Signatures of “Little Discussed” Presidents Now on Display Tuesday, May 11, 2010Posted by pbaran in updates.
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The State Archives has rotated Presidential signatures on display in Memorial Hall of the Museum of Connecticut History. Now featured are signatures of “little discussed” Presidents. They are Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, and Benjamin Harrison. Documents include President Fillmore’s commission to Nathaniel Lyon as a Captain. Lyon went on to become a Brigadier General and was the first Union General to fall in the Civil War. The signatures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln remain on display.