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Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
(February 23, 1751 – June 6, 1829) was an American soldier and statesman. In the Revolutionary War, he served under Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold
in the expedition to Quebec, of which his journal provides an important record. After being captured and exchanged, he served in George Washington's Continental Army, and was present at the British surrender at Yorktown. Dearborn served on General Washington's staff in Virginia. He was US Secretary of War, serving under President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
from 1801 to 1809, and served as a commanding general in the War of 1812. In later life his criticism of General Israel Putnam's performance at the Battle of Bunker Hill caused a major controversy. Fort Dearborn
Fort Dearborn
in Illinois and the city of Dearborn, Michigan, were named in his honor.[1][2]


1 Background 2 Revolutionary War service

2.1 Revolutionary War journals

3 Post-Revolution 4 War of 1812 5 Later life 6 Legacy 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 Bibliography

10.1 Further reading

11 External links

Background[edit] Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
was born February 23, 1751, to Simon Dearborn and Sarah Marston in North Hampton, New Hampshire. He was descended from Godfrey Dearborn, from Exeter
in England, who came to the Massachusetts
Bay Colony in 1639. Godfrey Dearborn settled at Exeter, New Hampshire, and then soon after at Hampton, where four successive generations of his descendants lived. Henry spent much of his youth in Epping, New Hampshire, where he attended public schools. He grew up as an athletic boy, notably strong and a champion wrestler.[3] He studied medicine under Dr. Hall Jackson of Portsmouth and opened a practice on the square in Nottingham, New Hampshire, in 1772.[4] Dearborn was married three times: to Mary Bartlett in 1771, to Dorcas (Osgood) Marble in 1780, and to Sarah Bowdoin, widow of James Bowdoin, in 1813. Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn
Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn
was his son by his second wife.[1] Revolutionary War service[edit] When fighting in the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
began, Dearborn fought with the Continental Army
Continental Army
as a captain in the 1st and 3rd New Hampshire Regiments and soon rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General in July 1781 and served on George Washington's staff while in Virginia.[5] At age twenty-three, he organized and led a local militia troop of sixty men to the Boston
area, where he fought on June 17, 1775, at the Battle of Bunker Hill as a captain in Colonel
John Stark's 1st New Hampshire Regiment.[6][7] During the battle, Dearborn observed that "Not an officer or soldier of the continental troops engaged was in uniform, but were in the plain and ordinary dress of citizens; nor was there an officer on horseback."[8][a] Dearborn years later would accuse Israel Putnam of failing his duty during that battle, resulting in what has since been known as the Dearborn-Putnam controversy.[9] Dearborn volunteered to serve under Colonel
Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold
in September 1775, during the difficult American expedition to Quebec. Later Dearborn would record in his Revolutionary War journal their overall situation and condition: "We were small indeed to think of entering a place like Quebec. But being now almost out of provisions we were sure to die if we attempted to return back and we could be in no worse situation if we proceeded on our rout."[10] On the final leg of the march he was taken seriously ill with fever, forcing him to remain behind in a cottage on the Chaudière River. Later he rejoined the combined forces of Arnold and Gen. Richard Montgomery in time to take part in the assault on Quebec.[b][4] Dearborn's journal is an important record for that campaign. During the march he and Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
became companions.[11] Along with a number of other officers, Dearborn was captured on December 31, 1775, during the Battle of Quebec, and detained for a year.[12][13] He was released on parole in May 1776, but he was not exchanged until March 1777.[1] After fighting at Ticonderoga in July 1777, Dearborn was appointed major in the regiment commanded by Alexander Scammell. In September 1777, Dearborn was transferred to the 1st New Hampshire Regiment, under Colonel
