1897 NY Central & Hudson River RR Bond Certificate signed by Chauncey Depew. This attractive scripophily railroad bond has two vignettes, top of William Vanderbilt, bottom of steam engine #999. Chauncey Depew (1834-1928) was a railroad executive / director at dozens of RR companies. As a young man he was a well known orator, speaking on behalf of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. In 1863, he was elected Secretary of New York State. In 1866, he took a job as Commodore Vanderbilt’s attorney. In 1885, Depew became President of the New York Central RR, and was now Vanderbilt's right hand man. At end of his professional life, he served as a U.S. senator (1899 to 1911). Full sheet of coupons attached at top. VF condition.
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