ROSCOE CONKLING - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67387
ROSCOE CONKLING. Signature: "Roscoe Conkling.", 4½x3½ card. "Autograph" written in unknown hand above signature. Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888) represented New York in the U.S. House (1859-1863, 1865-1867) and Senate (1867-1881).
Sale Price $216.00
ROSCOE CONKLING. Signature: "Roscoe Conkling.", 4½x3½ card. "Autograph" written in unknown hand above signature. Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888) represented New York in the U.S. House (1859-1863, 1865-1867) and Senate (1867-1881). A powerful political boss in New York State and a leader of the "Stalwart" faction of the Republican Party, which opposed civil service and favored the old "spoils system" of appointment of party loyalists, Conkling resigned his Senate seat in protest over Republican President Garfield's failure to consult him on patronage appointments. He sought re-election to the seat vacated by his own resignation, but lost. Garfield's assassination (1881) put Chester Arthur, a protegé of Conkling's who had been placed on the Republican ticket to appease the Stalwarts, in the Presidency, but Arthur confounded expectations by continuing to push civil service reform. Arthur did nominate Conkling to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed him, but Conkling declined the office. Slightly creased. Soiled at upper and right blank edges. Overall, fine condition.
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