born on a farm near Little Compton, Newport County, R.I., September 10, 1795; attended a private school in Newport, R.I.; moved to Providence, R.I., in 1812; employed in various manufacturing concerns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts; engaged in the manufacture of yarn at Simmonsville, N.H., in 1822; moved to Johnston, R.I., in 1827 and resumed the manufacture of yarns and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1828-1841; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1847; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 and for election in 1850 to the United States Senate; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); returned to Johnston, R.I., and resumed his former pursuits; again elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1857, to August 15, 1862, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Thirty-seventh Congress); resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Johnston, R.I., July 10, 1864; interment in North End Cemetery, Providence, R.I. CLIP SIGNATURE..............15-20

26. [RI] ALDRICH, Nelson Wilmarth, (father of Richard Steere Aldrich, cousin of William Aldrich, grandfather of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and great-grandfather of John Davison Rockefeller), a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Foster, R.I., November 6, 1841; attended the public schools of East Killingly, Conn., and the Academy of East Greenwich, R.I.; entered the wholesale grocery business in Providence; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company D, First Regiment, Rhode Island National Guard, in 1862; member of the city council 1869-1874, serving as president in 1872 and 1873; member of the State house of representatives in 1875 and 1876, elected speaker in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, to October 4, 1881, when he resigned to become Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ambrose E. Burnside; reelected in 1886, 1892, 1898, and 1904, and served from October 5, 1881, to March 3, 1911; was not a candidate for reelection in 1911; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Fiftieth through Fifty-second, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Select Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Finance (Fifty-fifth through Sixty-first Congresses); chairman, National Monetary Commission (1908-1912); retired to Providence, R.I.; died in New York City, April 16, 1915; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I. CLIP SIGNATURE.............15-20

27. [RI] ANTHONY, Henry Bowen, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Coventry, R.I., April 1, 1815; attended a private school in Providence, R.I.; graduated from Brown University in 1833; editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, and afterwards became one of its owners; elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and reelected in 1850; declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed editorial pursuits; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858, reelected in 1864, 1870, 1876 and 1882, and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Providence, R.I., on September 2, 1884; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-first to Forty-third Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Thirty-seventh to Forty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Thirty-seventh to Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Forty-second and Forty-eighth Congresses); interment in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence. CLIP SIGNATURE..............15-20

28. [RI] CLARKE, John Hopkins, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Elizabeth, N.J., April 1, 1789; moved to Providence, R.I., where he studied under a private teacher; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1809; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Providence in 1812; clerk of the supreme court of Providence County in 1813; proprietor of a distillery in Cranston, R.I., until 1824, when he became a cotton manufacturer in Providence, Pontiac, and Woonsocket; member, State house of representatives 1836-1842, 1845-1847; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1853; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Providence, R.I., November 23, 1870. SIGNATURE.............15-20

29. [RI] CHACE, Jonathan, a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born at Fall River, Mass., July 22, 1829; attended the public schools and Friends' School at Providence, R.I.; moved to Central Falls, R.I.; engaged in cotton manufacturing; member, State senate 1876-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, to January 26, 1885, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Anthony; reelected in 1888 and served from January 20, 1885, to April 9, 1889, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses); president of the Phoenix National Bank of Providence, R.I., and interested in several manufacturing enterprises; died in Providence, R.I., June 30, 1917; interment in the North Burial Ground. CLIP, SIGNATURE.........15-20

30. [IND] VOORHEES, Daniel Wolsey, (father of Charles Stewart Voorhees), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, September 26, 1827; moved with his parents to Indiana in early childhood; attended the common schools of Veedersburg, Ind.; graduated from Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University at Greencastle in 1849; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Covington, Ind.; moved to Terre Haute and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; United States district attorney for Indiana 1858-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1865, to February 23, 1866, when he was succeeded by Henry D. Washburn, who contested the election; elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Oliver H.P.T. Morton; reelected in 1885 and again in 1891, and served from November 6, 1877, to March 3, 1897; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the Library (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Finance (Fifty-third Congress); died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1897; interment in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind. SIGNATURE..............15-20

31. [IND] TURPIE, David, a Senator from Indiana; born in Hamilton County, Ohio, July 8, 1828; graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1848; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Logansport, Cass County, Ind.; member, State house of representatives 1852, 1858; judge of the court of common pleas 1854-1856; judge of the circuit court 1856; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Jesse D. Bright and served from January 14 to March 3, 1863; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1872 and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives, serving as speaker 1874-1875; one of the three commissioners to revise the laws of Indiana in 1878 and 1881; United States district attorney for Indiana 1886-1887; again elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1887; reelected in 1893 and served from March 4, 1887, to March 3, 1899; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; Democratic Conference chairman 1898-1899; chairman, Committee on Census (Fifty-third Congress); retired from public life; died in Indianapolis, Ind., April 21, 1909; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.......10-15

