Choate, Joseph H.

Eminent New York City lawyer and diplomat

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(1832-1917) NYC lawyer and diplomat, he was associated with many of the most famous cases in US legal history, incl. the Kansas prohibition cases, Chinese exclusion cases, Maynard election returns case, the Income Tax Suit, and the Tilden, Stanford, and AT Stewart will cases. He was influential in the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1871 be became a member of the New York City "Committee of Seventy", instrumental in breaking up the Tweed Ring, and later assisted in the prosecution of the indicted officials. He was president of the American, New York, and New York City Bar Associations. In the retrial of General Fitz-John Porter he obtained a reversal of the decision of the original court-martial. He was Ambassador to Great Britain 1899-1905 and headed the US delegation to the 1907 2nd International Peace Conference at The Hague. Autograph sentiment ("yours very truly") signed on a 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 card, (New York City), January 13 1899.

Condition: Very good, very slight toning band at left edge
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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