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Simon Cameron
Simon Cameron

Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799June 26, 1889) was United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1862. Image File history File links Simon_Cameron. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) 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. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed the Rail Splitter, Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Cameron was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania, to Charles Cameron and Marth Pfoutz. He was orphaned at nine and later apprenticed to a printer, Andrew Kennedy, editor of the Northumberland Gazette before entering the field of journalism. He was editor of the Bucks County Messenger in 1821. A year later, he moved to Washington, D.C., and studied political movements while working for the printing firm of Gales and Seaton. He married Margaret Brua and returned to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he purchased and ran the Republican in 1824. Maytown is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Orphans, by Thomas Kennington An orphan (from the Greek ορφανός) is a person (or animal), who has lost one or both parents, often through death. ... If youre looking for the TV show, see The Apprentice. ... The word printer is used to describe a company that provides commercial printing services, involving typesetting, printing and book-binding. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... Flag Seal Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ...


Cameron served as state printer of Pennsylvania from 1825 until 1827 and was state adjutant general in 1826. He constructed several rail lines and merged them into the Northern Central Railway. He founded the Bank of Middletown in 1832 and engaged in other business enterprises. In 1838, he was appointed as commissioner to settle claims of the Winnebago Indians. An adjutant general is the chief administrative officer to a military general. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Northern Central Railway was a rail line connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Sunbury, Pennsylvania. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He became a Whig Party member, and later became a member of the Democratic Party, before being elected to replace James Buchanan in the Senate in 1845. He switched to the Republican Party and was nominated for President, but gave his support for Lincoln at the Republican National Convention of 1860. Lincoln, as part of a political bargain, named him Secretary of War. Because of allegations of corruption, however, he was forced to resign early in 1862. He then served as US Minister to Russia. The United States Whig Party was a political party of the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... James Buchanan (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


In 1867, Cameron was again elected to the Senate and served there until 1877, when on assurances from the Pennsylvania legislature that his son, James Donald Cameron would be the successor to his seat, he resigned. His son had already been named as Secretary of War in 1876. A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... James Donald Cameron (May 14, 1833–August 30, 1918) was an American politician. ...


Cameron retired to his farm at Donegal Springs near Maytown, Pennsylvania where he died on June 26, 1889. He is buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Cameron County, Pennsylvania, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana, are named in his honor. Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... Maytown is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... Cameron County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cameron Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


Quotations

  • "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."
  • "I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped." (on the Smithsonian Institute, 1861)

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Preceded by:
James Buchanan
U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania
18451849
Succeeded by:
James Cooper
Preceded by:
Richard Brodhead
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
18571861
Succeeded by:
David Wilmot
Preceded by:
Joseph Holt
United States Secretary of War
18611862
Succeeded by:
Edwin M. Stanton
Preceded by:
Edgar Cowan
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
18671877
Succeeded by:
J. Donald Cameron

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Simon Cameron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799 – June 26, 1889) was United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1862.
Cameron was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania, to Charles Cameron and Marth Pfoutz.
Cameron served as state printer of Pennsylvania from 1825 until 1827 and was state adjutant general in 1826.
Cameron Parish, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
Cameron Parish is the parish with the most land area in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The parish seat is Cameron and as of 2000, the population is 9,991.
Cameron Parish was devastated by Hurricane Audrey on June 27, 1957, causing over 390 deaths, and then again by Hurricane Rita on September 24, 2005, literally wiping out most of the parish.
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