Black leather portfolio. Belonged to Jonathan P. Dolliver, US Senator. Inscribed in gold "Jonathan P. Dolliver, U.S. Senate". Presented to department about 1945. Donor is daughter of Senator Dolliver.
In 1888, Dolliver challenged the incumbent U.S. Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Iowa, Adoniram J. Holmes for the Republican Nomination. Dolliver won the nomination and was elected in 1888. He was re-elected into the House of Representatives five times. In 1900, Dolliver was considered for Vice President for William McKinley, but in the end Theodore Roosevelt was selected. Later in 1900, U.S. Senator John H. Gear died while in office. Governor Leslie M. Shaw selected Dolliver to replace Gear. He was re-elected for Senate twice. In 1908, was again considered as the Vice President under William Howard Taft's ticket. However, James S. Sherman was selected.
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