United States Congressman & Senator from Pennsylvania
(1811-63) Born in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pa., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1836, and commenced practice in Easton, Pa. Served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837-39; was appointed treasurer of Northampton County in 1841; served as U.S. Congressman, 1843-49; was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary War Pensions; served as U.S. Senator, 1851-57; was chairman of the Committee on Claims.
Signature With Place: 5 x 2 1/4, in ink, Rich'd Brodhead, Easton. Pa.