United States Senator from Nebraska
(1830-97) Born at Glen Falls, Warren County, N.Y., he attended Glen Falls Academy, and Union College, in Schenectady, N.Y., taught school, studied law, moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1857, was admitted to the bar, and commenced a law practice in Omaha. Was a delegate to the first Territorial Convention in 1859. Served as Secretary of the Territory of Nebraska, 1861-67, performing the duties of Acting Governor part of the time. Served as U.S. Senator, 1875-81, and 1887-93. Was Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, and Chairman of the Committee on the Improvement of the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries.
Signature: 4 x 1/2, in ink, A.S. Paddock.