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GEORGE M. ROBESON - ENGRAVING SIGNED - HFSID 16601

GEORGE M. ROBESON The congressman and Secretary of the Navy signs an early vignette portrait Early Vignette Portrait signed: "Geo. M. Robeson/Sec. of Navy." Oval image, 1¼x2, on 5¾x7¾ card. Engraved and printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing, captioned: "George M.

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GEORGE M. ROBESON The congressman and Secretary of the Navy signs an early vignette portrait Early Vignette Portrait signed: "Geo. M. Robeson/Sec. of Navy." Oval image, 1¼x2, on 5¾x7¾ card. Engraved and printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing, captioned: "George M. Robeson/ Secretary of the Navy/ 1869." George M. Robeson (1829-1897), a Union General during the American Civil War, served as Grant's Secretary of the Navy from June 25, 1869 to March 3, 1877. Robeson was repeatedly accused of corruption (bribery taking, and diversion of Navy funds for his private use), but was so adept at covering his financial tracks that he earned the nickname "Cuttlefish." Twice an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1876, 1880), he served as a U.S. congressman for the state from 1879-1883. Foxed in blank areas. Otherwise, fine condition.

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