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Signature: "Geo. S. Boutwell", 3½x2¼. George Sewel Boutwell (1818-1905) was elected as a Democrat to two 1-year terms as Governor of Massachusetts (1851-1853). Joining the new Republican Party, he was appointed by President Lincoln as the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue. During three terms in the US House (1863-1869), he was one of the special prosecutors appointed by that body for the Senate impeachment trial of President Johnson. He was Secretary of the Treasury under President Grant (1869-1873) until elected to finish Vice President Henry Wilson's term in the US Senate (1873-1877). He became President of the Anti-Imperialist League and served as a Presidential Elector for Democrat William Jennings Bryan in 1900. He wrote several books, including a well-respected treatise on the US Constitution. Toned and lightly creased. Mounting residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: January 28, 1818 in Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: February 27, 1905 in Groton, Massachusetts

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