Assistant Provost Marshal General for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota during the Civil War
United States Congressman from Kansas
Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress
(1831-1909) He resided in Lawrence, Kansas at the outbreak of the Civil War and enlisted as a volunteer. He was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers by President Lincoln on February 9, 1863. Served as Captain and Assistant Provost Marshal General for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Dakota. Elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th and 41st U.S. Congresses, serving 1865-71, which included the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Served as Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs. Served as a member of the Kansas State House of Representatives in 1879, and served as speaker. He moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1889, and engaged in railroad building, was chairman of the statehood executive committee in 1891, and was a member of the Territorial Council, 1898-1902.
Signature With Place: 5 1/4 x 4 5/8, in ink, Sidney Clarke, Lawrence, Kansas.