New, John C.

Treasurer of the United States 1875-76

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(1831-1906) Indiana-born Treasurer of the United States 1875-76. After college, New worked as a banker, publisher, and lawyer. He was a member of the Indiana Legislature in 1863. In 1875, President Grant nominated him to be Treasurer and New held that office June 30, 1875-July 1, 1876. In 1880, New purchased the Indianapolis Journal and also became Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, becoming the "boss of Indiana Republican politics." Leader of the Indiana delegation to the Republican National Convention in June 1880, New led his delegation in casting 26 of Indiana's 30 votes to James G. Blaine. Neither Blaine nor anyone else gathered enough delegates to win the nomination over 33 ballots. On the 34th ballot, Wisconsin cast 16 delegate votes in favor of James A. Garfield, and on the 35th ballot, New and future President Benjamin Harrison brought 27 of the 30 Indiana delegates over to Garfield starting a stampede which ended in Garfield's nomination for President. In 1882, he was again elected Indiana Republican Party chairman, serving until he was appointed First Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1882-83). He was Consul General in London 1889-93. 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 signature clipped from close of LS as Treasurer of the United States.

Condition: Very good, mount remnants verso cause some stain see-thru
Type:Signature






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