Impromptu Speech of Governor Richard Oglesby by Judge Marcus Kavanagh, published by the Lakeside Press in 1905. Inscribed by Charles G. Dawes to Frank A. Vanderlip, president of National City Bank, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and architect of the Federal Reserve System.
Twelvemo, [unpaginated]. Brown morocco, double gilt fillet border on covers, gilt floral design on spine. Marbled endpapers, decorative gilt turn-ins. Top edge gilt. Wear and chipping to spine, front joint worn. Complete with six illustrated plates. (National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints 42994) From the library of Frank A. Vanderlip, with his bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Inscription reads: “For my friend F.A. Vanderlip, from Charles G. Dawes / Jany 20th, 1906.”
Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899) fought in both the Mexican War and Civil War, rising to the rank of major general. In 1864, Oglesby was encouraged to run for governor of Illinois by his longtime friend Abraham Lincoln. The following year, Governor Oglesby was present at the Petersen House when Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Oglesby served three nonconsecutive terms as governor, and he also served one term as a U.S. Senator. The town of Oglesby, Illinois is named in his honor. The preface of this book was written by the future Vice President of the United States, Charles G. Dawes.