Wilson Shannon portrait. The 14th, and 16th Governor of Ohio. The first Native Governor of Ohio. Terms in office: 1838-40, and 1842-44.
Appointed by President Tyler in 1844 to be the Minister to Mexico.
Appointed to be the 2nd Territorial Governor of Kansas by President Pierce in 1855. He served in that position until 1856.
D.H. Williams is the artist. Commissioned in 1874 to paint the portrait, just 3 years before Wilson Shannon passed away.
There is minor damage to the canvas, although it was professionally repaired years ago. Despite it being difficult to tell, it is none the less there. In the lighted area's right boundary (to the right of his face), between his nose, and his mouth there was a tear.
The painting dimensions are: 33 1/2 inches in length, and, 28 inches in width.
A two-State Governor, this piece of American history is a most unique, and impressive piece.
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