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DEWITT CLINTON AUTOGRAPH

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DeWitt Clinton was born March 2, 1769 Napanoch, New York – died February 11, 1828 Albany, New York.  Clinton was an early American politician who served as United States Senator and Governor of New York. In this last capacity he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.  He became a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798 and of the New York State Senate from the Southern District from 1798 to 1802, and from 1806 to 1811. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1801. He was a member of the Council of Appointments in 1801-1802 and 1806-1807. He won the by-election to the United States Senate after the resignation of John Armstrong, Jr. and served from February 9, 1802, to November 4, 1803. He resigned, unhappy with living conditions in newly built Washington, DC, to become the Mayor of New York. He served as Mayor in 1803-1807, 1808-1810 and 1811-1815. While serving as Mayor, he organized the Historical Society of New York in 1804 and was its president. He also organized the Academy of Fine Arts in 1808. He was Regent of the University of New York from 1808 to 1825. Clinton was married twice, first on February 13, 1796, to Maria Franklin, daughter of the prominent New York Quaker merchant, Walter Franklin, by whom he had ten children, four sons and three daughters surviving at the time of her death in 1818. On May 8, 1819, he married Catharine Jones, daughter of a New York physician, Thomas Jones, who survived him. In 1811, defeating the Federalist Nicholas Fish and the Tammany Hall candidate Marinus Willett, he won a special election for Lieutenant Governor of New York - to fill the vacancy left by the death of Lt. Gov. Broome - and served under Daniel D. Tompkins until the end of the term in June 1813. In 1812 Clinton ran for President of the United States as candidate of the Federalists and anti-war Democratic-Republicans, but was defeated by President Madison, Clinton received 89 electoral votes, Madison 128. After the resignation of Governor Tompkins who had been elected Vice President, he won a special gubernatorial election against Peter Buell Porter - Clinton received 43,310 votes, Porter only 1,479. On July 1, 1817, Clinton became the governor of New York.  In 1824 he was re-elected governor, and served another two terms until his sudden death in office. He was originally buried at the Clinton Cemetery in Little Britain, New York, later he was re-interred at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. 




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Original Dewitt Clinton autograph, signed on cut paper. Regular Price - $ 175.00 / Sale Price - $ 148.00.


JOHN SHERMAN AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF

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John Sherman nicknamed "The Ohio Icicle" was born May 10, 1823 – died October 22, 1900.  Sherman was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Ohio during the Civil War and into the late nineteenth century.  He served as both Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State and was the principal author of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  John was a delegate to the 1848 Whig National Convention which nominated General Zachary Taylor for the presidency and again to the 1852 Whig National Convention which nominated General Winfield Scott. In 1853, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1854, he was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for Ohio's thirteenth district where he served as chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from 1859 to 1861.  After Senator Salmon P. Chase resigned to become the Secretary of the Treasury, Sherman was elected to fill his seat. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture from 1863 to 1867 and chairman of the Committee on Finance from 1863 to 1865 and again from 1867 to 1877. In 1877, newly elected President Rutherford B. Hayes appointed Sherman Secretary of the Treasury. He served in the position through the entire Hayes administration, 1877 to 1881. In 1880, he sought the Republican nomination for the presidency hoping to become a compromise candidate between Ulysses S. Grant and James G. Blaine, but lost it to his campaign manager James A. Garfield. 

When his term as Treasury Secretary expired, Sherman was elected back to the Senate to fill the seat which was originally elected to James A. Garfield, but Garfield had also won the election to the presidency that year. Sherman served as chairman of the Committee on the Library from 1881 to 1887, chairman of the Republican Conference from 1884 to 1885 and again from 1891 to 1897 and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations from 1885 to 1893 and again from 1895 to 1897. He was also elected to be President pro tempore of the Senate which he served as from 1885 to 1887. Due to the death of Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, Sherman was next in line for the presidency after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Griffin Carlisle from December of 1885 to January of 1886. He had run for the presidency two more times in 1884 and 1888, but, again, lost the bids to James G. Blaine and Benjamin Harrison. In 1890, Sherman wrote and introduced the Sherman Antitrust Act, the first United States Federal Government action to limit monopolies. It is oldest of all antitrust laws in the United States. It was signed by President Benjamin Harrison that year. In 1897, newly elected President William McKinley appointed Sherman Secretary of State. 


