Frelinghuysen, Frederick T.

Card signed by the New Jersey statesman and Senator as Secretary of State (Arthur, 1881-85)

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(1817-1885) New Jersey US Senator 1866-67 & 1871-77, Secretary of State 1881-85 (Arthur). Member of the prominent Frelinghuysen family of New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers College in 1836, and studied law in Newark with his uncle, to whose practice he succeeded in 1839. He was a delegate to the 1860 GOP Convention and New Jersey Attorney General 1861-67. He was a delegate to the 1861 Washington Peace Conference, and, in 1866, was appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. In the winter of 1867, he was elected to fill the unexpired term, but a Democratic majority in the Legislature prevented his re-election in 1869. In 1870, he was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, but declined. Again a member of the Senate 1871-77, and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs during the Alabama Claims negotiations. A strong opponent of President Johnsonís Reconstruction measures, he voted for conviction in the impeachment trial. He was a member of the Joint Committee that drew up and reported the 1877 Electoral Commission Bill, and was a member of the Commission that decided the 1876 presidential election. As a Republican, he voted with the 8-member majority on all counts. On Dec. 12, 1881, he was appointed Secretary of State by President Arthur and served until President Cleveland's 1885 inauguration. Signed 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 card as Secretary of State (1881-85).

Condition: Very good, slight smear to "y" in "Secty"
Type:Signed Card






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