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Joseph Holt confirmed as new Postmaster-General in the Buchanan Cabinet

Joseph Holt, head and shoulders, detail
03/09/1859
Joseph Holt of Kentucky, till then the Commissioner of Patents in the Buchanan government, was confirmed as the new Postmaster-General the day after the death of his predecessor, Aaron Brown of Tennessee. A strong supporter of the Union, Holt would serve as Secretary of War at the end of the Buchanan government, replacing the resigned secessionist John Buchanan Floyd. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 387.

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