William Preston
Original Author: Mathew B. Brady
Created: 1844–1849
Medium: Half-plate daguerreotype, gold toned

William Preston

This portrait of William Preston was taken in Mathew B. Brady's photographic studio sometime between 1844 and 1849. Preston served in the House of Delegates (1830–1832, 1844–1845), the Senate of Virginia (1840–1844), the U.S. House of Representatives (1847–1849), and the Confederate Senate (1862), as well as U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1849–1850).

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