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Presidential Appointments for the Southern Claims Commission in 1871

Asa Owen Aldis

Asa Owen Aldis, a judge on the supreme court of Vermont from 1857 to 1865 and the president of the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1880, is the subject of this photographic portrait. This image was published in Officers and Members: Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Volume 6 (1903) by the Vermont Bar Association.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1903

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Google Books

Orange Ferriss

Orange Ferriss, a New York member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1867 to 1871, sits for a photographic portrait that is part of the Brady-Handy collection of glass-plate negatives at the Library of Congress. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Ferriss one of three members of the Southern Claims Commission, an entity created to adjudicate claims made by southern Unionists demanding payment for property appropriated from them by the Union army during the Civil War.

Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection

Created: Between 1860 and 1875

Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

James B. Howell

James B. Howell, a newspaper editor, lawyer, and politician, is the subject of this glass-plate photographic portrait made in the mid-nineteenth century. Howell served briefly as a Republican U.S. senator from Iowa. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Howell one of three members of the Southern Claims Commission, an entity created to adjudicate claims made by southern Unionists demanding payment for property appropriated from them by the Union army during the Civil War.

Original Author: Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Created: ca. 1860–1865

Medium: Glass-plate negative

Courtesy of U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

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  • Asa Owen Aldis

    Asa Owen Aldis, a judge on the supreme court of Vermont from 1857 to 1865 and the president of the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1880, is the subject of this photographic portrait. This image was published in Officers and Members: Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Volume 6 (1903) by the Vermont Bar Association.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1903

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Google Books

  • Orange Ferriss

    Orange Ferriss, a New York member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1867 to 1871, sits for a photographic portrait that is part of the Brady-Handy collection of glass-plate negatives at the Library of Congress. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Ferriss one of three members of the Southern Claims Commission, an entity created to adjudicate claims made by southern Unionists demanding payment for property appropriated from them by the Union army during the Civil War.

    Original Author: Brady-Handy Collection

    Created: Between 1860 and 1875

    Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

    Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

  • James B. Howell

    James B. Howell, a newspaper editor, lawyer, and politician, is the subject of this glass-plate photographic portrait made in the mid-nineteenth century. Howell served briefly as a Republican U.S. senator from Iowa. In 1871 President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Howell one of three members of the Southern Claims Commission, an entity created to adjudicate claims made by southern Unionists demanding payment for property appropriated from them by the Union army during the Civil War.

    Original Author: Brady National Photographic Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    Created: ca. 1860–1865

    Medium: Glass-plate negative

    Courtesy of U.S. National Archives and Records Administration