32. [IND] BRIGHT, Jesse David, a Senator from Indiana; born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., December 18, 1812; moved with his parents to Madison, Ind., in 1820; attended the public schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind.; elected judge of the probate court of Jefferson County in 1834; United States marshal for the district of Indiana 1840-1841; member, State senate 1841-1843; lieutenant governor of Indiana 1843-1845; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1845; reelected in 1850 and 1856 and served from March 4, 1845, to February 5, 1862, when he was expelled for acknowledging Jefferson Davis as 'President of the Confederate States' and support of the rebellion; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth and Thirty-sixth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirtieth Congress), Committee on Roads and Canals (Thirty-first through Thirty third Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1863 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by his expulsion; moved to Carrollton, Ky., in 1863 and then to Covington, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1866; president of the Raymond City Coal Co., 1871-1875; moved to Baltimore in 1874; died in Baltimore, Md., May 20, 1875; interment in Greenmount Cemetery. CLIP, SIGNATURE.........20-30

33. [IND] CATHCART, Charles William, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born July 24, 1809, in Funchal, Island of Madeira, where his father was the United States consul; travelled to Spain with his parents; attended private schools; returned to the United States in 1819 and went to sea; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1830, and was a clerk in the General Land Office; moved to Indiana; justice of the peace at New Durham Township, Ind., in 1833; engaged in agricultural pursuits near La Porte, Ind., in 1837; United States land surveyor; member, State senate 1837-1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Whitcomb and served from December 6, 1852, to January 18, 1853; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died on his farm near La Porte, La Porte County, Ind., August 22, 1888; interment in Pine Lake Cemetery. CLIP ,SIGNATURE.............15-20

34. [IND] LANE, Henry Smith, a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born near Sharpsburg, Bath County, Ky., February 24, 1811; received a classical education from private tutors; studied law; admitted to the bar in Mount Sterling, Ky., in 1832 and commenced practice at Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1834; member, State senate 1837; member, State house of representatives 1838-1839; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Tilghman A. Howard; reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from August 3, 1840, to March 3, 1843; served in the Mexican War at the head of a company he had raised; rose to lieutenant colonel of the First Indiana Regiment; abandoned the profession of law and engaged in the banking business at Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1854; elected Governor of Indiana in 1860; was inaugurated January 14, 1861, and served just two days, when, by previous arrangement, he was elected to the Senate; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1867; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Thirty-ninth Congress); served as special Indian commissioner 1869-1871; commissioner for improvement of the Mississippi River in 1872; died in Crawfordsville, Ind., June 18, 1881; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. SIGNATURE........20-30

35. [IND] PRATT, Daniel Darwin, a Senator from Indiana; born in Palermo, Maine, October 26, 1813; moved to New York with his parents, who settled in Fenner, Madison County; attended the public schools and Cazenovia Seminary; graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1831; moved to Indiana in 1832 and taught school; settled in Indianapolis in 1834 and was employed in the office of the secretary of State; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Logansport, Ind., in 1836; member, State house of representatives in 1851, 1853; elected in 1868 as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress but resigned January 27, 1869, before the beginning of the congressional term, having been elected to the United States Senate; served as a Republican in the Senate from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses); appointed by President Ulysses Grant as Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1875-1876; died in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., June 17, 1877; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE...........15-20

36. [IND] HENDRICKS, William, (uncle of Thomas Andrews Hendricks), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pa., November 12, 1782; attended the common schools and graduated from Jefferson College (later Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pa., in 1810; taught school 1810-1812; studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio; admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Madison, Indiana Territory, in 1813; became a printer and owner of the second printing press set up in the Territory; proprietor of the Western Eagle; elected to the territorial legislature in 1813 and 1814, and was chosen speaker of the Assembly in 1814; territorial printer; secretary of the first State constitutional convention in 1816; upon the admission of Indiana as a State into the Union was elected to the Fourteenth Congress; reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses and served from December 11, 1816, until his resignation July 25, 1822, to become Governor; Governor of Indiana 1822-1825, when he resigned to become a Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1824; reelected in 1830 and served from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1837; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836; chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Twenty-first through Twenty-fourth Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Madison, Ind.; trustee of Indiana University at Bloomington 1829-1840; died in Madison, Ind., May 16, 1850; interment in Fairmount Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE.......20-30

