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Encyclopedia > Walter Quintin Gresham
Official Treasury Department Portrait of Walter Q. Gresham
Official Treasury Department Portrait of Walter Q. Gresham

Walter Quintin Gresham (March 17, 1832May 28, 1895) was an American statesman and jurist. He served as United States Postmaster General, as a judge on the United States Courts of Appeals, was a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and was Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... The United States Courts of Appeals (or circuit courts) are the mid-level appellate courts of the United States federal court system. ... 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 Seal of the United States Secretary of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ...


He was born near Lanesville, Indiana, spent two years in an academy at Corydon, Indiana, one year at the Indiana State University at Bloomington, then studied law, and in 1854 was admitted to the bar. He was active as a campaign speaker for the Republican ticket in 1856, and in 1860 was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives as a Republican from a strong Democratic district. In the House, as chairman of the committee on military affairs, he did much to prepare the Indiana troops for service in the federal army. In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, he became colonel of the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and subsequently took part in Grant's Tennessee campaign of 1862, and Battle of Corinth and Battle of Vicksburg, where he commanded a brigade. In August 1863 he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and was placed in command of the federal forces at Natchez. In 1864 he commanded a division of the 17th Army Corps in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and before Battle of Atlanta, on July 20, he received a wound which forced him to retire from active service, and left him lame for life. In 1865 he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. Lanesville is a town located in Harrison County, Indiana. ... Corydon is a town located in Harrison County, Indiana. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Indiana General Assembly is the state legislature, or legislative branch, of the state government of Indiana. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Colonel is both a military rank and civilian title, used by nearly every country in the world. ... Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was a Union general in the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... The Battle of Corinth may refer to a Roman battle, or to one of two American Civil War Battles: The Battle of Corinth (146 BC) (146 BC) The Battle of Corinth I (April 29, 1862 - June 10, 1862). ... The Battle of Vicksburg or Siege of Vicksburg was the final significant battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Natchez is a city located in Adams County, Mississippi. ... Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ... Battle of Atlanta Conflict American Civil War Date July 22, 1864 Place Fulton County, Georgia Result Union victory The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864 just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... In the US military, brevet refers to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ...


After the war he practised law at New Albany, Indiana, and in 1869 was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant United States District Judge for Indiana. In April 1883 he succeeded Timothy O. Howe (1816-1883) as Postmaster General in President Chester A. Arthur's cabinet, taking an active part in the suppression of the Louisiana Lottery, and in September 1884 succeeded Charles J. Folger as United States Secretary of the Treasury. In the following month he resigned to accept an appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. New Albany is a city located in Floyd County, Indiana. ... Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was a Union general in the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Born in New York City in October of 1827, Timothy O. Howe was a prominent homosexual in his community. ... The Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as 21st President of the United States. ... A ticket from the February 12th, 1889 Louisiana State Lottery The Louisiana Lottery was a private corporation that in the mid-19th century paid the state of Louisiana for the right to offer a lottery. ... Charles James Folger (April 16, 1818–September 4, American politician, jurist and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin The court is based at the Dirksen...


Gresham was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1884 and 1888, in the latter year leading for some time in the balloting. Gradually, however, he grew out of sympathy with the Republican leaders and policy, and in 1892 advocated the election of the Democratic candidate, Grover Cleveland, for the presidency. From the March 7, 1893 until his death at Washington, D.C. on May 28, 1895, he was Secretary of State in President Grover Cleveland's Cabinet. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Washington, D.C., short for the District of Columbia (locals know the city as the District, DC,—or, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ...


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Preceded by:
Timothy O. Howe
United States Postmaster General
18831884
Succeeded by:
Frank Hatton
Preceded by:
Charles J. Folger
United States Secretary of the Treasury
1884
Succeeded by:
Hugh McCulloch
Preceded by:
John W. Foster
United States Secretary of State
18931895
Succeeded by:
Richard Olney


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Walter Q. Gresham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (532 words)
Walter Quintin Gresham (March 17, 1832–May 28, 1895) was an American statesman and jurist.
He served as United States Postmaster General, as a judge on the United States Courts of Appeals, was a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and was Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury.
Gresham was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1884 and 1888, in the latter year leading for some time in the balloting.
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