Portrait of Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 5 5/16 in. ( 18.1 x 13.5 cm )
signature: lower left: "Wm HWalker" inscriptions and date: lower center: "Nicholas Murray Butler / Jan 16/34 / Dutch Treat" and lower right: "PRES. COLUMBIA / UNIVERISTY"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker. / Jan 16/34 DUTCH TREAT"; at lower right: "PRES COLUMBIA / UNIVERSITY"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Nicholas Murray Butler"
In 1912 Butler ran unsuccessfully for vice-president on the Republican party ticket, and in 1920 received nearly seventy votes from the New York delegation in nomination as Republican candidate for president. He was a president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and in 1931 was a co-winner (with Jane Addams) of the Nobel Prize for Peace. He was president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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