EUGENE HALE - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: ROBERT SAFFORD HALE, SAMUEL HOOPER - HFSID 34466
EUGENE HALE, SAMUEL HOOPER and ROBERT SAFFORD HALE Album leaf signed by the three U.S. congressmen Signatures: "Eugene Hale/ Ellsworth/ Maine", "Rob:S. Hale/ Elisabethtown/ N.York" and "S. Hooper/ Boston,/ Masst" in iron gall ink, 5¼x8½.
Sale Price $216.00
EUGENE HALE, SAMUEL HOOPER and ROBERT SAFFORD HALE Album leaf signed by the three U.S. congressmen Signatures: "Eugene Hale/ Ellsworth/ Maine", "Rob:S. Hale/ Elisabethtown/ N.York" and "S. Hooper/ Boston,/ Masst" in iron gall ink, 5¼x8½. EUGENE HALE (1836-1918) was a Republican U.S. congressman from Maine's 5th Congressional District (1869-1879) and U.S. Senator from Maine (1881-1911), as well as a member of Maine's State House of Representatives (1867-1868 and 1879-1880). The chairman of several U.S. Senate committees, Hale is probably best remembered for helping to expand and modernize the U.S. Navy. President Rutherford B. Hayes even offered him the post of Secretary of the Navy, which he declined. SAMUEL HOOPER (1808-1875) was a Republican U.S. congressman from Massachusetts (5th District, 1861-1863; 4th District, 1863-1875). He was chairman of three congressional committees: Ways and Means (1869-1871), Banking and Currency (1871-1873) and Coinage, Weights and Measures (1871-1875). ROBERT SAFFORD HALE (1822-1881) was a New York State court judge (1856-1864) before being elected a Republican U.S. congressman from New York (16th District, 1866-1867; 17th District, 1873-1875). Lightly toned, soiled, foxed, and creased. Lightly discolored at top and right edge. Neatly cut from binding at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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