William Butler Ogden served as the first mayor of Chicago (1837-1838). Ogden was a staunch supporter of the Chicago Historical Society and became president of Rush Medical College. Ogden also became president of the University of Chicago. Ogden was also famous for becoming president of the Union Pacific Railroad when the transcontinental railroad was being built. Your order comes with a reproduction of the reverse of this check showing Ogden's flamboyant endorsement. This William Butler Ogden autograph reproduction would look great on display in your home or office.
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