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Unsigned photo of Clemens and four others, including 2 US Cabinet members, dressed in academic regalia to receive honorary degrees from the University of Missouri (1902).
Photograph unsigned. B/w, 5¾x7 affixed to surface of 10x12 fiber board. Pencil note on verso (unknown hand). Also in the picture are, to Clemens' left, Robert Brookings; and in the back row, left to right: Beverly Thomas Galloway, Ethan Allen Hitchcock and James Wilson. SAMUEL CLEMENS (1835-1910, born in Florida, Missouri), who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain, was a steamboat pilot, journalist, world traveler and renowned lecturer. Above all, he was a skillful essayist and novelist whose lasting contributions to American literature include Tom Sawyer (1875), Huckleberry Finn (1885) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. "Mark twain" was a term used on riverboats to indicate a water depth of 12 feet - a navigable depth for the river steamboats of Clemens' time.In 1902, Clemens visited Columbia, Missouri to receive an honorary doctor of laws degrees from the University of Missouri. While there, he also dedicated a steamboat named in his honor. Yale and Oxford Universities had previously bestowed honorary doctorates on the largely self-educated Clemens. The four other men pictured were worthy honorees: ROBERT S. BROOKINGS (1850-1932), who made his fortune in manufacturing and distributing in St. Louis, retired in 1897 to concentrate on philanthropy. He rebuilt Washington University in St. Louis and established a medical school there and served on the War Industries Board during WWI. Dr. BEVERLY THOMAS GALLOWAY (1863-1938) graduated from the University of Missouri in 1884 with an agricultural science degree. He became a noted researcher of plant pathologies, and head of the Agriculture Department's Bureau of Plant Industry. He was Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under President Wilson (1913-1914). ETHAN ALLEN HITCHCOCK (1835-1909) was US Minister to Russia (1897-1899) before serving Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt as Secretary of the Interior (1899-1907). He should not be confused with the Union Civil War general of the same name. JAMES WILSON (1835-1920) served longer than any other Cabinet member. He was Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Taft (1897-1913) for a total of 16 years. Photograph lightly toned. Lower left and upper right corners chipped off. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri
Died: April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut

Film Credits
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (Writer), The United States Steel Hour (Writer), The DuPont Show of the Month (Writer), Shirley Temple's Storybook (Writer), Novela (Writer), American Playhouse (Writer), ABC Weekend Specials (Writer), 2014 Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 2014 Mark Twain's the Captain's Story (Writer), 2013 Sunday at the Reissmans' (Writer), 2013 Mark Twain's Bad Boy Without Grief (Writer), 2012 Zephyr (Writer), 2012 Tom und Hacke (Writer), 2012 Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn (Writer), 2011 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 2010 The Autobiography of Mark Twain (Writer), 2008 The American Future: A History (Other), 2007 The War Prayer (Writer), 2005 Jump (Writer), 2004 Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (Writer), 2002 Roughing It (Writer), 2001 Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer (Writer), 2001 Mark Twain (Other), 2000 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 2000 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 2000 The Million Dollar Kid (Writer), 1999 The Prince and the Surfer (Writer), 1999 Arthur's Quest (Writer), 1998 Ava's Magical Adventure (Writer), 1998 A Knight in Camelot (Writer), 1996 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1996 Biography (Other), 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (Writer), 1995 Tom and Huck (Writer), 1995 Modern Marvels (Other), 1995 Charlie's Ghost Story (Writer), 1994 Huck and the King of Hearts (Writer), 1994 A Million to Juan (Writer), 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn (Writer), 1991 An American Summer (Writer), 1990 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1990 Radostny zivot posmrtny (Writer), 1989 Khronika Satany mladshego (Writer), 1989 Filip Traum (Writer), 1989 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Writer), 1988 The Chase on Tom Sawyer's Island (Writer), 1988 Novye priklyucheniya yanki pri dvore korolya Artura (Writer), 1988 Jake's Journey (Writer), 1986 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1985 The Adventures of Mark Twain (Writer), 1984 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1983 Sawyer and Finn (Writer), 1982 The Mysterious Stranger (Writer), 1982 Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck (Writer), 1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (Writer), 1981 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1981 Priklyucheniya Toma Soyera i Geklberri Finna (Writer), 1980-1983 Great Performances (Writer), 1980 The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Writer), 1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (Writer), 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball (Writer), 1978 Once Upon a Classic (Writer), 1978 Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (Writer), 1977 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1976 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1976 Salaperäinen vieras (Writer), 1976 Gentlemen, Boys (Writer), 1976 Elävä vai kuollut (Writer), 1975 Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1974 Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1973 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1973 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1973 Festival of Family Classics (Writer), 1972 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1972 Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (Other), 1972 Prints i nishchiy (Writer), 1971 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1970 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Writer), 1969 The Adventures of the Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1969 Aventuras de Juliancito (Writer), 1968 Moartea lui Joe Indianul (Writer), 1967 They Are Not Oranges, They Are Horses (Writer), 1967 Mark Twain Tonight! (Writer), 1967 Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1967 Czlowiek, który zdemoralizowal Hadleyburg (Writer), 1965 The Double-Barrelled Detective Story (Writer), 1964 Un español en la corte del rey Arturo (Writer), 1964 Ukkonen (Writer), 1963 Kobna plocica (Writer), 1963 Aysecik the Poor Princess (Writer), 1963 A lóvátett város (Writer), 1962 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (Writer), 1961 Biography (Other), 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (Writer), 1960 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1960 Startime (Writer), 1960 Mel-O-Toons (Writer), 1959 O Roubo do Elefante Branco (Writer), 1957 Project XX (Other), 1955 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1955 Die Galerie der großen Detektive (Writer), 1955 Climax! (Writer), 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (Writer), 1954 Your Favorite Story (Writer), 1954 Ponds Theater (Writer), 1954 Man with a Million (Writer), 1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee (Writer), 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (Writer), 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (Writer), 1952 CBS Television Workshop (Writer), 1949 Your Show Time (Writer), 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Writer), 1948 Best Man Wins (Writer), 1942 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective (Writer), 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1937 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1936 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1931 Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1931 A Connecticut Yankee (Writer), 1930 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1921 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Writer), 1920 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1920 Huckleberry Finn (Writer), 1918 Huck and Tom (Writer), 1917 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1916 Pudd'nhead Wilson (Writer), 1915 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1911 Science (Writer), 1909 The Prince and the Pauper (Writer), 1909 The Prince and the Pauper (Performer), 1909 The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period (Writer), 1907 Tom Sawyer (Writer), 1907 Tom Sawyer (Performer), 1907 A Curious Dream (Performer), 1907 A Curious Dream (Other)

Born: August 16, 1835 in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: August 26, 1920 in Traer, Iowa

Born: September 19, 1835 in Mobile, Alabama
Died: April 9, 1909 in Washington, District of Columbia

Born: January 22, 1850
Died: November 15, 1932

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