Amiable scoundrel : Simon Cameron, Lincoln's scandalous Secretary of War
From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political figures. In...
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- Introduction: warm friends and bitter enemies
- A determined will and a right purpose
- The great Winnebago chief, 1838-45
- True-hearted Pennsylvanian, able, fearless, and unflinching, 1845-49
- Exclude him from the ranks of the Democratic Party, 1849-60
- What they worship is the God of success, 1860-61
- Then profit shall accrue, 1861-62
- Gentlemen, the paragraph stands, 1861-62
- A man out of office in Washington, 1862-67
- Nothing can beat you, 1867-77
- I'll behave myself as long as I'm here, 1877-89
- Conclusion: I did the best I could and was never untrue to a friend.