Joseph Cilley. He took part in the Saratoga campaign against Burgoyne at Freeman's Farm. The first battle was largely fought by troops from New Hampshire, Dearborn's home state. The New Hampshire
New Hampshire
brigade under General Poor and a detachment of infantry under Major
Dearborn, numbering about three hundred, along with detachments of other militia, and Whitcomb's Rangers, co-operated with Morgan in the repulse of Fraser's attack.[14] The cautious General Horatio Gates
Horatio Gates
reluctantly ordered a reconnaissance force consisting of Daniel Morgan's Provisional Rifle Corps and Dearborn's light infantry to scout out the Bemis Heights
Bemis Heights
area.[12] Gates later noted Dearborn's marked ability as a soldier and officer in his report. Thereafter Dearborn joined General George Washington's main Continental Army
Continental Army
at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, as a lieutenant colonel, where he spent the winter of 1777–1778.[4] Dearborn fought at the Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Monmouth
in New Jersey
New Jersey
in 1778, following the British evacuation of Philadelphia to retreat to concentrate at New York City, in the final major battle of the Northern Theatre, and in the summer of 1779 he accompanied Major General John Sullivan on the Sullivan Expedition
Sullivan Expedition
against the Iroquois in upstate New York[12] and in the Battle of Wyoming
Battle of Wyoming
against the Six Nations, thereafter laying waste to the Genesee Valley
Genesee Valley
and the various regions around the Finger Lakes.[4] During the winter of 1778-1779, he was encamped at what is now Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding, Connecticut. Dearborn rejoined General Washington's staff in 1781 as deputy quartermaster general and commanded the 1st New Hampshire
New Hampshire
at the Battle of Yorktown with the rank of colonel[15] and was present when Cornwallis surrendered in October of that year.[12] In June 1783, Dearborn received his discharge from the Continental Army and settled in Gardiner, Maine, where he became Major
General of the Maine militia. Washington appointed him marshal of the District of Maine. Dearborn served in the U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
from the District of Maine, 1793 to 1797.[12][c] He was an original member of the New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Society of the Cincinnati.[16] Revolutionary War journals[edit] During the American Revolution Dearborn maintained six separate journals where he recorded the various campaigns, battles and other notable events from his point of experience. His Revolutionary War journals of Henry Dearborn, 1775-1783, have provided historians of early American history with valuable first-hand information from the perspective of an officer who was engaged in the various battles and surrounding events. His journals were first published in 1939 by the Caxton Club of Chicago
and were edited from the original manuscripts by historians Lloyd A. Brown and Howard Henry Peckham; the publication includes a biographical essay of Dearborn by Hermon D. Smith. The six journals are enumerated as follows: Journal I. The Quebec
Expedition Journal II. The Burgoyne Campaign Journal III. Operations in the Middle Colonies Journal IV. Sullivan's Indian Expedition Journal V. The Yorktown Campaign Journal VI. Peace Negotiations[17] Dearborn also wrote An Account of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Various scholars have cited the short work as being culturally important and greatly contributing to the knowledge base of early American history.[18] Post-Revolution[edit] Dearborn was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Massachusetts Militia in 1787 and was promoted to major general in 1789. The same year he was appointed as the first U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshal
for the District of Maine under the new Constitution of 1787 by President Washington. He represented this district as a Democratic-Republican
in the Third and Fourth Congresses from 1793 to 1797.

