Lot 37: 1889 President-Elect BENJAMIN HARRISON Autograph Signed Check
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1889 President-Elect Benjamin Harrison Signed Check
BENJAMIN HARRISON (1833-1901). 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893.
January 4, 1889-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed, "Benj. Harrison," as President-Elect, 1 page, 7.25" x 3", Choice Extremely Fine. Being a check drawn on Fletcher's Bank, Indianapolis, Ind., both Engrossed and Signed by Harrison, and in the amount of $8.27. Cut-cancelled in lower right, intersecting signature but not detracting from it. Harrison was elected in 1888 and assumed the office of President on March 4, 1889, just two months after this check was written. Harrison succeeded Grover Cleveland, who again won the presidency in 1892.