James S. Rollins (1812-1888)
James Sidney Rollins was a lawyer who was active in Missouri politics as a Whig. He served in the state legislature where he was instrumental in founding the state university. He was elected to be the U.S. Representative from Missouri (1861-65) as a Constitutional Unionist. Although he was a slave owner, he was against secession and realized that slavery was doomed. In his political career, he supported federal and state aid for railroad development and introduced the Pacific Railroad Bill of 1862.
- 1865 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Glass Negative Print
- Mathew Brady
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