Mathew Lyon
 

Mathew Lyon

AMERICAN POLITICAL LDR & PIONEER

Matthew Lyon saw service during the American Revolution and was a vociferous anti-federalist member of the United States House of Representatives who was convicted, under the Sedition Act, for criticizing President John Adams in 1798. It was following this that one of the most important elements of the United States Constitution, the First Amendment, which prevents the infringement of freedom of speech, was first implemented. Lyon, whose casting vote in the presidential election saw Thomas Jefferson enter the nation’s highest office, later served four terms as the Democratic Republican for Kentucky where he was a strong advocate for the abolition of slavery and was also appointed agent for the native Cherokee tribe.

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Mathew Lyon and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
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Mathew Lyon Print

This beautiful print of Mathew Lyon (1749 - 1822) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Mathew Lyon printed beside the portrait.

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