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us: Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1799-03-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1889-06-26
    • Associated Language

        English
    • Birth Place

        Maytown (Lancaster County, Pa.)
    • Death Place

        Maytown (Lancaster County, Pa.)
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        • Organization: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Organization

        United States. Congress. Senate
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        • Organization: United States. Congress. Senate
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        United States. Congress. Senate
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        • Organization: United States. War Department
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        United States. War Department
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        • Organization: United States. Congress. Senate
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        United States. Congress. Senate
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        • Organization: Democratic Party (U.S.)
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        Democratic Party (U.S.)
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        • Organization: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Organization

        Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from NJ Hist. Soc. for Bradley, J.P. Papers, 1836-1937 (Simon Cameron)
    • found: LC data base, 1-21-87 (hdg.: Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889)
    • found: DAB (Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Sen from Pa. (Republican boss); financier; Sec. war under Lincoln; Min. to Russia; s. Charles & Martha (Pfoutz) C.; newspaper editor; owner Harrisburg Republican; commis. to settle claims of Winnebago Indians; m. Margaret Brua; father of: J.D. Cameron (1833-1918))
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, March 1, 2016: search result set (Cameron, Simon; Senator, Democrat, PA, 1845-1858; Senator, Republican, PA, 1857-1878) biography ((father of James Donald Cameron), a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., March 8, 1799; apprenticed as a printer; newspaper owner and editor; cashier of a bank, president of two railroad companies, and adjutant general of Pennsylvania; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Buchanan, and served from March 13, 1845, to March 3, 1849; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1857, to March 4, 1861, when he resigned, having been appointed Secretary of War; chairman, Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings (Twenty-ninth Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Thirtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1860; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln 1861-1862; United States Minister to Russia 1862; was again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1867; reelected in 1873, and served from March 4, 1867, until his resignation, effective March 12, 1877; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-second through Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-second Congress); retired from active business pursuits and traveled extensively in Europe and the West Indies; died near Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., June 26, 1889; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.)
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