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Signature of the Cabinet Secretary and US Senator, the son of President Lincoln's Secretary of War
Signature: "J. D. Cameron/Penna", 3¾x2¼. James D. Cameron (1833-1918) followed closely in the footsteps of his father, Simon Cameron, a key Pennsylvania Republican and President Lincoln's first Secretary of War and a US Senator. James Cameron was Secretary of War under President Grant (1876-1877), resigning the office to fill the US Senate seat from which his father had just resigned. Cameron represented Pennsylvania in the US Senate until 1897. 'J' in signature slightly smeared, but legible. Corners slightly worn. Lightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Fine condition.

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Born: May 14, 1833 in Middletown, Pennsylvania
Died: August 30, 1918 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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