President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
frequently consulted Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
on matters of military law and management.

In 1801, third President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
appointed Dearborn Secretary of War, a post he held for eight years until March 7, 1809. Dearborn advised Jefferson in matters of military personnel when Jefferson was formulating the Military Peace Establishment Act
Military Peace Establishment Act
in 1800-01, which outlined a new set of laws and limits for the military and also led to the founding of a national military academy at West Point.[19] In April 1801, Dearborn asked George Baron, an Englishman who was Dearborn's friend from Maine, to be the mathematics instructor at the academy. Dearborn also offered the superintendency of the school to Jonathan Williams,[d] who had translated into English some European treatises on artillery and fortification.[20] During the 1801 and 1802 period, Dearborn and Jefferson corresponded frequently, discussing various political and military matters. Notable among them was Dearborn's report of 12 May 1801 on the War Department,[20] and his recommendation for "designating the boundary line between the United States, and the adjacent British possessions, in such manner as may prevent any disputes in future..."[21] During his tenure, he helped Jefferson form a policy on Native Americans, the goal being to establish a western boundary by procuring lands along the Mississippi River.[22] In 1805 while events in the Burr conspiracy
Burr conspiracy
were beginning to unfold, Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
and Louisiana Territory
Louisiana Territory
governor James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
were allegedly planning war with Mexico, with the aim of establishing a secessionist state in the Southwest in the process.[e] Hoping to incite war with Spain, Wilkinson in a letter to Secretary of War Dearborn urged him to attack Western Spanish Florida
Spanish Florida
from Baton Rouge. Prompted by prevailing rumors of war, Deaborn ordered him to send three companies of troops to Fort Adams
Fort Adams
in Western Florida
Western Florida
as a precaution.[f] The prospect of war in turn was used by Wilkinson to justify sending an exploratory military expedition into the Southwest to find a route that would be used to supply a war effort at the U.S.-Spanish-Mexican border.[23][g] In May, Dearborn ordered Wilkinson to the Orleans territory, directing his general to "repel any invasion of the United States
United States
east of the Sabine River or north or west of the bounds of what has been called West Florida..." Dearborn further maintained that any such movements across these borders would constitute "an actual invasion of our territorial rights". This was the opportunity both Burr and Wilkinson were hoping for, thinking that Spanish officials were on edge over the prospect of confrontation with the U.S. and could easily be provoked into war.[24] When Wilkinson, however, had asked Dearborn to send an exploratory military expedition into the Southwest, Dearborn replied that, "you, Burr, etc., are becoming too intimate ... keep every suspicious person at arm's length."[h] At this time Dearborn also warned his top general that "your name has very frequently been mentioned with Burr's." Shortly thereafter Burr was arrested for treason.[26] Dearborn was appointed collector of the port of Boston
by President James Madison
James Madison
in March 1809,[27] a position he held until January 27, 1812, when he was appointed as the Commanding General of the United States Army.[2] War of 1812[edit]

President James Madison
James Madison
appointed Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
as Commanding General of the Northeastern theater.

During the War of 1812, while President Madison was urging Federalists to join in "united support" against Britain in a war they were given little reason to cooperate in, he gave Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
senior command of the northeast sector which ranged from the Niagara River
Niagara River
to the New England coast. Dearborn had favor with Madison as a Revolutionary War veteran who rose to the rank of colonel and for serving as Secretary of War under President Jefferson,[28] and especially for helping Jefferson draft the Military Peace Establishment Act, which served to remove many Federalist officers from the ranks of the military. Subsequently, Madison's choice for commanding general of the northeast theater was not well received by most Federalists.[29] [i] At age 61, however, Dearborn was now overweight, slow and insecure, and he found it difficult to inspire confidence among the men under his command. In March he suffered a minor injury from a fall, and it is suggested that Dearborn took his time recovering. When the war broke out he spent even more time in Boston, fearing, as did Vice President Elbridge Gerry, that the Federalists were once again plotting a northeastern secession[j] and ready to install a "Hanoverian"-like monarchy in opposition to them.[29] Needing to present Congress with reports of progress, Secretary of War William Eustis
William Eustis
urged Dearborn to promptly embark for Albany and plan and make preparations for an invasion of Montreal
in Canada. Dearborn maintained, however, that he must first get to New England
New England
and secure the militia for defending the New England
New England
coast, which would free up the regular troops of the region for the coming campaign against Canada, and before the Federalists effected an open revolt there. After disputes with New England's several Federalist governors, who refused to supply the militia for coastal defense, Dearborn reluctantly left New England
New England
for Albany with regular troops in late July, leaving the coast almost defenseless against British coastal attacks.[31][k] On August 9, while General William Hull
William Hull
was expecting a diversionary attack by Dearborn in the Niagara area, the latter was still at his headquarters at Greenbush, just outside of Albany, and was having great difficulty amassing troops for the coming offensive in Canada. At this time George Prévost
George Prévost
had sent British Colonel
Edward Baynes to negotiate a temporary armistice with Dearborn. Dearborn learned that Lord Liverpool
Lord Liverpool
was giving the American government time to respond. Lacking the means to adequately engage the British in Canada, Dearborn was not eager for battle, welcomed the delay, and rushed news of the armistice to Madison for approval. In the meantime Dearborn gave orders to General Van Rensselaer to avoid any engagements along the Niagara. The truce, however, was short-lived when on August 15 Madison repudiated Dearborn's agreement and orders were issued to renew the offensive.[31][32]

