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James William Marshall (Directory of Executive Branch)

Reference

Robert Sobel, ed., “Marshall, James William,” Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1989, (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990), 243.

MARSHALL James William. Born in Clarke County, Va., August 14, 1822; never married; spent early years in Mount Sterling Ky.; attended local schools of Clarke County; graduated Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1848; became professor at Dickinson College, 1848-1850, and was made full professor of foreign languages, 1850-1861; appointed U.S. consul at Leeds, England in 1861, and served until 1865; chosen first assistant postmaster general in 1869; appointed POSTMASTER GENERAL in the cabinet of President Grant on July 3, 1874, and served from July 7, 1874 to August 23, 1874; again made first assistant postmaster general, and served as such until the end of Grant’s administration; became general superintendent of railway mail service; died in Washington, D.C., on February 5, 1910. Ulysses S. Grant III, Ulysses S. Grant, Warrior and Statesman (1969); Philip R. Moran, Ulysses S Grant, 1822-1885: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids (1968).
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