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Original John Sherman autograph, signed on a fly leaf. Hand Written: John Sherman Ohio. Regular Price - $ 150.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


ANDREW VOLSTEAD AUTOGRAPH

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Andrew John Volstead was born October 31, 1860 – died January 20, 1947.  Andrew was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota in the 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, and 67th congresses, from 1903 to 1923 and a member of the United States Republican Party. An absolute teetotaler, his name is closely associated with the National Prohibition Act of 1919, usually called the Volstead Act. That was the enabling legislation for the enforcement of national prohibition beginning in 1920. Volstead was born in Kenyon, Minnesota to Norwegian parents. He was educated at St. Olaf College and became a lawyer and was mayor of Granite Falls, Minnesota from 1900 to 1902. While in Congress, he served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee from 1919 to 1923. Although often considered the author of the Volstead Act, he collaborated with Wayne Wheeler of the anti-Saloon League, who conceived and largely drafted the bill. However, Volstead sponsored the bill and championed, promoted and facilitated its passage. He also helped author the Capper-Volstead Act, which enabled farmers to form combines without fear of prosecution under the Sherman Antitrust Act. The law is still in effect. Volstead was defeated in his attempt to be elected to an 11th term in Congress in 1922. Shortly thereafter he was hired as legal adviser to the chief of the National Prohibition Enforcement Bureau. Upon Repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Volstead returned to Granite Falls, Minnesota, where he resumed the private practice of law and died in 1947. His former home there is a National Historic Landmark and he is buried in city cemetery.


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Original Andrew Volstead Autograph, Signed on Card Stock. On the Card is Andrew Volstead's Autograph as well as St. Paul Minn. On the back of the card is the date May 7, 1928. Regular Price - $ 149.99 / Sale Price - $ 98.00.


DANIEL WEBSTER AUTOGRAPH

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Daniel Webster was born January 18, 1782 – died October 24, 1852.  Webster was a leading American statesman during the nation's antebellum era. Webster first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. His increasingly nationalistic views and the effectiveness with which he articulated them led Webster to become one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. As an attorney, Webster served as legal counsel in several cases that established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the Federal government. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty that established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Primarily recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institution's "Golden Age." So well-known was his skill as a Senator throughout this period that Webster became a third and northern counterpart of what was and still is known today as the "Great Triumvirate," with his colleagues Henry Clay from the west and John C. Calhoun from the south. His "Reply to Hayne" in 1830 was generally regarded as "the most eloquent speech ever delivered in Congress." Similar to Henry Clay, Webster's desire to see the Union preserved and conflict averted led him to search out compromises designed to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and South. Webster tried three times to achieve the Presidency; all three bids failed, the final one in part because of his compromises. Similarly Webster's efforts to steer the nation away from civil war toward a definite peace ultimately proved futile. Despite this, Webster came to be esteemed for these efforts and was officially named by the Senate in 1957 as one of its five most outstanding members.


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Original Daniel Webster Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Regular Price - $ 395.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.00.


AL SMITH AUTOGRAPH

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Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith was born December 30, 1873 – died October 4, 1944.  Smith was elected Governor of New York four times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the first Roman Catholic to run for President as a major party nominee. He lost the election to Herbert Hoover. He then became president of the Empire State, Inc. and was instrumental in getting the Empire State Building built during the Great Depression. Governor Al Smith tossed out the first ball on April 18, 1923 at a ball yard in The Bronx. This was Opening Day of brand new Yankee Stadium.


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Original Al Smith Autograph, Signed on Card Stock. Dated 1931. Regular Price - $ 875.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


