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Encyclopedia > Charles J. Folger

Charles James Folger (April 16, 1818September 4, American politician, jurist and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.


Born in Nantucket, he was a lawyer and in 1844 became a judge of the common pleas court of New York, and then a county judge from 1851 to 1855. He was a member of the New York Senate from 1862 to 1869 and a delegate to the N.Y. constitutional convention in 1867. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868.


He was a judge for the New York Court of Appeals from 1870 to 1880, and chief judge of that body from 1880 to 1881, when he was appointed United States Secretary of the Treasury serving until his death at Geneva, New York while still in office in 1884.


Appointed Secretary by President Chester A. Arthur, Folger presided over the greatest surplus the government had ever had.

Preceded by:
William Windom
Secretary of the Treasury
1881_1864
Succeeded by:
Walter Q. Gresham







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Charles J. Folger - definition of Charles J. Folger in Encyclopedia (198 words)
Charles James Folger (April 16, 1818–September 4, 1884) was an American politician, jurist and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Born in Nantucket, he was a lawyer and in 1844 became a judge of the common pleas court of New York, and then a county judge from 1851 to 1855.
He was a judge for the New York Court of Appeals from 1870 to 1880, and chief judge of that body from 1880 to 1881, when he was appointed United States Secretary of the Treasury serving until his death at Geneva, New York while still in office in 1884.
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