MILTON J. DURHAM - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 142054
MILTON J. DURHAM The first ever U.S. Comptroller of the Treasury signs his name and title in black ink Autograph sentiment signed: "Yours/ M.J. Durham/ 1st Comptroller" in black ink. 6¾x3 clipping. Milton J. Durham (1824-1911) was a U.S.
Sale Price $144.00
MILTON J. DURHAM
The first ever U.S. Comptroller of the Treasury signs his name and title in black ink
Autograph sentiment signed: "Yours/ M.J. Durham/ 1st Comptroller" in black ink. 6¾x3 clipping. Milton J. Durham (1824-1911) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky who served two terms in Congress, during which time he served on the House Committees on Banking and Currency, Coinage, and Weights and Measures, as well as chairman of the House Committees on Appropriations and Revision of the Laws. Furthermore, he served on committees investigating the failure of the First Bank of the United States, alleged fraud in the Western Judicial District of Arkansas, the accounts of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the condition of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company. He lost re-election in 1878, but in 1885 was elected by President Grover Cleveland as the first-ever Comptroller of the Treasury of the U.S., a position he held through the end of Cleveland's presidency in 1889. After contracting influenza, Durham left his Danville law practice and moved to Lexington, where he served as an officer in the Bank of Lexington and the Lexington IRS until his death. Irregularly cut. Toned. Torn in left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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