ROBERT G. INGERSOLL AUTOGRAPH

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Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll was born August 11, 1833 – died July 21, 1899.  Ingersoll was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. Robert Ingersoll was born in Dresden, New York.  In 1855 after Cunningham was named register for the federal land office in southeastern Illinois at Shawneetown, Illinois, Ingersoll followed him to the riverfront city along the Ohio River. After a short time there he took the deputy clerk position with John E. Hall, the county clerk and circuit clerk of Gallatin County, and also a son-in-law of John Hart Crenshaw of the infamous Old Slave House.  On November 11, 1856, Ingersoll caught Hall in his arms when the son of a political opponent assassinated his employer in their office. When he moved to Shawneetown he continued to read law under Judge William G. Bowman who had a large library of both law and the classics.  With the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised the 11th Illinois Cavalry Regiment and took command. The regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh. Ingersoll was later captured, then released on his promise that he would not fight again, which was common practice early in the war. After the war, he served as Illinois Attorney General. He was a prominent member of the Republican Party, and though he never held an elected position, he was nonetheless an active participant in politics.  Ingersoll was involved in several prominent trials as an attorney, notably the Star Route trials, a major political scandal in which his clients were acquitted. He also defended a New Jersey man for blasphemy. Although he did not win acquittal, his vigorous defense is considered to have discredited blasphemy laws and few other prosecutions followed. Ingersoll was most noted as an orator, the most popular of the age, when oratory was public entertainment.  His radical views on religion, slavery, woman's suffrage, and other issues of the day effectively prevented him from ever pursuing or holding political offices higher than that of state attorney general. At the height of Ingersoll's fame, audiences would pay $1 or more to hear him speak, a giant sum for his day. Ingersoll died from congestive heart failure at the age of 65. Soon after his death, his brother-in-law, Clinton P. Farrell, collected copies of Ingersoll’s speeches for publication. The 12-volume Dresden Editions kept interest in Ingersoll's ideas alive and preserved his speeches for future generations. Ingersoll is interred in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 3, Lot 1620, Grid S-16.5). In 2005, a popular edition of Ingersoll's work was published by Steerforth Press. Edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page, "What's God Got to Do With It: Robert Ingersoll on Free Speech, Honest Talk and the Separation of Church and State" brought Ingersoll's thinking to a new audience.


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Original Robert G. Ingersoll Autograph, Signed Card Stock. Dated Dec 30 97. Regular Price - $ 250.00 / Sale Price - $ 198.00.


ROYAL S. COPELAND AUTOGRAPH

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Royal Samuel Copeland was born on November 7, 1868 – died June 17, 1938.  Royal S. Copeland was an American academic, homeopathic physician, and politician who held elected offices in both Michigan (as a Republican) and New York (as a Democrat). He represented New York in the United States Senate from 1923 until 1938. Copeland was admitted to the Homeopathy Society of Michigan on May 21, 1890, and was made secretary of the society in October 1893. He was a professor of Ophthalmology and Otology in the University of Michigan Medical School's Homeopathic Department from 1895 until 1908. He served as Republican mayor of Ann Arbor from 1901 to 1903, as president of the Ann Arbor Board of Education from 1907 to 1908, and as president of the Ann Arbor Board of Park Commissioners. On July 15, 1908, Copeland married Frances Spalding. The same year, Copeland moved to New York City to take a position as dean at the New York Flower Hospital and Medical College, a position he left in 1918 to serve as President of the New York Board of Health. He gained much positive public attention for keeping New Yorkers calm during the influenza outbreak of 1918. In 1922, Copeland ran as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate, defeating first-term Republican Senator William M. Calder. Franklin D. Roosevelt served as his honorary campaign manager for this election. Copeland was re-elected in 1928 over Republican challenger Alanson B. Houghton, the U.S. Ambassador to Britain and a former U.S. Congressman. Copeland was again re-elected in 1934, this time defeating future U.S. Congressman E. Harold Cluett. During his three terms in the U.S. Senate, Copeland served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration from 1933 to 1936 and chairman of the Committee on Commerce from 1935 to 1938. Copeland served as primary author and sponsor of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, an important consumers right law. Copeland was close to the regular Democratic organization in New York, the boss-led Tammany Hall. He was a conservative Democrat and not especially supportive of his fellow New Yorker, President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal policies. Copeland was known for his successful efforts to bring air conditioning to the Senate. In 1937 he lost the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York City to Judge Jeremiah T. Mahoney, and the Republican nomination to incumbent Republican Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. Senator Copeland died in office on June 17, 1938 and was buried at Mahwah Cemetery in Mahwah, New Jersey. Original Royal S. Copeland Autograph, signed on a United States Senate Washington D.C. Card. Written: Yours for health Royal S. Copeland 1935. Approx. Size 3 x 5 inches. Regular Price - $ 48.95 / Sale Price - $ 29.95.


