JUSTIN SMITH MORRILL SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE, "J. S. Morrill, Stratford, VT", 5.5 x 2.25, large ink signature, of Civil War Congressman famous for his Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, Mormon Anti-Bigamy Act, and legislation that led to the establishment of historically black colleges in South. In fine condition.
Justin Smith Morrill (1810-98) was a Representative and a Senator from Vermont, most widely remembered today for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act that established federal funding for establishing many of the United States' public colleges and universities. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party. He was also responsible for the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act (1862) which targeted The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints based, on their practice of plural marriages (polygamy) and a second Land Grant Collage Act (1890) which targeted former Confederate states and led to creation of several historically black colleges and universities.