Lamar, Lucius Q. C.
Card signed as Associate Justice 1889-93, drafted Mississippi’s Ordinance of Secession, CSA diplomat, Cleveland’s Interior Secretary
Autograph ID: 7185
Condition: Good, thin vertical stain at left, some training at right top
Description: “(1825-1893) Mississippi US Rep 1857-60, 1873-77. He retired from the House Dec. 1860 to become a member of Mississipp’s Secession Convention; he drafted the state’s Ordinance of Secession. CSA envoy to Russia 1862 and special envoy to England and France. US Senator (D) 1877-85, Secretary of the Interior 1885-88 (Cleveland). As Associate Justice 1888-93, wrote pro-business opinions in Kidd v. Pearson (1888) narrowly defining “commerce” as excluding manufacturing, and McCall v. California (1890) protecting interstate commerce from state interference.
Signed 2 ¼ x 3 ½ card presenting his autograph as Associate Justice, undated (1889-93)”
Type: Signed Card