Francis Spinner served as a member of the US House of Representatives (1855-1861) before his appointment as Treasurer of the United States (1861-1875) by Abraham Lincoln. He is remembered for being the first government official to hire women. Spinner deliberately discouraged forgeries with his ornate signature as shown in this check. His sugnature on Greenback currrency made his autograph one of the most familiar in America. Spinner said this about his autograph: I first practiced it while in the sheriff's office about 1835; I used it while commissioner for building the asylum at Utica, and as cashier and president of the Mohawk valley bank, and for franking while in congress. It was brought to its highest perfection when I was treasurer. Attributes of Spinner's signature is discussed in The Complete Guide to Check Collecting. This fabulous Francis Spinner autograph check reproduction would make a wonderful display or addition to an album.