The First Full-term African American Senator Signs a Deed. Blanche Bruce was the first full-term African American to serve in the U. He was then appointed by President James Garfield as Register of the U. He later served as the Washington, D. Signature panel 8¼ x 3½ in.Overall dimensions 8¼ x 14 in. Fellow Mississippian Hiram Revels was the first African American to serve in the Senate and U. Congress as a whole but was elected to finish a term.
Bruce was born in Virginia, moved to Missouri, and attended Oberlin College in Ohio. In 1864, he established a school for African Americans in Hannibal, Missouri. Bruce was a wealthy landowner in Mississippi during Reconstruction and won election to county positions, including county sheriff. In 1874, Bruce was elected by the Mississippi State legislature to the position of U. He was also the first African American to preside over Senate proceedings when he took the gavel on February 14, 1879.Historic Documents and Legacy Collections. For over 20 years, Seth Kaller has been one of the countrys largest buyers of important historic documents and artifacts. More than 10,000 rare manuscripts, documents, maps, and books handled by Kaller are now in institutional and private collections including working drafts of the United States Constitution, Lincoln-signed copies of the 13th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation, and rare prints and broadsides of the Declaration of Independence. Kaller is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the Professional Autograph Dealers Association (PADA), the American Antiquarian Society, the Manuscript Society, the New-York Historical Societys Chairmans Council, and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Advisory Board. Everything we sell comes with our absolute guarantee that it is original and authentic. Whether youre interested in the Founding Fathers, Documents of Freedom, Battles and Leaders, the Civil War, African-Americana, World History, Science, or a particular hero or villain, we can help you explore opportunities to take ownership of history. We can coordinate every aspect of the process for you, from searching for individual items to building entire world-class collections for your home, business, foundation, or favorite museum.
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The item "Blanche Bruce Autograph, First Full-term African American Senator" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Paper".
The seller is "sethkaller" and is located in White Plains, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.