Beautiful certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia issued in 1890. This historic document has a seal of the state of virginia. This item has the signature of the Governor, Philip W. McKinney and the Secretary of the Commonwealth and Keeper of the Seals and is over 117 years old.
Philip Watkins McKinney (May 1, 1832-March 1, 1899) American politician who served as a Democratic Governor of Virginia from 1890 to 1894. McKinney served as a Confederate officer in the American Civil War in Co. K, 4th VA Cav., Capt. Philip W. McKinney's Co. He beat Republican William Mahone in the 1889 Virginia gubernatorial election. He died in 1899. Interred at Westview Cemetery, Farmville, Virginia.