The War of 1812, Niagara River
Niagara River
and Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario

Dearborn prepared plans for simultaneous assaults on Montreal, Kingston, Fort Niagara, and Amherstburg, but the execution was imperfect. Some scholars believe that he did not move quickly enough to provide sufficient troops to defend Detroit. Hull, without firing a shot, surrendered the city to British General Isaac Brock.[l] Hull was court-martialed and sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted. Dearborn headed the court martial.[33] On April 27, American forces on Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario
under Dearborn and Commodore Isaac Chauncey
Isaac Chauncey
gained success at the Battle of York, occupying the town for several days and capturing many guns and stores. Thereafter the American army was transported across the lake in Chauncey's ships to Fort Niagara. Dearborn assembled 4,500 troops at Fort Niagara
Fort Niagara
and planned to attack Fort George next, and entrusted the attack to Colonel
Winfield Scott,[34] but his army required rest and reorganisation. No preparations had been made to accommodate the troops at Fort Niagara, and they suffered considerable shortages and privations for several days.[35] Although Dearborn had minor successes at the capture of York (now Toronto) on April 27, 1813, and at the capture of Fort George on May 27, 1813, his command was, for the most part, ineffective. He was recalled from the frontier on July 6, 1813, and reassigned to an administrative command in New York City,[36] and married his third wife, Sarah Bowdoin.[1] Dearborn was honorably discharged from the Army on June 15, 1815.[37] Later life[edit] Dearborn was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society
in 1816, now the oldest historical society in the United States.[38] Dearborn ran for Governor of Massachusetts
in 1818 against incumbent John Brooks. Because Dearborn was a Democratic-Republican
in a predominantly Federalist state, he needed favorable press to help his campaign. Subsequently, Dearborn accepted an offer from Charles Miner, the editor of The Port Folio, a Philadelphia political magazine, asking him to verify and edit a British soldier's map depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill. Dearborn saw this as a chance to win public favor and seized the opportunity.[39] However, his efforts backfired when he also wrote a "correct account" of the battle in the article, which was reprinted in 1818, accusing Israel Putnam
Israel Putnam
of inaction and cowardly leadership during the battle, which sparked a major and long-lasting controversy among veterans of the war and various historians.[9][40] President James Madison
James Madison
nominated Dearborn for reappointment as Secretary of War,[when?] but the Senate rejected the nomination, and in the face of fierce criticism over Dearborn's performance during the War of 1812, Madison withdrew the nomination.[2][41] He was later appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal by President James Monroe and served from May 7, 1822, until June 30, 1824, when, by his own request, he was recalled.[2] He retired to his home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he died five years later. He is interred in Forest Hills Cemetery
Forest Hills Cemetery
in Jamaica Plain (outside of Boston
at the time; annexed to the city in 1874).[1] Legacy[edit] Lewis and Clark, appointed by Thomas Jefferson, named the Dearborn River in west-central Montana
after Dearborn in 1803. Dearborn County, Indiana; Dearborn, Michigan; and Dearborn, Missouri, were also named for him, as was Fort Dearborn
Fort Dearborn
in Chicago, which in turn was the namesake for Dearborn Street, a major street in downtown Chicago. There was also a Fort Dearborn
Fort Dearborn
in Adams County, Mississippi, in the early 1800s; see Leonard Covington. Augusta, Maine, was so renamed after Henry's daughter, Augusta Dearborn, in August 1797. A U.S. military armory, initially named "Mount Dearborn", was planned in the early 1800s to be built on an island near the confluence of the Catawba and Wateree rivers, adjacent to Great Falls, South Carolina. The facility was never constructed, but the island name stuck, and after the town was founded in 1905, its main thoroughfare was named Dearborn Street. During World War II, a coast defense fort named Fort Dearborn
Fort Dearborn
was established in Henry Dearborn's home state of New Hampshire, to guard the approaches to Portsmouth. General Dearborn's son, Henry A. S. Dearborn, was a U.S. congressman representing Massachusetts' 10 District from 1831 to 1833. See also[edit]

List of American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
battles Unsuccessful nominations to the Cabinet of the United States


