CHARLES ROLLIN BUCKALEW - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 101664
CHARLES ROLLIN BUCKALEW The U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania signs his name and state in black ink Signature: "Chas. R. Buckalew/ Penna" in black ink. 4¾x2½ card. Charles R. Buckalew 1821-1899) was a United States Representative and Senator from Pennsylvania.
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CHARLES ROLLIN BUCKALEW
The U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania signs his name and state in black ink
Signature: "Chas. R. Buckalew/ Penna" in black ink. 4¾x2½ card. Charles R. Buckalew 1821-1899) was a United States Representative and Senator from Pennsylvania. A practicing lawyer, Bucklew served in the Pennsylvania senate, commissioner to exchange ratifications of the treaty with Paraguay in 1854, chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1857, and Minister Resident of Ecuador (1858-1861) before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1863, a post he held for one term until 1869. He would return to Congress in 1887 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, which he served for two terms. Buckalew is best known as an early advocate of proportional representation in the U.S., proposing a type of voting system known as the cumulative voting, which was used in many different districts throughout the country until the 1980s. Toned. Slightly soiled. Pinpoint ink stains throughout. Pencil notes on verso in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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