Reuben Eaton Fenton (1819-1885)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 24 3/4 in. ( 76.2 x 62.9 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "AWT / Albany / NY 67"
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Born in Carroll, New York, Fenton was elected to Congress in 1852 and soon after became one of the organizers of the Republican party (1854); with the exception of one term he remained in Congress until 1864. Subsequently, he served two terms as governor of New York (1864-68). His political career continued in the U.S. Senate (1869-75), but he eventually lost control of his party in the state to Roscoe Conkling.
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Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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Creative: Tronvig Group