Description

Black and white sketch of Edward Cross, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Edward Cross

Born in Virginia 1798.. When he was a few months old his parents moved to Kentucky.. Judge Cross read law and was admitted to the bar at Knoxville… Began practice at Monroe, Tenn.. Went to Washington Ark., Where he formed a law partnership with Daniel Ringo. At the age of 34 he was appointed to the superior court.. On the bench he was the colleague of Bates, Johnson and Eskridge...

Cross served three terms in congress where he took leading part in negotiations which led to the annexation of Texas.. Later he promoted the Cairo & Fulton Railroad of which he was president from 1855 to 1862.. During the Civil War he was depository for the Confederate government and handled $100,000,000 of public funds.. Died in Little Rock May 1887.

"He was a man whom Arkansas ought to delight in honoring" -Albert Pike

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 14

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Edward Cross, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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