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Hamilton Fish & Hamilton Fish Junior signed Railroad Proxy dated 1890 - Autograph of Father & Son as Stockholders of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Co.

Inv# AU1772   Autograph
State(s): California
Years: 1890
Color: Black and White

Hamilton Fish & Hamilton Fish Junior signed Railroad Proxy dated 1890. Autograph of Father & Son as Stockholders of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Co. Unique!

Hamilton Fish (August 3, 1808 – September 7, 1893) was an American politician and statesman who served as the 16th governor of New York from 1849 to 1850, a United States senator from New York from 1851 to 1857, and the 26th U.S. secretary of state from 1869 to 1877. Fish was the most trusted advisor to President Ulysses S. Grant and recognized as the pillar of Grant's presidency. He is considered one of the nation's most effective U.S. secretaries of state by scholars, known for his judiciousness and efforts towards reform and diplomatic moderation. He settled the controversial Alabama Claims with the United Kingdom, developing the concept of international arbitration and avoided war with Spain over Cuban independence by coolly handling the volatile Virginius incident. He also organized a peace conference and treaty between South American countries and Spain. In 1875, Fish negotiated a reciprocal trade treaty for sugar production with the Kingdom of Hawai'i, initiating the process which ended in the 1893 overthrow of the House of Kal?kaua and statehood. Fish worked with James Milton Turner to settle the Liberia-Grebo War in 1876. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Fish

Hamilton Fish II (April 17, 1849 – January 15, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly and a member of the United States House of Representatives. He was selected in 1903 to serve as assistant treasurer of the United States in charge of the Wall Street sub-treasury in the administration of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt's first choice, Robert Bacon, declined the position. He withdrew his second choice, William Plimley, after objections from several senators and New York bank presidents to the appointment of a political aide who had no relevant experience. Roosevelt then nominated Fish, who was promptly confirmed. He resigned from the Treasury in 1908 to run for the United States House of Representatives against Andrew C. Zabriskie. He defeated Zabriskie and was elected to represent New York's 21st district and served for a single term from March 4, 1909, until March 3, 1911. He was defeated for reelection. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Fish_II

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Price: $900.00