J. EDGAR HOOVER FRAMED PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED

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John Edgar Hoover was born January 1, 1895 – died May 2, 1972. Hoover was generally known as J. Edgar Hoover, was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modern innovations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Hoover was highly regarded by much of the U.S. public, but after his death he became an increasingly controversial figure. His many critics assert that he exceeded the jurisdiction of the FBI. He used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to use illegal methods to collect evidence. It is because of Hoover's long and controversial reign that FBI directors are now limited to 10-year terms.


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J. Edgar Hoover 6 1/2 x 8 Color Photograph Mounted and Framed. Original J. Edgar Hoover Autograph, written: To Robert O. Sypolt Best Wishes J. Edgar Hoover 1.18.68. Overall Size with Frame 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Regular Price - $ 535.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.95.


1968 NIXON PROGRAM W / 5 AUTOGRAPHS

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Original Richard Nixon Republican Annual Dinner Program - Wednesday, October 30, 1968. The Cover of the Program is hand signed by Nelson Rockefeller, Ray Shafer, Hugh Scott, Arlen Spector and Arlen Adams. Regular Price - $ 295.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


REPUBLICAN PARTY AUTOGRAPHED DINNER TICKET

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Original Unused Republican Party Dinner Ticket. Annual One Hundred Dollar Dinner. Convention Hall Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Wednesday October 30, 1968 at 7:00 O'clock. Sponsored by Republican City Committee - William J. Devlin, Chairman. Ticket Number 2931.


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Close up view of the Republican Party Dinner Ticket. Autographed by: Nelson Rockefeller, Arlen Specter, Ray Shafer, Hugh Scott, and Colin Adams. Approx. size 3 1/4 x 7 inches. Regular Price - $ 165.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


JAMES FARLEY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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James (Jim) Aloysius Farley was born May 30, 1888 – died June 9, 1976.  Farley was an American politician who served as head of the Democratic National Committee and Postmaster General. Farley was the campaign manager for New York State politicians Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt's gubernatorial campaigns as well as Roosevelts presidential campaigns in 1932 and 1936. Farley predicted large landslides in both, and was responsible for pulling together the New Deal Coalition of Catholics, labor unions, and big city machines. Farley was heavily concerned with party issues as well as aspects of policy, and supported the liberal New Deal programs. Farley, and the administration's patronage machine he presided over, helped to fuel the social and infrastructure programs of the New Deal via the Postal Department and WPA/PWA programs. Farley opposed Franklin Roosevelt breaking the two term tradition of the presidency, and broke with Roosevelt on that issue in 1940. Farley, served as the #2 commissioner on the second Hoover Commission, which helped to develop American modern law in regards to executive powers and the presidency. The Landmark James Farley Post Office (James A. Farley Building/former General Post Office Building) in New York City, is designated in his honor.


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Origianl James Farley Autographed Photo, 8 x 10 Black & White. Signed: Sincerely James Farley PostMaster General. This is a Bachrach Photograph. Regular Price - $ 375.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


JAMES FARLEY AUTOGRAPHED TYPED LETTER

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Original James Farley Autograph, signed on a typed letter. Typed on letter: June 28, 1937. Mrs. Anna White Presbyterian Hospital 39th and Filbert Street West Philadelphia Dear Mrs. White: In compliance with your recent request, I am glad to send an autographed picture with this letter. I am sure that a hobby of collecting is a very interesting way to pass the time. I wish to thank you for your generous references to me, for which I am grateful. Sincerely, James Farley. Approx. size 7 x 83/4 inches. In the top left corner is an embossed seal on The United States of America Post Office Department (an image of a man on a pony). Also at the top of the letter it is embossed with: THE POSTMASTER GENERAL WASHINGTON. Regular Price - $ 165.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


JAMES FARLEY AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF

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Original James Farley Autograph, signed in green on a Fly Leaf. Written: With Every good wish James A. Farley. Approx. size 5 7/8 x 9 inches. Regular Price - $ 135.00 / Sale Price - $ 65.95.


