Charles O’conor Signature Engraving Civil War Jeff Davis Tammany Lawyer Irish **


Charles O’conor Signature Engraving Civil War Jeff Davis Tammany Lawyer Irish **

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Charles O’conor Signature Engraving Civil War Jeff Davis Tammany Lawyer Irish **:
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Charles O’Conor signature + matted steel engraving, with biographical, genealogical, and other information.

Prominent American 19th century lawyer, candidate in the1872 U.S. presidential election, prosecuted “Boss” Tweed Ring in New York, and represented Jefferson Davisafter the Civil War.

O’Conor was senior counsel representing Jefferson Davis (President of Confederate States, 1861-1865), on his indictment fortreason. President Johnson had erroneously written that Mr. Davis had conspired to assassinate President Lincoln. O’Conor also appeared upon Davis' bond when bail was admitted. The charges against Davis were dismissed. These facts and O'Conor's connection with the Roman Catholic Church affected his political fortunes unfavorably.

In 1851 O'Conor was co-founderof Children's Village with 23 other prominent NY citizens, concerned about the growing numbers of street children in New York City. The Children's Village, formerly the New York Juvenile Asylum, is still a private, non-profit residential treatment facility and school for troubled children today.

As Special Deputy Attorney General for the State of New York, Charles O'Conor prosecuted William M. "Boss"Tweed, head of New York City's Tammany Hall, and his associates (1871-1875), causing the dissolution of the Tweed Ring. Tammany Hall was the late 19th century Democrat political machine of New York, notorious for graft and other political corruption.O’Conor declined any compensation for his services in the Tweed cases.

On Sept. 3, 1872, in Louisville, KY, O'Conor was nominated for President by the newly formed Bourbon Democrats, or the Straight-Out Democrat Party.He was the first Catholic to be nominated for President of the United States. Charles Francis Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and grandson of John Adams, was nominated as his Vice President.In July, the Democrats had nominated the Liberal Republican Party ticket of Horace Greeley and Benjamin Gratz Brown.A group of Democrats opposed this union, formed a new party, and nominated O'Conor and Adams. O'Conor declined the nomination but was not permitted to withdraw.In the Nov. 5, 1872 presidential election, Grant-Wilson received 3.6 million popular votes to 2.8 million for Greeley-Brown, and 29,489 for O'Conor-Adams.

The fountain pen signature is on laid paper, slightly toned with slight center fold, small adhesive stains in lower left. Otherwise in fine condition. **Interesting note along with this signature states it was, “immediately dropped into the cuspidor,” (spittoon) in 1879! Was it by accident? Please see the photos.

Signature:"Ch. O'Conor"in black fountain pen ink, 4-1/2 x 2.Along with Black Matted Vintage Steel Engraving of O'Conor, over all dimensions 11 x 14", and shrink wrapped for security.

Includes more biographical, genealogical, and other information on the back.

Will make a splendid display piece in your collection, a very special item for the Civil War era memorabilia enthusiast, or an outstanding gift for the Irish ancestry / political collector.

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