(1808-73) After graduating from Dartmouth, he practiced law in Ohio and became a leader in the Liberty, later Free-Soil, party. Elected to the Senate in 1849, he was chosen Governor of Ohio, representing the new Republican party, in 1855 and served for two terms. He had an extreme anti-slavery viewpoint, which prevented his getting the presidential nomination in 1860. Resigning his Senate seat, he became Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, serving until July 1864, and was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in October of that year.
7 3/4 x 10 1/4, portrait of Secretary Chase seated at his desk. Printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York. Copyright 1863. The wavy lines in the upper background area are not in the original print. They are being caused by the scanning software.