Description

Black and white sketch of Matthew Lyon, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

A romantic career

Matthew Lyon

Born 1750 in Ireland.. Came to America 1765.. Elected to congress from Vermont.. Cast the deciding vote that elected Thomas Jefferson.. Moved to Kentucky and served in congress from that state 1803 to 1811… Suffered business reverses during war of 1812. Moved to Missouri and was defeated for congress from that state..

Pres. Monroe appointed Lyon Indian agent at Spadra Bluff, Ark... In 1822 when he was 72 years old he made a 3000- mile river trip from Spadra to New Orleans with a boat-load of furs... Lyon opposed Jas. Woodson Bates for congress and the official returns showed him loser by votes.. Lyon declared himself elected.. Went to congress and was denied a hearing.. Died at Spadra 1822.. Elected to congress from Vermont and Kentucky; defeated for congress in Missouri and Arkansas...

"One of the most remarkable men in the United States."

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 42

Resource Type

Image

Collection

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

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Matthew Lyon, 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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