Portrait of Andrew Shuman (1830-1890) head and shoulders, facing slightly to the left. He is in a dark suit, white shirt and black cravat. Seated; red drape in background. Shuman was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1830 and died in Chicago, Illinois in 1890. In 1858 he came to Chicago and became editor of the Chicago Evening Journal and supported Linocln's administration. In 1876 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois. He was an Associate Member of the Chicago Historical Society from 1882 until 1887 and was a personal friend of Mr. George P. A. Healy.
Andrew Shuman (1830–90) moved from Pennsylvania to work for the Chicago Evening Journal in 1856. Two years later, he followed the Lincoln-Douglas debates and developed a deep admiration for Lincoln. During the Civil War, Shuman, now managing editor of the paper, remained loyal to the Lincoln administration with favorable news coverage. Later in life, Shuman left the newspaper business, entered politics, and served as Illinois lieutenant governor from 1876-80.