John D. Long - Poem Signed
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John D. Long - Poem Signed:
JOHN D. LONG - POEM SIGNED JOHN D. LONG. Typed Poem signed: "John D. Long", 1p, 8x7. Titled: "Charade for the Transcript". In full: "Of a discoverer's name, undimmed by age,/Read but a half and you my first rehearse;/A well known period next on history's page./Both are familiar forms in Whittier's verse." Long (1838-1915) followed his terms in the state legislature (1875-1878) with service as Lieutenant Governor (1879) and Governor (1880-1882) of Massachusetts, then went to Washington as a U.S. Representative (1883-1889). He was Secretary of the Navy under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (1897-1902). Lightly creased. Shaded at lower edge, light stains at blank areas. Tips of upper left and right blank corners torn off. Overall, fine condition.
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