Category:Jackson administration cabinet members
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. William T. Barry – William Taylor Barry was an American statesman and jurist. He served as Postmaster General for most of the administration of President Andrew Jackson, born near Lunenburg, Virginia, he moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1796 with his parents John Barry, an American Revolutionary War veteran, and Susannah Barry. He commenced practice at Jessamine County, Kentucky and then at Lexington. He was a member of Kentucky House of Representatives in 1807, Postmaster General in Andrew Jacksons administration from 1829 to 1835. Eaton by a coalition of Cabinet members wives led by Second Lady Floride Calhoun, Barry, like Jackson, had sided with the Eatons. He was appointed ambassador to Spain, but died en route to his post, while stopped in Liverpool and he was originally interred and a cenotaph still stands at St. Jamess Cemetery, Liverpool, England, he was reinterred in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky. Barry County, Michigan, Barry County, Missouri, Barrytown and Barryville, Barry was an uncle to Kentucky governor Luke P. Blackburn. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Barry at Find A Grave Allen, William B. Bradley & Gilbert. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
2. John M. Berrien – John Macpherson Berrien of Georgia was a United States senator and Andrew Jacksons Attorney General. After he returned to Savannah he was elected solicitor of the judicial circuit of Georgia in 1809, judge of the same circuit from 1810 until January 30,1821. He served as captain of the Georgia Hussars, a Savannah volunteer company, Berrien was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1822 to 1823. He was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the United States Senate, on March 9,1829, he resigned from the Senate to accept the position of Attorney General in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson. He held that post from March 9,1829, until June 22,1831, during his tenure as Attorney General, Berrien supported states rights in the Nullification Crisis. In the case of the Negro Seamen Acts, he considered the acts to be appropriate exercises of the police powers. After leaving the Cabinet he resumed the practice of law until he was elected, as a Whig. He served as the chairman of the U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in the 20th, 26th and 27th Congresses and he was president of the American Party convention at Milledgeville in 1855. He was also a slave owner, in 1830, he owned 90 slaves. In 1840, he owned 8 slaves at his house in Savannah, Georgia, in 1850, he owned 143 slaves. Berrien died in Savannah on January 1,1856 and he is interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Berrien County, Georgia, and Berrien County, Michigan, are named in his honor,1797 Aug 8, Savannah, Governor of Georgia, Jared Irwin, Louisville, / John Berrien John M. Berrien Papers in the Digital Library of Georgia United States Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
3. John Branch – Branch was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on November 4,1782, the son of wealthy landowners. Educated at the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of the Philanthropic Society, he occupied himself as a planter, Branch served in the North Carolina Senate from 1811 to 1817 and was the states Governor from 1817 to 1820. After further service in the state Senate, he represented North Carolina in the United States Senate from 1823 until 1829 and was a supporter of Andrew Jackson. When Jackson became President, he selected Branch as his Secretary of the Navy, in that post, Branch promoted several reforms in the Navys policies and administration, many of which were not implemented until years later. He reduced the resources going to the construction of new ships, Branch also sent the frigate USS Potomac to the Far East to punish the murderers of a U. S. merchant ships crew and to generally promote and protect American commerce in the region. John Branch resigned as Secretary in 1831, during the Petticoat affair, which involved the social ostracism of Margaret ONeill Eaton, Eaton by a group of Cabinet members and their wives led by Floride Calhoun, the wife of Vice President John C. Later that year, Branch was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives as a Jacksonian, in the mid-1830s, he moved to Leon County, Florida, where he lived for much of the next decade-and-a-half on his Live Oak Plantation. In 1844, President John Tyler appointed him Floridas territorial governor until the 1845 election of a governor under the state constitution, Branch returned to North Carolina in the early 1850s, remaining there until his death on January 4,1863. Branch is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield, North Carolina, Branch was an uncle of the Confederate General Lawrence OBryan Branch. American National Biography Dictionary of American Biography Buccellato, Robert, raleigh, NC, Commercial Printing Co.1915 Hoffmann, William S. John Branch and the Origins of the Whig Party in North Carolina. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress John Branch at Find a Grave
4. Benjamin Franklin Butler (lawyer) – Benjamin Franklin Butler was a prominent lawyer from the state of New York. He was also a founder of New York University and one of the founders of the Childrens Village school in New York City and he was the son of Medad Butler and Hannah Butler, of Kinderhook Landing, in Columbia County, New York. He studied at Hudson Academy in Hudson, New York, and read law with Martin Van Buren, Butler was admitted to the bar in 1817, and became Martin Van Burens partner. Francis Wellman, in his book The Art of Cross-Examination, regarded Butler as one of the most successful cross-examiners of his day, in 1818, he married Harriet Allen, their children included attorney William Allen Butler. Butler was one of the earliest members of the Albany Regency and he began his political career as district attorney of Albany County, serving from 1821 to 1825. He was appointed one of the three commissioners to revise the State statutes in 1825, Butler was a member from Albany County of the New York State Assembly in 1828. In 1833, he served as commissioner for New York to adjust the New Jersey boundary line, on November 15,1833, President Andrew Jackson appointed Butler Attorney General, an office he held until 1838. From that year until 1841, and from 1845 to 1848, Butler was