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Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Personal name headingCameron, Simon, 1799-1889
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Birth date1799-03-08
Death date1889-06-26
Place of birthMaytown (Lancaster County, Pa.)
Place of deathMaytown (Lancaster County, Pa.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. War Department
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators Cabinet officers
Found inNUCMC data from NJ Hist. Soc. for Bradley, J.P. Papers, 1836-1937 (Simon Cameron)
LC data base, 1-21-87 (hdg.: Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889)
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))
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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