Edwin M. Stanton

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Birthday
19, 1814
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 24, 1869 (55)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1814
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Dec 24, 1869 (55)

About

Nineteenth-century American attorney who served as Secretary of War during the American Civil War years.

Before Fame

He passed the Ohio bar exam in 1836 and participated in his first legal trial at age twenty-one.

Trivia

He passed away just days after President Ulysses S. Grant nominated him to the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice.

Family Life

He was born to Lucy and David Stanton in Steubenville, Ohio.

Associated With

He began serving under President Abraham Lincoln and, following Lincoln's Assassination, continued in his post as Secretary of War under the Reconstruction-era administration of Andrew Johnson.