a regent of the University of the State of New York from 1829 to 1832. He was instrumental in founding New York University in 1831 and served in various capacities with the university from its inception and he received the honorary degree of LL. D. from Rutgers University in 1834. He was appointed professor of New York University in 1837. While visiting Europe in 1858, he died in Paris, France and he was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx. Fort Butler, one of the forts built for the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians on the Trail of Tears, was named for him. He was the grandfather of Sir Alfred Allen Booth, 1st Baronet, Levy, Uriah Phillips, Butler, Benjamin F. Defence of Uriah P. Levy, Before the court of inquiry held at Washington City, November and December,1857. Thomas, Gordon L. Benjamin F. Butler, prosecutor, published on behalf of the National Communication Association 95th Anniversary in 2009. Finding Aid to Benjamin Butler Papers, 1796-1910 at the New York State Library, accessed May 18,2016
5. John C. Calhoun – John Caldwell Calhoun was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice President of the United States from 1825 to 1832. He is remembered for defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority rights in politics. He began his career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government. His beliefs and warnings heavily influenced the Souths secession from the Union in 1860–1861, Calhoun began his political career in the House of Representatives. He then served as Secretary of War under President James Monroe, Calhoun was a candidate for the presidency in the 1824 election. After failing to support, he let his name be put forth as a candidate for vice president. The Electoral College elected Calhoun for vice president by an overwhelming majority and he served under John Quincy Adams and continued under Andrew Jackson, who defeated Adams in the election of 1828. During his terms as president, he made a record of 31 tie-breaking votes in Congress. Calhoun had a relationship with Jackson primarily due to the Nullification Crisis. In 1832, with only a few remaining in his second term, he resigned as vice president. He sought the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1844, but lost to surprise nominee James K. Polk, Calhoun served as Secretary of State under John Tyler from 1844 to 1845. As Secretary of State, he supported the annexation of Texas as a means to extend the slave power and he then returned to the Senate, where he opposed the Mexican–American War, the Wilmot Proviso, and the Compromise of 1850 before his death in 1850. Calhoun often served as a virtual party-independent who variously aligned as needed with Democrats, later in life, Calhoun became known as the cast-iron man for his rigid defense of Southern beliefs and practices. His concept of republicanism emphasized approval of slavery and minority rights, as embodied by the Southern states—he owned dozens of slaves in Fort Hill. Calhoun also asserted that slavery, rather than being an evil, was a positive good. To protect minority rights against majority rule, he called for a concurrent majority whereby the minority could sometimes block proposals that it infringed on their liberties. To this end, Calhoun supported states rights and nullification, through which states could declare null, Calhoun was one of the Great Triumvirate or the Immortal Trio of Congressional leaders, along with his Congressional colleagues Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. In 1957, a Senate Committee headed by Senator John F. Kennedy selected Calhoun as one of the five greatest United States Senators of all time
6. Lewis Cass – During his long political career, Cass served as an American ambassador to France, and as a U. S. A Mason from his years as a man in Ohio, Cass was co-founder of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Cass was nationally known in the antebellum period as a leading spokesman for the controversial Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty. It proposed allowing voters in the United States territories to determine whether to allow slavery in each jurisdiction rather than having Congress determine this, in 1848 Cass ran as a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party but lost to Zachary Taylor. Lewis Cass was born in 1782 in Exeter, New Hampshire and he attended the private Phillips Exeter Academy. His parents were Major Jonathan Cass, a Revolutionary War veteran, in 1800 the family moved to Marietta, Ohio, part of a wave of westward migration after the end of the war and defeat of Native Americans in the Northwest Indian War. Cass became an attorney, practicing in Zanesville, Ohio, on May 26,1806, Cass married Elizabeth Spencer. That same year, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, the following year, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Cass as the U. S. He achieved his Fellowcraft degree on April 2,1804, on June 24,1805, he was admitted as Charter member of Lodge of Amity 105, Zanesville. He served as the first Worshipful Master of Lodge of Amity in 1806, Cass was one of the founders of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, representing Lodge of Amity at the first meeting on January 4,1808. He was elected Deputy Grand Master on January 5,1809, and Grand Master on January 3,1810, January 8,1811, when the War of 1812 began against Great Britain, he took command of the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Regiment. He became colonel of the 27th United States Infantry Regiment on February 20,1813, soon after, he was promoted to brigadier general in the Regular Army on March 12,1813. Cass took part in the Battle of the Thames, a defeat of British Canadian forces, Cass resigned from the Army on May 1,1814. Overall, the war closed in, essentially, a draw, as a reward for his military service, Cass was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory by President James Madison on October 29,1813, serving until 1831. As he was traveling on business, several territorial secretaries often acted as governor in his place. During this period, he helped negotiate and implement treaties with Native American tribes in Michigan, some were given small reservations in the territory. This helped open up areas of Michigan to settlement by European Americans and that same year, Cass was named to serve as Secretary of War under President James Monroe, but he declined the honor. In 1820, Cass led an expedition to the part of the Michigan Territory