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EDWARD A. BURKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 02/28/1881 - HFSID 169129

Partly Printed Check signed: "E.A. Burke" as Treasurer of the State of Louisiana, 73/4x31/4. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1881 February 28. Drawn on the State National Bank, payable to "J.W. Fairfax" for $5.25. Burke dominated Louisiana politics in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Reg. $220.00

Condition: Fine condition
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EDWARD A. BURKE
Partly Printed Check signed: "E.A. Burke" as Treasurer of the State of Louisiana, 73/4x31/4. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1881 February 28. Drawn on the State National Bank, payable to "J.W. Fairfax" for $5.25. Burke dominated Louisiana politics in the 1870s and 1880s. He managed the state's 1876 Democratic campaign and was elected State Treasurer in 1878. Publisher of the New Orleans "Times-Democrat", Burke was reelected. A reform movement within his party ousted him from office in 1888. In 1889 he was indicted for embezzlement of state bonds amounting to over $1 million. He never stood trial, escaping to Honduras where he lived until the age of 88. Light smudging of ink,cut "x" bankcancellation, not affecting signature. Fine condition.

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