Rare 1935 Life of Robert M.T. Hunter, Confederate States Politician 1st edition

Life of Robert M.T. Hunter A Study in Sectionalism and Secession

By Henry H. Simms

Published: The William Byrd Press, Richmond, 1935. FIRST EDITION.

234 pp. Original black cloth hardcover with red embossed title on cover and spine. Minor scuffing to covers, bumped corners. Text is complete, clean and intact.

A truly beautiful copy of this scarce work. Not Ex-Lib.

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Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (April 21, 1809 – July 18, 1887) was an American statesman born in Essex County, Virginia .

Hunter entered the University of Virginia in his seventeenth year and was one of its first graduates. [1 ] While he was a student, he became a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society . He then studied law at the Winchester Law School , and in 1830 was admitted to the bar. From 1835 to 1837 he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates .

From 1837 to 1843, and again from 1845 to 1847, Hunter was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives . He served as Speaker of the House from 1839 to 1841, and is the youngest person ever to have held that position. From 1847 to 1861 he was in the Senate where he was chairman of the Committee on Finance from
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