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Montana Territorial Governor Benjamin Platt Carpenter Signed Check 1885 Rare For Sale
This old and wonderful check which is signed by Territorial Governor, Benjamin Platt Carpenter dated 1885.
Carpenter was born inStanford,Dutchess County, New York. He graduated fromUnion Collegein 1857, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced inPoughkeepsie, New York. On November 24, 1860, he married Esther Thorn, and they had three children.
Carpenter was District Attorney of Dutchess County from 1864 to 1869; a delegate to theNew York State Constitutional Conventionof 1867-68; a delegate to the1868and1884 Republican National Conventions; a member of theNew York State Senate(11th D.) in1876and1877; and Judge of the Dutchess County Court from 1878 to 1882.
At theNew York state election, 1882, he ran forLieutenant Governor of New Yorkon theRepublicanticket withCharles J. Folger, but they were heavily defeated by DemocratsGrover ClevelandandDavid B. Hill.
In December 1884, he was appointed by PresidentChester A. Arthuras Governor of theMontana Territory, and on December 31, 1884, he left Poughkeepsie forHelena, Montana. After a short tenure, he was removed from office by the new Democratic President, Grover Cleveland, but he stayed in Montana, and was a delegate to theMontana State Constitutional Conventionof 18
On December 24, 1921, Carpenter died inChula Vista,San Diego County, California.
His brother Jacob B. Carpenter (1826–1894) was Mayor of Poughkeepsie in to pay 2.24 S&H Please see our other Montana Territorial items which included stagecoach, railroad, mining, banking, merchant, photographs, stereoviews,Native American, Indian, Forts, steamboat, riverboat, stocks, checks, ledgers, and many other historical items relating to Montana Territory in her early years.
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Montana Territorial Governor Benjamin Platt Carpenter Signed Check 1885 Rare: $30