^ In 1822 Dearborn wrote an anonymous plea in the Boston
Patriot to urge the purchase of the site of the Bunker Hill battlefield, which was currently listed for sale.[9] ^ During the battle Montgomery was killed and Arnold seriously wounded. ^ Maine then being a part of Massachusetts. ^ A grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin; John Adams
John Adams
appointed Williams a major in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers in February 1801. President Jefferson appointed him the Army's Inspector of Fortifications. ^ Both Burr and Wilkinson, with large land holdings and other interests in the Louisiana Territory, claimed that most Louisiana residents, who were recently ruled by France, preferred to be separate from the United States. ^ Present-day southern Louisiana ^ Burr and Wilkinson, with the support of General Andrew Jackson, were earnestly promoting the idea (e.g. via newspapers) in the Southwest that war with Spain was imminent and that he would use "Mexican treasure" to entice the Western states along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers into secession.[23] ^ This is when Wilkinson realized that knowledge of his plotting with Burr was becoming commonplace, confirming similar reports coming out of New Orleans.[25] ^ The Federalists viewed the war as a political plot against them, while the Democratic-Republicans portrayed the Federalists as traitors for their concerted efforts to oppose the war effort.[29] ^ Timothy Pickering
Timothy Pickering
and the Federalists once attempted a northeastern secession during Jefferson's first term.[30] ^ No British coastal attacks occurred for the first year of the war — presumably a favor from the British for New England's open opposition to the war.[31] ^ While governor, Hull's repeated requests to build a naval fleet on Lake Erie
Lake Erie
to properly defend Detroit, Fort Mackinac, and Fort Dearborn were ignored by Dearborn, which contributed to Hull's overall unpreparedness.


^ a b c d e U.S. Army Center of Military History ^ a b c d U.S. Biographical Directory ^ Dearborn, Smith, 1939, p.4 ^ a b c d Malone, Allan, 1930, p. 174 ^ N.Y. Public library: Archives division ^ Willey, 1903, p. 161 ^ Philbrick, 2013, chap.10 ^ Dearborn, Peckham, 2009, p. 5 ^ a b c Cray, 2001 ^ Dearborn, Smith, 1939, p.50 ^ Dearborn, Smith, 1939, p.19 ^ a b c d e Willey, 1903, p. 162 ^ Dearborn, Peckham, 2009, pp. 36-37 ^ Willey, 1903, p. 9 ^ Willey, 1903, p. 13 ^ Proceedings of the General Society of the Cincinnati, 1784-, Volume 1 (1887), p. 98 ^ Dearborn, Peckham, 2009, pp. i - vii5 ^ Dearborn, 2016 ^ Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
to the Senate, 25 March 1802 ^ a b Henry Dearborn's Report on the War Department, 12 May 1801 ^ Dearborn's 5 December 1801 letter to Jefferson ^ Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Foundation: Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
(Physiognotrace) ^ a b Wheelan, 2005, p. 128 ^ Stewart, 2011 pp. 148-149 ^ Stewart, 2011, p. 111 ^ Stewart, 2011, pp. 110-111, 209 ^ McDonald, 2004, p. 115 ^ Daughan, 2011, p. 28 ^ a b c Taylor, 2010, pp. 180-182 ^ DiLorenzo, 1998, Yankee Confederates ^ a b c Taylor, 2010, p. 182 ^ Daughan, 2011, p. 95 ^ Hickey, 1989 p. 84 ^ Taylor, 2010, p. 217 ^ Elting, 1991, p.119 ^ Hickey, 1989 p. 88 ^ Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. V, p.174 ^ American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society
Members Directory ^ Journal of the American Revolution ^ Purcell, 2010, pp.164-168 ^ Fredriksen, 1999, p. 210


