Morgan Bulkeley

Morgan Bulkeley autograph
Birthdate 12/26/1837
Death Date 11/2/1922
Debut Year 1876
Year of Induction 1937
Teams MLB, National League
Positions Executive, League President

The 1st National League President, Morgan Bulkeley was also a Civil War veteran, Mayor of Hartford, Governor of Connecticut & US Senator.

In the collection:

Civil War veteran and Senator Morgan Bulkeley writes about pensions for Civil War soldiers and sailors

Civil War veteran and Senator Morgan Bulkeley writes about pensions for Civil War soldiers and sailors

Morgan Bulkeley lived a colorful and meaningful life. He served in the US Civil War, was a mayor, a governor, and a senator in addition to being the first president of the National League. In the collection is the letter above written in his capacity of US Senator. In the letter Bulkeley writes, 
1965 National League president Warren Giles responds to autograph request of Bulkeley, the first NL president

1965 National League president Warren Giles responds to autograph request of Bulkeley, the first NL president

Collectors of Hall of Fame autographs search far and wide for signatures. In this letter National League President Warren Giles responds to a fan’s request about obtaining the autograph of the league’s first president, Morgan Bulkeley. In his letter dated May 7, 1965 Giles informs the autog

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