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Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Company (Signed by William Boyd Allison)

SKU: 8385
Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Company Signed by William Boyd Allison

Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Company (Signed by William Boyd Allison)

SKU: 8385
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You will receive the exact certificate pictured




Guaranteed authentic




Over 150 years old




Interest bond




May 1, 1868




Issued, canceled




E. S. Skinner & Co., Stationers




Hand signed




14 1/2" (w) by 12 1/4" (h)




Signed by William Boyd Allison


William Boyd Allison, a Representative and a Senator from Iowa, was born in Perry, Ohio on March 2, 1829; and attended country schools, the academy in Wooster, Ohio, and Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio (now in Cleveland), in 1849; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He commenced practice in Ashland, Ohio; and was an unsuccessful candidate for district attorney in 1856.

Allison settled in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1857 and resumed the practice of law; served as a lieutenant colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, and to the three succeeding, Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1871). He was Chairman of the Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (1869-71); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1870, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate. He then resumed the practice of law in Dubuque; and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1872. Allison was reelected in 1878, 1884, 1890, 1896, and again in 1902, and served from March 4, 1873, until his death on August 4, 1908. During his tenure, Allison was the Republican Conference Chairman (Fifty-fifth to Sixtieth Congresses); Chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-fourth to Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Forty-seventh to Fifty-second, and Fifty-fourth to Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Engrossed Bills (Fifty-third Congress) Allison died in Dubuque.

The Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Company was originally founded in 1868. The company operated the original Dubuque Rail Bridge, a swing bridge constructed by Andrew Carnegie. The bridge opened in December of 1868, and was primarily used by the Illinois Central Railroad.

The Dubuque Rail Bridge was rebuilt in the 1890s and has 5 spans and a swing-span. Because of a 150-foot bluff very close to the Mississippi riverbank on the Illinois side, the railroad tracks enter a 1/4-mile tunnel that curves 90-degrees to the south to allow trains to proceed along the tracks adjacent to the river south of the bridge.

At least two famous men at one time worked for this important railroad bridge company 鈥 James A. Roosevelt (FDR鈥檚 father) and General Caleb Hoskins Booth (who help found the company). Booth was one of Iowa鈥檚 most successful businessmen, and was the first mayor of Dubuque.

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We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.

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