SOLOMON WEATHERSBEE DOWNS AUTOGRAPH

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Solomon Weathersbee Downs was born in 1801 – died August 14, 1854. Solomon was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Montgomery County, Tennessee, he pursued classical studies and graduated from the Transylvania University (in Lexington, Kentucky) in 1823. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Bayou Sara, Louisiana. He moved to Ouachita, Louisiana and then to New Orleans in 1845. Solomon engaged in the practice of law and was a successful planter. Downs was United States Attorney for the district of Louisiana from 1845 to 1847 and a member of the State constitutional convention. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1853, and while in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirtieth Congress) and a member of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirtieth through Thirty-second Congresses). He was appointed by President Franklin Pierce collector of the port of New Orleans in 1853. He died in Crab Orchard Springs, Kentucky and was buried on family plantation. (later reinterred in Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita.)


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Original Solomon Weathersbee Downs Autograph, signed on Cut Paper (signed cut paper is glued-mounted to heavy card stock). Approx. size of Cut Paper 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches (approx. size of heavy card stock 2 x 3 1/2 inches). Regular Price - $ 52.00 / Sale Price - $ 35.95.


BIRCH EVANS BAYH AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Birch Evans Bayh II was born January 22, 1928. Birch Bayh is a former United States Senator from Indiana (1963 to 1981). He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in the 1976 election but lost to Jimmy Carter.  After serving in the United States Army, he attended the Purdue University School of Agriculture, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, and graduated in 1951. Bayh later attended Indiana State University, and graduated from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington in 1960.  He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1954 to 1962. In the House, he rose to the position of Speaker and, in 1961, was admitted to the Indiana bar. He won the 1962 US Senate race in Indiana. On June 19, 1964, Bayh, his wife, Senator Ted Kennedy and legislative aide Edward Moss were on board a small plane that crashed in heavy fog near Springfield, Massachusetts. Senator Bayh pulled a badly injured Senator Kennedy from the wreckage.  Bayh was influential in the passing of Title IX to the Higher Education Act, which gave women equal opportunities in sports and academics in public education. As Chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, Bayh was the principal architect of two constitutional amendments: The 25th Amendment, which established the rules for presidential succession and disability. The 26th Amendment, which lowered the minimum voting age to 18.  Bayh was also the principal Senate sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, which passed both Houses of Congress, but was not ratified by the states.  He was a co-sponsor of the Bayh-Dole Act which allowed US universities, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to retain intellectual property rights of inventions developed from federal government-funded research. 

In October 1975 Bayh announced his candidacy for the 1976 Democratic nomination. Bayh was considered a leading choice out of 12 candidates, and he was popular with organized labor and other liberal groups. However, his late start put him at a fundraising and organizational disadvantage. In January/February, Bayh finished third in Iowa behind Uncommitted delegates and Jimmy Carter and third in New Hampshire behind Carter and Morris K. Udall. A week later, Bayh finished a weak seventh place in the Massachusetts primary and ended his candidacy. He ran for reelection for a fourth term in the 1980 election. Bayh and his opponent, Congressman and future vice president Dan Quayle, engaged in seven debates. In those debates, Quayle attacked Bayh's liberal voting record, which hurt Bayh, and he was defeated for reelection in the Republican landslide year, 46% to Quayle's 54%. Bayh has since resumed his law practice. He currently resides in Easton, MD with his wife Kitty, is a fellow at the C.V Starr Center of Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and is a partner at the Washington, DC, law firm Venable LLP. Original Birch Evans Bayh Autographed Black & White Photo. Approx. size 8 1/8 x 10 inches. Written: Best regards to Eddie Sousa! Birch Bayh. Regular Price - $ 195.00 / Sale Price - $ 98.00.


JOHN VLIET LINDSAY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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John Vliet Lindsay was born November 24, 1921 – died December 19, 2000. John Lindsay was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1959 to 1965 and as mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973.  With the outbreak of World War II, Lindsay completed his studies early and joined the United States Navy in 1943 as a gunnery officer. He obtained the rank of lieutenant, earning five battle stars through action in the invasion of Sicily and a series of landings in the Pacific theaters. After the war, he returned to Yale and received his law degree in 1948. He was admitted to the bar in 1949 and rose to became a partner in his law firm four years later.  Elected to Congress as a Republican from the "Silk Stocking" district in 1958, Lindsay established a liberal voting record, in light of his advocacy of civil rights legislation and various federally-funded social programs. Also known for his wit, when asked by his party leaders why he opposed legislation to combat communism and pornography, he replied they were the major industries of his district and if they were suppressed then "the 17th district would be a depressed area".  Lindsay launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.  Among his difficulties was New York City's worsening problems, which Lindsay was accused of neglecting; a band of protesters from Forest Hills, Queens who were opposed to his support for a low income housing project in their neighborhood, followed Lindsay around his aborted campaign itinerary to jeer and heckle him.  His 1980 campaign for the Senate was unsuccessful, as he lost the Democratic primary to Elizabeth Holtzman, the U.S. representative from Brooklyn and later the New York City comptroller.  After the folding of several law firms for which he had worked, including Webster & Sheffield, Lindsay in the 1990s was left in failing health and without health insurance. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani appointed Lindsay to several largely ceremonial posts as a way to qualify him for municipal health insurance.  In 2000, he died at the age of seventy-nine of complications from pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Original John Lindsay Autographed Black & White Photo. Approx. 8 x 10 inches. Regular Price - $ 295.00 / Sale Price - $ 98.00.


