WILLIAM L. VISSCHER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE DOUBLE SIGNED - HFSID 174205
WILLIAM L. VISSCHER The poet, journalist and political staff member signs this note inscribed to Governor Charles E. Laughton Autograph note double signed: "Respectfully inscribed to Hon. Charles E. Laughton,/Governor of Washington, by his devoted friend./Will. L.
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WILLIAM L. VISSCHER The poet, journalist and political staff member signs this note inscribed to Governor Charles E. Laughton Autograph note double signed: "Respectfully inscribed to Hon. Charles E. Laughton,/Governor of Washington, by his devoted friend./Will. L. Visscher" and on verso: "Will. L. Visscher" in black ink. 6½x1¼. William L. Visscher (1842- Circa 1924) was an American journalist, author, and politician. He wrote two volumes of poetry and a number of novels and successful melodramas. He is said to be a descendant of the famous sculptor, Peter Visscher, and the royal house of Orange on his father's side and of the Huguenots on his mother's side. He was educated at Bath seminary and the University of Louisville, where he graduated in law. He began practicing journalism at the old Louisville Journal, and was successively with the Kansas City Journal, Kansas City Herald, the Gazette of St. Joseph, Mo., and Rocky Mountain News of Denver. While at St. Joseph Visscher was sent to Washington, D. C., where he spent one year as reporter of the House of Representatives. In the summer of 1888 he returned to the Pacific Coast and became editorial writer on the Portland Oregonian until becoming editor of the Tacoma Daily Globe. Visscher was a delegate to the late National Encampment of the G.A.R. held at Boston and was honored by a place on the Committee on Resolutions. He served on the military staff of the Governor of Washington. Later he became the president of the Washington Press Association. Edges irregular. Corners rounded and creased. Staple holes at left edge. Vertical creases. Pencil marks on front and on signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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