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Henshaw, David, 1791-1852


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    • Citizen of Boston, 1791-1852
    • Merchant, 1791-1852
    • Cosmopolite, 1791-1852
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      • found: His Remarks upon the rights and powers of corporations ... 1837:t.p. (a citizen of Boston)
      • found: His Remarks upon the Bank of the United States, 1831:t.p. (A merchant)
      • found: A review of the prosecution against Abner Kneeland, for blasphemy:(a Cosmopolite)
      • found: MoSU-L/NLT files(hdg.: Henshaw, David, 1791-1852; usage: David Henshaw)
      • found: Department of the Navy -- Naval Historical Center, viewed online April 3, 2008:web page for David Henshaw (hdg.: Henshaw, David, 1791-1852; 14th Secretary of the Navy, 24 July 1843 - 18 February 1844; b. in Leicester, Massachusetts, April 1791, d. 11 November 1852. Successful druggist who expanded into banking, transportation and politics. Elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 1826 and served as Collector of the Port of Boston from the late 1820s until 1838. Though he suffered business reverses during the later 1830s, Henshaw regained his political position as a leader of the Massachusetts Democratic Party within a few years. In July 1843, President John Tyler selected David Henshaw to succeed Abel P. Upshur as Secretary of the Navy. During his brief term in office, he addressed shipbuilding problems, selected senior officers for important seagoing commands, revised supply arrangements in the Navy Yards and attempted to establish a school for Midshipmen. His recess appointment as Secretary failed to receive Congressional confirmation, requiring that he leave office when Thomas W. Gilmer was confirmed to succeed him. David Henshaw then returned to Massachusetts politics. USS Henshaw (DD-278), 1919-1930, was named in honor of Secretary of the Navy Henshaw.)
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      • 1988-07-27: new
      • 2008-04-03: revised
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