Morgan, Edwin D.

New York’s Civil War Governor, Senator, and Major General

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(1811-1883) 21st Governor of New York 1859-62, US Senator 1863-69. In Jan. 1869, he sought re-nomination, but was voted down by Republican legislators who instead nominated Ex-Governor Reuben E. Fenton. In 1876, he ran again for Governor but was defeated. He was the first and longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee 1856-64 & 1872-76. He was appointed Major General of Volunteers in Sept. 1861 and commanded the Department of New York until he resigned on January 3, 1863, serving simultaneously as governor. In 1881, Morgan was nominated by President Arthur as Treasury Secretary and confirmed by the Senate, but declined the position. Signed 2 x 5 ½ fragment of an autograph album page, adds “New York” under signature, likely while Senator. Undated, but ca. 1869.

Condition: Very good, slightly close at bottom
Type:Signature






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