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Thomas Hart Benton. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. New York: Johnson, Fry and Co., 1861. $95.00

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Thomas Hart Benton 91782-1858)

An American writer and a Democratic party leader, Benton championed agrarian interests and westward expansion. He served 5 terms as senator from Missouri. He was known to be feisty and hotheaded in pursuit of his goals. He challenged Andrew Jackson to a duel and lived the rest of his life with Jackson's bullet lodged in his body.

Steel engraving.
10 ¾ x 8 inches, sheet.
Excellent condition.