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us: Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918



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    • us: Cameron, James Donald, 1833-1918
    • us: Cameron, Don, 1833-1918
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    • Cameron, James Donald, 1833-1918
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from NJ Hist. Soc. for Bradley, J.P. Papers, 1836-1937 (J. Donald Cameron)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Cameron, James Donald, 1833-1918; usage: J.D. Cameron; Hon., Pa.)
    • found: DAB (Cameron, James Donald, 1833-1918; railroad pres. (Northern Central RR); Sec. War; US Sen., Pa.; banker; s. Simon (1799-1889) Cameron & Margaret (Brua) C.; grad. Princeton; Sec. War, 1876-1877; US Sen. from Pa., replacing father; pres. Bank of Middletown (Pa.); Republican; res.: Lancaster, Pa.; m. 1: Mary McCormick (d. 1874); 2: Elizabeth Sherman; known as Don Cameron; J.D. Cameron)
    • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed March 9, 2015 (Cameron, James Donald, (son of Simon Cameron), Senator from Pennsylvania; b. Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., May 14, 1833; graduated from Princeton College in 1852; recd. graduate degree in 1855; bank clerk and cashier; president of the Northern Central Railway Co. of Pennsylvania 1866-1874; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Ulysses Grant 1876-1877; chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1880; elected as Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of his father, Simon Cameron, March 5, 1877; reelected in 1879, 1885, and 1890, and served from March 20, 1877, to March 3, 1897; chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (47th-52nd and 54th Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (53rd Congress); was not a candidate for reelection; engaged in several business enterprises in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. at his country home, Donegal, in Lancaster County, Pa., August 30, 1918)
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