GOVERNOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PERRY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 225433
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PERRY The 72nd South Carolina Governor signed this card and noted his home state Signature: "B. F. PerrY/S.C.". 5½x3. Benjamin Franklin Perry (1805-1886) pursued a law and journalism career before becoming a politician.
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PERRY The 72nd South Carolina Governor signed this card and noted his home state Signature: "B. F. PerrY/S.C.". 5½x3. Benjamin Franklin Perry (1805-1886) pursued a law and journalism career before becoming a politician. He passed the bar in South Caroline when he was just 22. Five years later in 1832, he was named editor of the Greenville Mountaineer. He was elected to the South Carolina House in 1836, serving in that position until 1842, and then from 1849 to 1960. In the era leading up to the Civil War, Perry frequently showed support for both pro-Union and pro-Secession movements. In 1851, he started printing The Southern Patriot, a pro-Union newspaper. Once South Carolina did secede, he threw his support behind the state government's decision. In 1865, United States President Andrew Johnson appointed him the Governor of South Carolina. In former Confederate states, Governors were appointed during Reconstruction. During Perry's tenure, a new state constitution was written that blocked African-American citizens from voting using black codes. Lightly toned. Note in unknown hand under signature reads "Gov". Left edge frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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