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Underwood & Underwood. Hon. Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. VG. $15

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Underwood & Underwood. U.S. Senator Warren mounted for his 60-mile ride with the President, Laramie to Cheyenne. VG. $50

E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 2878. Gov. E.D. Morgan, N.Y. Edwin Denison Morgan (February 8, 1811 – February 14, 1883) was the 21st Governor of New York from 1859 to 1862 and served in the United States Senate from 1863 to 1869. He was the first and longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was also a Union Army general during the Civil War. A native of Massachusetts, Morgan was raised in Connecticut, trained as a merchant in Hartford, and served on the city council. He later moved to New York City, where he became a successful wholesale grocer and bond broker and served as an assistant alderman and member of the New York State Senate. Originally a Whig, he was one of the founders of the Republican Party, and he served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1856 to 1864 and 1872 to 1876. In 1858, Morgan was elected Governor of New York, and he served from 1859 to 1862. As governor during the Civil War, Morgan supported the Union. Appointed a major general of volunteers in the Union Army, he commanded the military’s Department of New York while serving as governor. In 1863, he was elected to the United States Senate, where he served one term. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1869, and the unsuccessful Republican nominee for governor in 1876. Morgan had been a patron of Chester A. Arthur at the start of Arthur’s career; when Arthur became president, he nominated Morgan as United States Secretary of the Treasury. Morgan was confirmed by the Senate, but declined on the grounds of age and ill health. Morgan died in New York City in 1883, and was buried in Connecticut. VG. $75

B.W. Kilburn. 10288. Gov. Greenhalge’s address of welcome to Christian Endeavor, Boston, ’95. G. $15

Keystone. U-31197. Three Generations of the Root Family. VG. $50