Marcus Ward

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Birthday
9, 1812
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 25, 1884 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1812
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 25, 1884 (71)

About

Republican politician who served as the 21st Governor of New Jersey from 1866 to 1869. He also spent time as the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Before Fame

He was a philanthropist and businessman.

Trivia

Behind the Newark Museum is a memorial plaque dedicated to him.

Family Life

His ancestors helped to found Newark in 1666.

Associated With

He worked with President Abraham Lincoln in passing the Thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery.