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Lot #63
James A. Garfield

Signed on election day—November 2, 1880

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Signed on election day—November 2, 1880

Ink signature, “J. A. Garfield, Nov. 2, 1880,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card. In fine condition. The presidential election took place on November 2, 1880, in which the Republican Garfield easily defeated Winfield Scott Hancock, winning 214 electoral votes to Hancock’s 155. However, the general political sentiment within the country was evenly split, and the difference in the popular vote was under 2,000. Garfield’s victory marked the sixth consecutive victory in the presidential election for the Republican Party, its longest winning streak in history. Signed on the day of this important election, this is a desirable and historically significant signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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