WILLIAM PROXMIRE AUTOGRAPHED TYPED LETTER

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Edward William Proxmire was born November 11, 1915 – died December 15, 2005.  Proxmire was a member of the Democratic Party, who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. Proxmire served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1951 to 1952 and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1952, 1954 and 1956.  Proxmire was elected, in a special election on August 28, 1957, to fill the remainder of the term vacated due to the death of Senator Joseph McCarthy, on May 2, 1957.  He was reelected in 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976 and 1982.  Proxmire served as the Chair of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs from 1975 to 1981 and again from 1987 to 1989. He was an early, outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.  He was also head of the campaign to cancel the American supersonic transport.  He was an early advocate of campaign finance reform. Proxmire was famous for issuing his Golden Fleece Awards, which identified wasteful government spending between 1975 and 1988.  From 1967 until 1986, Proxmire gave daily speeches noting the necessity of ratifying The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. After giving this speech every day that the Senate was in session for 20 years, resulting in 3,211 speeches, the convention was ratified by the U.S. Senate by a vote on 83–11 on February 11, 1986.


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Close up view of William Proxmire. Original William Proxmire Autograph, signed on a Typed Letter (signed Bill Proxmire). Congress of the United States Joint Economic Committee Washington, D.C. 20510 Letterhead. Typed on Letter: December 4, 1974 Mr. Roman J. Nakielny 2230 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Dear Mr. Nakielny: I appreciate receiving your thoughts on my recent criticism of the great increase in super grade positions in the federal government. Certainly the points you make are very good and I appreciated your taking the time to let me have you thoughts. But it is really alarming to realize that super grades now comprise 23 percent of Civil Service Jobs. Moreover, in some agencies almost half the white collar workers hold GS 12 or higher positions. Since I have in the past criticized the great increase in admirals and generals in the military, I felt it only fair to call attention to the disproportionate amount of super grades within the Civil Service. Best Wishes. Sincerely, William Proxmire, U.S.S. Approx. Size 8 x 10 3/8 inches. Included Original Envelope not shown. Regular Price - $ 110.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.00.


TED KENNEDY AUTOGRAPH

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was born February 22, 1932 – died August 25, 2009.  Kennedy was the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history, having served there for almost 47 years. As the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family for many years, he was also the last surviving son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy; the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination; and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.  Kennedy was known for his charisma and oratorical skills. His 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern American liberalism were among his best-known speeches.  In 2008, Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which limited his appearances in the Senate.  He died the following August at his Hyannis Port, Massachusetts home.  Original Ted Kennedy Autographed, signed on a Index Card.  Approx. size 3 x 5 inches, faint toning to Index Card.  Price - $195.00.










ED KOCH AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Edward Irving Koch was born December 12, 1924.  Koch was a United States Congressman from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. Black & White 8 x 10 Photo Hand signed To Donald - Ed Koch. Regular Price - $ 95.00 / Sale Price - $ 48.00.


