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Thompson, Richard Wigginton

Richard Wigginton Thompson, detail

Richard W. Thompson was an Indiana Whig politician who served in Congress with Abraham Lincoln. Thompson later won an appointment as Secretary of Navy in the Hayes cabinet along with Dickinson law department graduate and Secretary of War, Alexander Ramsey.

Life span: 
06/09/1809 to 02/09/1900


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