Howe, Timothy O. & Cameron, Angus

Wisconsin’s 1875-79 Republican US Senators

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TIMOTHY O. HOWE (1816-1883) Maine-born Wisconsin US Senator (R) 1861-79, US Postmaster General 1881-83 (Garfield-Arthur). Howe was a circuit judge in Wisconsin 1851-55 and also served as a justice on the state Supreme Court. In 1861, he ws elected to the Senate as an abolitionist and was a supporter of the 15th Amendment. While in the Senate, President Grant offered Howe the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, however, Howe declined because he feared his successor to the Senate would be a Democrat. Howe lost his senate seat in 1877. ANGUS CAMERON (1826-1897) New York-born US Senator (R) from Wisconsin 1875-81, when he did not seek reelection, and again 1881-85, when he was elected to succeed Matthew H. Carpenter, who died in office; he did not seek reelection in 1885. In 1857, he moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin. He served in the State Senate 1863–64 and 1871–72, and in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he served as its speaker. He also served as regent on the University of Wisconsin–Madison Board of Regents. Cameron Park, in downtown La Crosse, was named after him. 4 ¾ x 7 ¼ autograph album page signed ca. 1875-79 while Wisconsin US Senators by Timothy O. Howe and Angus Cameron, both adding “Wis” under their respective signatures.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Album Page






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