WILLIAM LYNE WILSON AUTOGRAPH

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William Lyne Wilson was born May 3, 1843 – died October 17, 1900. William was a Bourbon Democrat politician and lawyer from West Virginia. Born in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia), Wilson attended Charles Town Academy, graduated from Columbian College in 1860 and subsequently studied at the University of Virginia. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served as a private in the 12th Virginia Cavalry. For several years, he taught school at Columbian College during which he graduated from law school and was admitted to the bar in 1869, commencing practice in Charles Town. Wilson was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880 and was chosen as president of West Virginia University, taking office on September 4, 1882. He was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives shortly afterwards and won reelection five times afterwards, serving from 1883 to 1895. He served as chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from 1893 to 1895 during which he co-authored the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act which slightly reduced the United States tariff rates from the numbers set by the McKinley Tariff of 1890, though the logrolling that raised the rates disgusted him. After leaving Congress, Wilson was appointed Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Grover Cleveland and served from 1895 to 1897. During that time, future Secretary of War Newton D. Baker served as his private secretary. In 1896, he broke party lines by opposing the Free Silver Movement led by Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan and, like many Bourbon Democrats, supported the National Democratic candidate John McAuley Palmer who supported the traditional gold standard, limited government and opposed protectionism. After leaving office as Postmaster General, Wilson served as president of Washington and Lee University. He died in Lexington, Virginia on October 17, 1900 and was interred in Edgehill Cemetery in Charles Town. A portion of U.S. Route 340 between Harpers Ferry and Charles Town, West Virginia is designated the William L. Wilson Freeway in his honor.


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Original William Lyne Wilson Autgraph, signed on Card Stock. The Card is signed Yours Truly, William L. Wilson. Approx. Size 2 x 3 5/8 inches. Regular Price - $ 85.00 / Sale Price - $ 34.95.


PATRICK LEAHY AUTOGRAPHED LETTER

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Patrick Joseph Leahy was born March 31, 1940. Patrick Leahy is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. He is a member of the Democratic Party, the first and only Democratic United States Senator in Vermont's history, the current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and has the distinction of being the first and only Senator to cameo in a Batman film. As of 26 August 2009 Leahy is also third most senior U.S. Senator.


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Original Patrick Leahy Autograph, signed on a two page typed letter. Approx. size 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches. Typed on Patrick Leahy United States Senate Washington D.C Letterhead. Original Envelope included. Regular Price - $35.00 / Sale Price - $ 25.00.


JODI RELL AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH

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Mary Jodi Rell was born June 16, 1946. Jodi Rell is a Republican politician and has been the 72nd Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut since July 1, 2004. She was the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut under Governor John G. Rowland, who resigned during a corruption investigation. Rell is Connecticut's second female Governor, after Ella T. Grasso. On Nov. 9, 2009, Rell announced she would not seek re-election in 2010. Original Jodi Rell Autographed 5 x 7 inch Color Photograph. Price - $ 9.95.


JOHN HOEVEN AUTOGRAPHED BUSINESS CARD

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John Henry Hoeven III was born March 13, 1957. John Hoeven is the current Governor of North Dakota and a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. He has been serving as Governor since December 15, 2000, making him the longest-serving current Governor in the United States. Prior to his election to the Governor's office, Hoeven served as the President of the nation's only state-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota, from 1993 to 2000. He polls as one of the nation's most popular governors. Original John Hoeven Autograph, signed on a State Of North Dakota John Hoeven Business Card. Approx. size 2 x 3 1/2 inches. Price - $ 9.95.


JAMES FARLEY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO & ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE

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James "Jim" Aloysius Farley was born May 30, 1888 – died June 9, 1976.   James Farley was an American politician, business executive, and dignitary who served as head of the Democratic National Committee and as Postmaster General. James A. Farley is the first nationally successful Roman Catholic politician in American History. Farley was known as a political "kingmaker", and was responsible for Franklin D. Roosevelt's rise to the presidency. Farley was the campaign manager for New York State politicians Alfred E. Smith 1922 gubernatorial campaign and Franklin D. Roosevelt's gubernatorial campaign's as well as FDR's Presidential campaigns in 1932 and 1936. Farley predicted large landslides in both, and revolutionized the use of polling, and polling data. Farley was responsible for pulling together the New Deal Coalition of Catholics, labor unions, blacks, and farmers for F.D.R.


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Original James Farley Autographed 8 x 10 1/2 inch Photo and Original Mailing Envelope. Written on photo: To Frank Tricker Sincerely James Farley. Envelope is postmarked: Washinton, D.C. Oct. 5 11 am 1937. Return address: Post Office Department Office of the Postmaster General. Addressed to: Mr. Frank Tricker 1308 S. Ruby Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Regular Price - $ 345.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.