1031. [MISSOURI] SULLIVAN, Leonor Kretzer, (wife of John Berchmans Sullivan), a Representative from Missouri; born Leonor Alice Kretzer, August 21, 1902, in St. Louis, Mo.; attended public and private schools; attended Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; teacher and director, St. Louis Comptometer School; served as administrative aide to her husband, John B. Sullivan, 1942-1951, and as secretary to United States Representative Irving of Missouri until May 1952, when she resigned to campaign for congressional nomination; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1977); chair, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on September 1, 1988, in St. Louis, Mo. TLS, 1975, 1p.....................10-15

1096. [NY] WOLFF, Lester Lionel, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 4, 1919; attended the public schools of New York City; student at New York University; lecturer at New York University, 1939-1941; head of marketing department of Collegiate Institute, 1945-1949; major, public relations officer, and squadron commander in the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxilliary, 1945-1950; colonel, commanding Congressional Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1968-1980; chairman of the board of Coordinated Marketing Agency, 1950-1964; member of the board of Noramco (Dugan's), 1963-1964, and of the Madison Life Insurance Co., 1963-1968; engaged in television as a moderator and producer, 1948-1960; member of the United States Trade Mission to the Philippines in 1962 and to Malaysia and Hong Kong in 1963; chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Subcommittee on Consumers Study by the House of Representatives in 1957; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); chairman, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control (Ninety-fourth through Ninety-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; chairman, Pacific Community Institute, 1984 to present; television commentator; is a resident of Great Neck, N.Y. TLS, 1977, 1 full page about his career...............15-20

1251. [MICH] NOBLE, David Addison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., November 9, 1802; attended a private school in Plainfield, Mass., and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1825; studied law in Albany and New York City; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Monroe, Mich., in 1831 and continued the practice of law; city recorder of Monroe in 1838, 1839, and 1844-1850; mayor in 1852; served two terms as alderman; member of the State house of representatives in 1847 and 1848; prosecuting attorney and probate judge of Monroe County; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; appointed manager of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad in 1858 and served four years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., October 13, 1876; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE...............15-20

1257. [MICH] UPSON, Charles, a Representative from Michigan; born in Southington, Conn., March 19, 1821; attended the district and select schools of Southington; taught school in Farmington, Conn., 1840-1842; studied law at the Yale Law School in 1844; removed to Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich., in 1845; taught school in 1846 and 1847; deputy county clerk of St. Joseph County in 1847; admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Kalamazoo, Mich.; county clerk in 1848 and 1849; prosecuting attorney 1852-1854; member of the State senate in 1855 and 1856; moved to Coldwater, Mich., in 1856 and continued the practice of law; member of the State board of railroad commissioners in 1857; attorney general of Michigan in 1861 and 1862; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Fortieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; judge of the fifteenth circuit court from 1869 until his resignation December 31, 1872; member of the commission to revise the State constitution in 1873; declined appointment as Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1876; mayor of the city of Coldwater in 1877; again a member of the State senate in 1880; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Coldwater, Mich., September 5, 1885; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. SIGNATURE................15-20

1258. [MICH] STRICKLAND, Randolph, a Representative from Michigan; born in Dansville, N.Y., February 4, 1823; attended the common schools; moved to Michigan in 1844 and taught school in Ingham County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in De Witt, Clinton County, Mich.; moved to St. Johns, Clinton County, and continued the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney for Clinton County in 1852, 1854, 1856, 1858, and 1862; member of the State senate in 1861 and 1862; provost marshal of the Sixth Congressional District 1863-1865; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1856 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of law; died in Battle Creek, Mich., May 5, 1880; interment in De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Mich. SIGNATURE...............10-15

 

1385. [SOUTH DAKOTA] MUNDT, Karl Earl, a Representative and a Senator from South Dakota; born in Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., June 3, 1900; attended the public schools of Humboldt, Pierre, and Madison, S.Dak.; graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., in 1923 and from Columbia University, New York City, in 1927; high school teacher of speech and social science in Bryant, S.Dak., 1923-1924, and superintendent of schools in Bryant 1924-1927; speech and social science teacher in General Beadle State Teachers College, Madison, S.Dak., 1927-1936; also engaged in the real estate and insurance business and in agricultural pursuits; member of the State Game and Fish Commission 1931-1937; also engaged in literary pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on December 30, 1948, having been appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Vera C. Bushfield and served from December 31, 1948, to January 3, 1949; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, 1960 and 1966 and served from December 31, 1948, to January 3, 1973; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972; died in Washington, D.C., August 16, 1974; interment in Graceland Cemetery, Madison, S.Dak. Short TLS, 1954.......................15-20

