GOVERNOR DEWITT C. SENTER PAPERS, 1869-1871

Lawyer, farmer, and politician, DeWitt Clinton Senter, as Speaker of the Senate, succeeded to the governorship of Tennessee in February 1869. After serving out William G. Brownlow’s term of office, Senter was elected for another term ending in 1871. The papers of Governor Senter measure three linear feet, consisting of correspondence, two letter books, petitions for pardons, pardons, petitions of appointments for positions, appointments and removals of voter registrars, and other miscellaneous subjects. There are no restrictions on the material, and copies of items may be made for individual or scholarly use.