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    Cabinet Card Photograph of Miner & Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, circa 1880s. Fine image of Stewart (pencil notations on verso) mounted on cabinet card with photographer's imprint at bottom, reading "C.M. Bell, 459-465 Penn. Ave., Washington, D.C." William M. Stewart was one of the developers of the Comstock Lode and U. S. Senator from Nevada. Charles Milton Bell was known for a series of official portraits of the members of the US Congress. Measures approximately 6.5" x 4.5".

    William Morris Stewart was born in New York and headed to California in the 1850s. He found gold in California and began a successful career as a lawyer, investor, and politician. His political career started in 1854 when he was elected to the California Attorney General's office. After that, he moved to Virginia City, Nevada in the 1860s, where he had an interest in the Comstock Lode. Further pursuing his political career in 1864, Stewart was elected to the U. S. Senate as a Republican. Over the next forty years, Stewart would be elected senator from Nevada four times, serving a total of 29 years.

    Condition: Very fine-excellent


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    January, 2009
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