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GEORGE F. EDMUNDS - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JUSTIN MORRILL - HFSID 34910

GEORGE F. EDMUNDS and JUSTIN MORRILL Album leaf signed by U. S. Senators George F. Edmunds and Justin Morrill. Both were Vermont's senators from 1867 to 1891. Signatures: "Justin S. Morrill/Vt." and "Geo. F. Edmunds/Vt". 7½x4½, with scalloped top, right and bottom edges.

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GEORGE F. EDMUNDS and JUSTIN MORRILL
Album leaf signed by U. S. Senators George F. Edmunds and Justin Morrill. Both were Vermont's senators from 1867 to 1891.
Signatures: "Justin S. Morrill/Vt." and "Geo. F. Edmunds/Vt". 7½x4½, with scalloped top, right and bottom edges. Both Edmunds and Morrill were federal legislators from Vermont who both spent over a total of years in Washingon. Morrill spent 43 years as a U. S. Representative and then a Senator from Vermont, while Edmunds served as a Senator from Vermont for 25 years. Both sat as Vermont's senators from 1867 to Edmund's resignation in 1891. Republican EDMUNDS (1828-1919, born in Richmond, Vermont) represented Vermont in the U.S. Senate from April 3, 1866 until his resignation on Nov. 1, 1891. He served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1883 to 1885 when, with no Vice President after Garfield's assassination, he was next in line to the Presidency. He was also a member of the Electoral Commission that decided the hotly contested election of 1876 - a squeaker with only one electoral vote between Republican victor Rutherford B. Hayes and Democratic Samuel J. Tilden, who won the popular vote. In 1857, while a U.S. Representative from Vermont, MORRILL (1810-1898, born in Strafford, Vermont) became the chief sponsor of the Land Grant Act, which granted land to state colleges. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, the act set aside vast tracts of Federal land - 30,000 acres for each member of Congress - as an endowment for each college, which was to be built on the land. Morrill is known as the "Father of the Land Grant Colleges". He served as Representative (1855-1867) and Senator (1867-1898) from Vermont. Lightly toned. Lightly discolored along edges. Leaf was neatly torn from album at left edge. Light tear at left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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