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John Canfield Spencer (January 8, 1788May 18, 1855) was an American politician who was Secretary of War from 1841 to 1843 and Secretary of the Treasury from 1843 to 1844 under President John Tyler. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... John Tyler (March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862) of Virginia was the tenth (1841) Vice President of the United States, and the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. ...


Spencer was born in Hudson, New York, the son of Ambrose Spencer. He became secretary to Governor Daniel D. Tompkins in 1807, studied law in Albany, New York and was admitted to the bar in 1809; in the same year, he married Elizabeth Scott Smith. He moved to Canandaigua, New York, where he entered the practice of law and became a master of chancery in 1811. Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. ... Portrait of U.S. Vice President Daniel D Tompkins Daniel D[ecius?] Tompkins (June 21, 1774–June 11, 1825) was entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and the sixth Vice President of the United States. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He was postmaster at Canandaigua, 1814; became assistant attorney general and district attorney for the five western counties of New York, 1815; served in the United States House of Representatives, 18171819; was a member of the committee that reported unfavorably on the affairs of the National Bank; was nominated but defeated for the U.S. Senate; served in the state assembly, 1820–1822; served in the state senate, 1825–1828; became special prosecutor to investigate the disappearance of William Morgan, author of a manuscript on Masonic rituals, 1829; and again served in the state legislature, 18311833. He moved to Albany in 1837. If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ... There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... William Morgan was a resident of Batavia, New York, whose disappearance in 1826 sparked a powerful anti-Freemason movement in the United States. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The name Albany is an ancient and literary name for Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth (east) and Firth of Clyde (west). ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


He edited an English edition of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, 1838; was secretary of state of New York, 1839; served as Secretary of War, October 12, 1841March 3, 1843; proposed a chain of posts extending from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to the Columbia River; urged that the government adhere to field commander arrangements by compensating the Creek Indians who were removed; lost his son Philip Spencer, who was executed for attempted mutiny aboard the brig USS Somers, 1842; was nominated to the Supreme Court but rejected by the U.S. Senate, 1844. For other uses, see Tocqueville (disambiguation) Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (b. ... De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America. ... The Creeks are a Native American people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... The second USS Somers was a brig launched by the New York Navy Yard on 16 April 1842 and commissioned on 12 May 1842, Commander Alexander Slidell Mackenzie in command. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, is the highest court in that jurisdiction and functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be appealed. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


He died in Albany, New York. Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. ...



Preceded by:
John Bell
United States Secretary of War
18411843
Succeeded by:
James Madison Porter
Preceded by:
Walter Forward
United States Secretary of the Treasury
18431844
Succeeded by:
George M. Bibb


John Bell (February 15, 1797–September 10, 1869) was a U.S. politician. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... James Madison Porter (1793–1862) was a U.S. Presidential Cabinet officer. ... Walter Forward (January 24, 1786–November 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and politician. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... George Mortimer Bibb (October 30, 1776–April 14, 1859) was an American politician. ...


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John Canfield Spencer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
John Canfield Spencer (January 8, 1788–May 18, 1855) was an American politician who was Secretary of War from 1841 to 1843 and Secretary of the Treasury from 1843 to 1844 under President John Tyler.
Spencer was born in Hudson, New York, the son of Ambrose Spencer.
He became secretary to Governor Daniel D. Tompkins in 1807, studied law in Albany, New York and was admitted to the bar in 1809; in the same year, he married Elizabeth Scott Smith.
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