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Encyclopedia > James Guthrie (American politician)
James Guthrie
James Guthrie (American politician)

In office
March 7, 1853 – March 6, 1857
Preceded by Thomas Corwin
Succeeded by Howell Cobb

Born December 5, 1792
Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Died March 3, 1869
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer

James Guthrie (December 5, 1792March 3, 1869) was an American businessman and politician. The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury, concerned with finance and monetary matters, and, until 2003, some issues of national security and defense. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Corwin, also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy (July 29, 1794 – December 18, 1865) was a politician from the state of Ohio who served as a prosecuting attorney, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and United States Senate, and as... Howell Cobb (September 7, 1815–October 9, 1868) was an American political figure. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nelson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


He was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, studied law and worked as a lawyer until 1827 when he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. He served in Kentucky's lower house from 1827 to 1829, and in the upper house, the Kentucky Senate, from 1831 to 1840. Nelson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, KY The Kentucky General Assembly, also called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Kentucky Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ...


Guthrie served as president of Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1849. He hoped the capitol of Kentucky would move to Louisville and occupy the unfinished courthouse he planned in 1835. The courthouse, began in 1835, sat unfinished for 20 years and was derided as "Gutherie's Folly."

James Guthrie
James Guthrie

A city leader in Louisville, he invested in railroads, and served as president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Louisville and Portland Canal Company. He also helped found the consolidated University of Louisville and served as its second president. “Louisville” redirects here. ... Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, grew into one of the great success stories of American business. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...


Guthrie was appointed the 21st Secretary of the Treasury by President Franklin Pierce in 1853 and served for the entirety for Pierce's term. The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ...


He was also a member of the Peace Congress of 1861 held in Washington, D.C. to devise means to prevent the impending civil war. Prior to the beginning of fighting between Americans in 1861, there took place a meeting at Washington, D. C., of many of the most influential men in the United States. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... This article is becoming very long. ...


Guthrie also served in the United States Senate from 1865 through 1868, when he resigned due to ill health. He died the following year in Louisville and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery. Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum is a Victorian era National Cemetery and arboretum located at 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. ...


Guthrie Street in Downtown Louisville is named in his honor. The distances to each of Louisvilles sister cities are represented on this lightpost downtown. ...


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Preceded by
Thomas Corwin
United States Secretary of the Treasury
March 7, 1853March 6, 1857
Succeeded by
Howell Cobb
Preceded by
Lazarus W. Powell
United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky
March 4, 1865February 7, 1868
Served alongside: Garrett Davis
Succeeded by
Thomas C. McCreery

 
 

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