RICHARD W. THOMPSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 17387
Sale Price $90.00
RICHARD W. THOMPSON
Secretary of the Navy, Richard W. Thompson signs card
Signature: "R W Thompson/Sec. of the Navy". 4½x2¾ white card. RICHARD W. THOMPSON (1809-1900) served as aWhig representing Indiana in Congress (1841-1843, 1847-1849) and as Hayes' Secretary of the Navy (1877-1880). He declined three presidential appointments: U.S. Minister to Austria (Taylor), Recorder of the General Land Office (Fillmore) and Judge of the Court of Claims (Lincoln). He had formerly been Commander of Camp Thompson, Indiana and a Provost Marshal (1861-1865). Lightly stained at edges. Ink slightly smudged. Otherwise, fine condition.
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