VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: KNUTE NELSON, CHARLES A. CULBERSON - HFSID 299838
CHARLES FAIRBANKS, CHARLES A. CULBERSON & KNUTE NELSON Three U.S. Senators who also served as the 26th U.S. Vice President, 21st Governor of Texas and 12th Governor of Minnesota sign this 5x2 piece of paper. Signatures: "Charles W. Fairbanks", "Knute Nelson/Alexandria Minn" and on verso "
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CHARLES FAIRBANKS, CHARLES A. CULBERSON & KNUTE NELSON
Three U.S. Senators who also served as the 26th U.S. Vice President, 21st Governor of Texas and 12th Governor of Minnesota sign this 5x2 piece of paper.
Signatures: "Charles W. Fairbanks", "Knute Nelson/Alexandria Minn" and on verso "C.A. Culberson/Texas", 5x2 piece of paper. CHARLES WARREN FAIRBANKS (1852-1918), a millionaire railroad lawyer, purchased the Indianapolis News in 1893. Fairbanks served in the US Senate (1897-1905), after which he was elected Vice President on the Republican ticket with Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt and Fairbanks were not close, and Roosevelt supported William Howard Taft for the Presidential nominee - also sought by Fairbanks - in 1908. In 1916, Fairbanks was the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate again, this time in Charles Evans Hughes' losing effort against incumbent Woodrow Wilson. Fairbanks greatest achievement was as a Senator. He led the US delegation to the Canadian/Alaska boundary negotiations in 1898. Fairbanks, Alaska was named in his honor. CHARLES A. CULBERSON (1855-1925) was born in Dadeville, Alabama. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he studied law at the University of Virginia and began a law practice in Jefferson, Texas in 1887. He served as the attorney general of Texas (1890-1894) and Governor of Texas (1894-1898) before being elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Texas. Culberson served in his senate seat from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1923. KNUTE NELSON (1843-1923) was born in Voss, Norway. After immigrating to the U.S., he served with the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and studied law at Albion College. After practicing law in Cambridge, Wisconsin, he moved to Alexandria, Minnesota where he became county attorney (1872-1874). A member of the state senate (1872-1878), he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Minnesota and served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1889. The 12th Governor of Minnesota (1893-1895), Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Minnesota and served from served from March 4, 1895 until his death on April 28, 1923. Irregularly cut at edges. Lightly worn. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.