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JOHN A.J. CRESWELL - SIGNATURE(S) 12/08/1869 - HFSID 13724

The U.S. Postmaster General under President Ulysses S. Grant signs on this card, dated 1869!
Signature: "Jno. A. J. Creswell/PMG.", 5x2¾ card. Imprinted: "Autograph of" at upper left. On line imprinted "Date", Creswell has written: "Decr 8th 1869". John Angel James Creswell (1828-1891) served as Postmaster General under President Ulysses S. Grant from March 6th 1869 until he tendered his resignation on July 6th 1874. An attorney and later president of two banks, Creswell had begun his political career in Maryland's House of Delegates (1861-1862) before serving as a U.S. Representative (1863-1865) and U.S. Senator (1865-1867). A candidate for the 1868 Republican nomination for Vice President, Creswell was later a counsel for the U.S. for the Alabama Claims Commission (1874-1876). Slightly soiled. Fine condition.

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Born: November 18, 1828 in Creswells Ferry (now Port Deposit), Maryland
Died: December 23, 1891 in Elkton, Maryland

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