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John C. Fremont. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. New York: Johnson, Fry and Co., 1862. $95.00

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John C. Fremont (1813-1890) was an American military officer, an explorer and a politician. He was well known for his accomplishments in all three areas. He was one of the first two US senators from California. He lead 4 expeditions into the western pat of the United States and served a military governor of California during the Mexican American War. He made a lot of money in the California gold rush but lost much of it in lawsuits.

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