Secretary of State Hamilton Fish Signature


Secretary of State Hamilton Fish Signature. In ink, large and bold. Beautiful item to frame. Slip measures 7.75 X 3. Ideal for framing.


Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) served New York as Governor (1849-1850), Congressman (1843-1845) and Senator (1851-1857) and was President Grant’s only Secretary of State (1869-1877). Originally elected as a Whig, Fish joined the new Republican Party during his term in the Senate. He proved a very capable Secretary of State, peacefully resolving several thorny international disputes. His son, grandson and great-grandson, each named Hamilton Fish, represented New York in the House of Representatives. 

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