Crowinshield, Francis Boardman

Signed carte-de-visite photo of the Massachussetts statesman, Harvard Fellow 1861-77

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Description:
(1809-1877) Son of Benjamin W. Crowinshield, Secretary of the Navy 1814-19 (Monroe-JQ Adams) and Mass. US Rep 1824-32. Harvard A.B. 1829 (graduated with Oliver W. Holmes Sr., Rev. Wm. Henry Channing, and other distinguished men), A.M. (Hon.) 1843. Admitted to the Middlesex (Mass.) Bar 1833, for a time was law partner of Rufus Choate in Boston. Speaker of the Mass. House of Representatives 1848-49, member of the State Senate. He was President of the Old Colony Railroad and a Fellow of Harvard College 1861-77. In Jan. 1861, the Virginia legislature proposed an ultimately unsuccessful peace convention to keep the border states in the Union and persuade states that had joined the Confederacy to return. Twenty-one states responded and sent 133 men in all. Using the Crittenden Compromise, a package of constitutional amendments proposed in Dec. 1860 as a starting point for debate, the Convention convened Feb. 4 and stayed in session through the month. Governor John Andrew selected 4 men to represent Massachusetts: George S. Boutwell, Crowinshield, John Murray Forbes, and John Z. Goodrich, all Republicans and political allies of Andrew who opposed the Crittenden Compromise. SP, 4 x 2 1/2 sepia 3/4-length standing portrait signed "Fr. B. Crowinshield" at lower border. Undated but ca. 1860s-70s.

Condition: Very good, mount remnants on verso hide studio mark
Type:Photograph






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