Elbridge G. Spaulding (1809-1897)

Elbridge Gerry Spaulding was a politician, congressman, banker and lawyer from Buffalo, New York. He served in the state assembly and as mayor of Buffalo. Spaulding was elected the U.S. Representative from New York and served from 1849 until 1851, and again from 1859 until 1863. Spaulding wrote the Legal Tender Act of 1862, which allowed the U.S. government to issue "greenbacks" or paper money in order to cope with the financial crisis and government debt of the Civil War.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES17806
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1067px
Width:
698px
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