Charles Seymour Whitman on His Inauguration as Governor of New York, Albany, 1915
May, 1915
Charles Seymour Whitman served as Republican Governor of New York from January 1915 to December 1918. In 1920 Charles Whitman argued on behalf of Gitlow for a certificate of reasonable doubt after Gitlow was convicted that would let him out on bail pending an appeal. Whitman based the plea on the admission of improper evidence and damaging statements by Assistant District Attorney Rorke. But the certificate was denied and Gitlow was sent straight to Sing Sing prison. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-132769.