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First Interior Secretary named

Thomas Ewing, senior, detail
03/08/1849
Thomas Ewing of Ohio was appointed the first secretary of the new Interior Department by President Zachary Taylor. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 327.

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