1386. [NY] JAVITS, Jacob Koppel, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in New York City, May 18, 1904; attended the public schools; traveling salesman; attended night classes at Columbia University; graduated from the New York University Law School in 1926; admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in New York City; lecturer and author of articles on political and economic problems; during the Second World War, served with the Chemical Warfare Service 1941-1944, with overseas service in the European and Pacific Theaters; discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1945; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his resignation December 31, 1954; had been renominated in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress but withdrew; attorney general of New York 1954-1957; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1956 for the term commencing January 3, 1957, but did not assume his duties until January 9, 1957; reelected in 1962, 1968, and again in 1974, and served from January 9, 1957, to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful Republican candidate for renomination in 1980; unsuccessful Liberal candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1980; resumed the practice of law; adjunct professor of public affairs at Columbia University's School of International Affairs; author; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on February 23, 1983; died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 7, 1986; interment in Linden Hill Cemetery, Queens, New York City. HIS SIGNATURE WRITTEN ON LETTER FROM COLLECTOR...................10-15

1387. [ILLINOIS] LUCAS, Scott Wike, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born on a farm near Chandlerville, Cass County, Ill., February 19, 1892; attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington in 1914; admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice at Havana, Ill.; during the First World War served as an enlisted man and later as a lieutenant in the United States Army; State's attorney of Mason County 1920-1925; chairman of State Tax Commission 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938 and reelected in 1944 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950; Democratic whip 1947-1949; majority leader 1949-1951; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); engaged in the practice of law in Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C.; died en route to Florida at Rocky Mount, N.C., February 22, 1968; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Ill. TLS, 1949...........................15-20

1388. [OHIO] UPSON, William Hanford, a Representative from Ohio; born in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, on January 11, 1823; attended Tallmadge Academy, pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio, in 1842; studied law one year in the law department of Yale College and in Painesville, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio, in 1846; prosecuting attorney of Summit County 1848-1850; member of the State senate 1853-1855; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864 and 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Ohio in 1883; elected judge of the circuit court of Ohio in 1884 and served until 1894; resumed the practice of law; died in Akron, Ohio, April 13, 1910; interment in Glendale Cemetery. SIGNATURE.....15-20

1391. [Illinois] SABATH, Adolph Joachim, a Representative from Illinois; born in Zabori, Czechoslovakia, April 4, 1866; attended the schools of his native town; immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the Chicago College of Law in 1891; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; ward committeeman and district leader in Chicago 1892-1944; appointed justice of the peace for the city of Chicago in 1895; police magistrate 1897-1906; member of the central and executive committees of the Democratic Party from 1909 to 1920; delegate to all the Democratic State conventions 1890-1952; delegate to all Democratic National Conventions 1896-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the twenty-three succeeding Congresses, but died before the convening of the Eighty-third Congress; served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Bethesda, Md., November 6, 1952; chairman, Committee on Alcohol Liquor Traffic (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth and Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill. TLS, 1943...................15-20

1393. [NY] PIKE, Otis Grey, a Representative from New York; born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., August 31, 1921; attended the public schools; A.B., Princeton University, 1946; LL.B., Columbia University Law School, 1948; served as a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946; awarded five air medals; justice of the peace of the town of Riverhead, 1954-1960; member of the Riverhead Town Board, 1954-1960; lawyer; private practice; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1979); chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (Ninety-fourth Congress); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; president, South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, N.Y.; syndicated columnist, Newhouse newspapers, 1979-1999; is a resident of Vero Beach, Fla. TLS, 1961........................15-20

 

1571. [NAVY] GEO. BANCROFT - Sec. of the Navy; started the Naval Academy in 1845; Minister to England. CLIP SIGNATURE. TANNED OVER PART OF IT..........................25-35

 

1719. [PENN] BLAIR, Samuel Steel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., December 5, 1821; attended the public schools and was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa., in 1846; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Private Lands (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Hollidaysburg, Pa., December 8, 1890; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Mounted CLIP SIGNATURE [mount. stains show]..............15-20

1720. [PENN] BIDDLE, Charles John, (nephew of Richard Biddle), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 30, 1819; was graduated from Princeton College in 1837; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Philadelphia in 1840; served in the Mexican War and was brevetted major for meritorious services; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; entered the Union Army in 1861 as colonel of a regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of E. Joy Morris and served from July 2, 1861, to March 3, 1863; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1863; one of the proprietors and editor in chief of the Philadelphia Age until his death in Philadelphia September 28, 1873; interment in Old St. Peter's Church Cemetery. Mounted FREE FRANK SIGNATURE.............20-30

