DIX, JOHN A.
Dix was a trusted public servant and financier in the period leading up to the Civil War. He served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the last three months of the Buchanan administration (Jan. - March 1861), at the insistence of the eastern money interests who knew that Dix's presence would lend stability to that faltering administration. In May 1861, Lincoln appointed Dix major general of volunteers and, as such, Dix outranked all other volunteer officers until the end of the War. After the War, Dix had a distinguished career in both diplomacy and politics, serving as Minister to France, 1866-1869, and as governor of New York, 1872-1874.

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Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Stock Signed As President By John A. Dix

 DIX, JOHN A.
1857, Iowa. Stock certificate for 100 shares in the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company. Black. Engraved depiction of the Government Bridge, the first railroad bridge to ever span the Mississippi River at top, Indians on horseback below. Signed as president by JOHN A. DIX (1798-1879). Dix was Union general during the Civil War, Secretary of the Treasury and railroad executive. Dix was a trusted public servant and financier in the period leading up to the Civil War. He served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the last three months of the Buchanan administration (Jan. - March 1861), at the insistence of the eastern money interests who knew that Dix's presence would lend stability to that faltering administration. In May 1861, Lincoln appointed Dix major general of volunteers and, as such, Dix outranked all other volunteer officers until the end of the War. After the War, Dix had a distinguished career in both diplomacy and politics, serving as Minister to France, 1866-1869, and as governor of New York, 1872-1874. Pen and punch cancellations, the latter affecting Dix's signature. Very fine.
Catalog: # SB-5678
State: Mississippi
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00

Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Stock Signed As President By John A. Dix

 DIX, JOHN A.
1856, Iowa. Stock certificate for 12 shares in the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company. Black. Engraved multi-vignetted certificate depicting Indians at bottom and railroad bridge at top. Signed as president by JOHN A. DIX (1798-1879). Dix was Union general during the Civil War, Secretary of the Treasury and railroad executive. Dix was a trusted public servant and financier in the period leading up to the Civil War. He served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the last three months of the Buchanan administration (Jan. - March 1861), at the insistence of the eastern money interests who knew that Dix's presence would lend stability to that faltering administration. In May 1861, Lincoln appointed Dix major general of volunteers and, as such, Dix outranked all other volunteer officers until the end of the War. After the War, Dix had a distinguished career in both diplomacy and politics, serving as Minister to France, 1866-1869, and as governor of New York, 1872-1874. Pen and punch cancellations, the latter affecting Dix's signature. Very fine.
Catalog: # SB-5643
State: Mississippi
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00