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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 10

BOOK: BLANCHE BRUCE, REGISTER OF THE TREASURY

Ron Benice writes: "A recently published book, "The Senator and
the Socialite", by Lawrence Otis Graham is a biography of Blanche
Bruce who was Register of the Treasury 1881 - 1885 and 1897 -1898
and thereby a signer of U. S. currency.  He was born into slavery
in 1841, became a United States Senator from Mississippi during
Reconstruction and after being defeated for reelection was
appointed Register by President Garfield.  I assume this made him
the first black signer of U.S. currency.  Was he the only one?"

[Good question.  The Wikipedia entry agrees that Bruce was the
first African-American signer of U.S. currency.  Can anyone list
the others for us?  -Editor]

To read more on Blanche Bruce, see:
wiki/Blanche_Bruce
csusm.edu

For a table of signature combinations on U.S. currency, see
this page on Ron Benice's web site: ronscurrency.com/rcsig.htm

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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