Lafayette Sabine Foster, Us Senator, Signed Check, Coa For Sale
Lafayette Sabine Foster (1806-1880). L. F. S. Foster was a politician and lawyer from Connecticut. He served in the United States Senate from 1855 to 1867. Foster was elected President pro tempore of the Senate at the beginning of the 39th Congress in 1865, and held that title until the end of his term in 1867. Six weeks after he was elected, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth . George Atzerodt, an accomplice of Booth's, was supposed to assassinate Vice-President Andrew Johnson, but he failed to act. If Atzerodt were to have assassinated Johnson, Foster would have been next in line for the presidency and would have been Lincoln's successor as President of the United States. With Johnson's elevation to the presidency, Foster instead became President of the Senate. Since there was no provision for Vice-Presidential succession, Foster remained next in line to the Presidency. He is often included on lists of Vice-Presidents of the US and he is sometimes referred to as an acting Vice-President. His signature on an check drawn on the Norwich (Connecticut)National Bank dated Nov. 02, 1874. Cut cancel not affecting signature.Pages of History provides a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We are full time autograph and document dealers registered with the UACC (#036), and members of the Manuscript Society.Payments must be by Pay Pal.We will combine shipping on multiple purchases.(373C)
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