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A photograph of Mordecai Baldwin Oliver, 1819-1898, seated on the left with fellow members of the Howard Committee, which was established by the U.S. Congress in 1856 to investigate claims of voting fraud in Kansas Territory. People in the photograph are identified as: front row, left to right, Mordecai B. Oliver, William A. Howard, John Sherman, and the back row, William Blair Lord and John Upton. Oliver, who supported the pro-slavery faction in the Kansas Territory's "Bogus Legislature" election in 1855, was elected to Congress in 1852 from his home state of Missouri, and reelected in 1856.

Date: 1856

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Item Number: 209709
Call Number: B Oliver, Mordecai B. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209709

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