United States Fifteenth Amendment

Simon Cameron

"(March 8, 1799 -- June 26, 1889) Simon Cameron was a(n) printer, owner and editor of a newspaper, cashier at a bank, president of two railroad companies, general, Public servant, secretary of war, minister, and American politician. He was born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Simon was adjutant general of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Lincoln (1861 -1862), United States Minister to Russia (1862), and unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination (1860). Cameron was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Buchanan's resignation (March 13, 1845 - March 3, 1849). He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1857 - his resignation March 4, 1861). Cameron was again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1867 and 1873 (March 4, 1867 - his resignation March 12, 1877). During Simon's time on the Senate he served as chairman on the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (29th Congress), on the Committee on Public Buildings (29th Congress), on the Committee on District of Columbia (29th and 30th Congresses), on the Committee on Printing (30th Congress), as chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (40th and 41st Congresses), on the Committee on Foreign Relations (42nd - 45th Congresses), and on the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000068]"

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