1722. [PENN] DONLEY, Joseph Benton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mount Morris, Greene County, Pa., on October 10, 1838; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1859; member of the faculty of Abingdon (Ill.) College 1860-1862; entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-third Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 and served throughout the war; was graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) Law School in 1866; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Waynesburg, Pa.; referee in bankruptcy in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Waynesburg, Pa., and died there January 23, 1917; interment in Green Mount Cemetery. SIGNATURE................20-30

1723. [PENN] WOODWARD, George Washington, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., March 26, 1809; attended Geneva Seminary (now Hobart College), Geneva, N.Y., and Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1837; president judge of the fourth judicial district 1841-1851; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1845; nominated in 1845 by President Polk a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but was not confirmed by the Senate; associate judge of the supreme court of Pennsylvania 1852-1863 and chief justice 1863-1867; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Denison; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from November 21, 1867, to March 3 1871; was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; unsuccessful candidate for president judge of the eleventh judicial district in 1870; moved to Philadelphia in 1871 and continued the practice of his profession; was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1873; traveled abroad in 1874 and died in Rome, Italy, on May 10, 1875; interment in Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. SIGNATURE.............15-20

1724. [PENN] O'NEILL, Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 21, 1821; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; member of the State house of representatives 1850-1852 and in 1860; served in the State senate in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; elected to the Forty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., on November 25, 1893; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Montgomery County, Pa. SIGNATURE..............20-30

1725. [PENN] ARMSTRONG, William Hepburn, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., September 7, 1824; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Williamsport, Pa.; served in the State house of representatives in 1860 and 1861; declined a commission as president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania in 1862; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; declined the office of commissioner of Indian affairs tendered by President Grant; commissioner of railroads 1882-1885; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa., until 1898, when he retired from active business pursuits; moved to Wilmington, Del., where he died on May 14, 1919; interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. SIGNATURE.............15-20

1726. [MICHIGAN] HOWARD, Jacob Merritt, a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., July 10, 1805; attended the district schools and the academies of Bennington and Brattleboro; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1830; studied law; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1832; admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Detroit; city attorney of Detroit in 1834; member, State house of representatives 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; helped draw up the platform of the first Republican convention in 1854; attorney general of Michigan 1855-1861; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S. Bingham; reelected in 1865 and served from January 17, 1862, to March 3, 1871; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Thirty-eighth through Forty-first Congresses); died in Detroit, Mich., April 2, 1871; interment in Elmwood Cemetery. SIGNATURE.............15-20

1727. [MICHIGAN] STOCKBRIDGE, Francis Brown, a Senator from Michigan; born in Bath, Maine, April 9, 1826; attended the common schools; clerk in a wholesale house in Boston 1843-1847; moved to Chicago, Ill., and opened a lumber yard; moved to Saugatuck, Allegan County, Mich., in 1851 and engaged in the operation of sawmills; also interested in mercantile pursuits; moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1863 and engaged in the lumber business; member, State house of representatives 1869; member, State senate 1871; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1887; reelected in 1893 and served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Chicago, Ill., on April 30, 1894; chairman, Committee on Fisheries (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses); interment in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich. CLIP SIGNATURE..............15-20

1728. [MICHIGAN] STUART, Charles Edward, a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born near Waterloo, Columbia County, N.Y., November 25, 1810; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Waterloo; moved to Michigan in 1835 and settled in Kalamazoo; member, State house of representatives 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward Bradley, who never qualified, and served from December 6, 1847, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848; elected to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirty-second Congress); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1859; was not a candidate for renomination; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses); resumed the practice of law; during the Civil War raised and equipped the Thirteenth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel, but resigned because of ill health; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., May 19, 1887; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE............15-20

1729. [MICHIGAN] BALDWIN, Henry Porter, a Senator from Michigan; born in Coventry, R.I., February 22, 1814; attended the common schools; moved to Detroit, Mich., and established wholesale business in boots and shoes in 1838; member of the convention which organized the Republican Party in Jackson, Mich., in 1854; director of the Michigan State Bank and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit 1863-1887; member, State senate 1861-1862; Governor of Michigan 1869-1873; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zachariah Chandler and served from November 17, 1879, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for reelection; resumed his former business pursuits; president of the Detroit National Bank 1883-1887; died in Detroit, Mich., December 31, 1892; interment in Elmwood Cemetery. CLIP SIGNATURE...............15-20