Johnson, Allen; Malone, Dumas (Eds.) (1930). Dictionary of American Biography, Feb. 23, 1751 - Jun. 6, 1829, Vol. V. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Dearborn, Henry; Putnam, Daniel (1818). An Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill. Munroe & Francis, Boston.  Biographical Directory of the United States
United States
Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788. Government Printing Office. 2005.  Cray, Robert E. (2001). Bunker Hill Refought: Memory Wars and Partisan Conflicts, 1775-1825 (PDF). Historical Journal of Massachusetts.  Dearborn, Henry; Peckham, Howard Henry (2009). Revolutionary War Journals of Henry Dearborn, 1775-1783. Heritage Books, 282 pages.  e-Book Daughan, George C. (2011). 1812, The Navy's War. Perseus Books, New York, 491 pages.  Elting, John R. (1991). Amateurs, to Arms! A Military History of the War of 1812. DaCapo Press. ISBN 0-306-80653-3.  Fredriksen, John C. (1999). American Military Leaders. ABC-CLIO.  Green (2009). The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781.  Hickey, Donald R. (1989). The War of 1812, The Forgotten Conflict. University of Illinois Press, 454 pages.  McDonald, Forrest (2004). Thomas Jefferson's Military Academy: Founding West Point. University of Virginia
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Website sources

"Dearborn, H.A.S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851". New York Public library. Retrieved April 13, 2016.  "Dearborn's 5 December 1801 letter to Jefferson". U.S. National Archives. 1801. Retrieved April 6, 2016.  "Henry Dearborn's Report on the War Department, [12 May 1801]". U.S. National Archives. 1801.  " Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
to the Senate, 25 March 1802". U.S. National Archives. Retrieved March 23, 2016.  "DEARBORN, Henry, (1751 - 1829)". U.S. Congress. Retrieved March 26, 2012.  "Henry Dearborn". U.S. Army Center of Military History. Retrieved March 26, 2016.  " Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
(Physiognotrace)". Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Foundation. Retrieved March 25, 2016.  DiLorenzo, Thomas J. (1998). "Yankee Confederates". Retrieved March 29, 2016.  "Bunker Hill Monument and Memory". Journal of the American Revolution. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

Dale, Ronald J. (2001). The Invasion of Canada: Battles of the War of 1812. James Lorimer & Company, 96 pages.  Frothingham, Richard (1890). Battle of Bunker Hill. Little, Brown & Company, 136 pages.  — eBook Livingston, William Farrand (1901). Israel Putnam: Pioneer, Ranger, and Major-general, 1718-1790. G. P. Putnam's Sons.  — eBook Tarbox, Increase Niles (1876). Life of Israel Putnam. Lockwood, Brooks & Company, Boston.  — eBook Winsor, Justin (1887). Narrative and Critical History of America, Volume 6. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 777 pages.  — eBook

External links[edit]

Letters from Henry Dearborn, to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, etc. Bell, William Gardner (2005). "Henry Dearborn". Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff: Portraits and Biographical Sketchs. United States Army Center of Military History. pp. 72–73.  George LaBarre Galleries: Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn
autographed as President, Republican Institution Certificate dated 1821.

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Theodore Sedgwick Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district 1793–1795 Served alongside: George Thatcher, Peleg Wadsworth Succeeded by Dwight Foster

New constituency Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district 1795–1797 Succeeded by Isaac Parker

Political offices

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United States
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Secretaries of War and the Army

Department of War (1789–1947)

Secretaries of War

B. Lincoln Knox Pickering McHenry Dexter Dearborn Eustis Armstrong Monroe W. Crawford Calhoun Barbour P. Porter Eaton Cass Poinsett Bell Spencer J. Porter Wilkins Marcy G. Crawford Conrad J. Davis Floyd Holt S. Cameron Stanton Schofield Rawlins Belknap A. Taft J. Cameron McCrary Ramsey R. Lincoln Endicott Proctor Elkins Lamont Alger Root W. Taft Wright Dickinson Stimson Garrison Baker Weeks D. Davis Good Hurley Dern Woodring Stimson Patterson Royall

Assistant Secretaries of War

Scott Watson Tucker Wolcott Dana Eckert Grant Doe Meiklejohn Sanger Oliver Breckinridge Ingraham Crowell Williams Wainwright D. Davis MacNider Robbins Hurley Payne Woodring L. Johnson Patterson McCloy Petersen

Under Secretaries of War

Patterson Royall Draper

Department of the Army (1947–present)

Secretaries of the Army

Royall Gray Pace Stevens Brucker Stahr Vance Ailes Resor Froehlke Callaway Hoffmann C. Alexander Marsh Stone West Caldera White Harvey Geren McHugh Fanning Esper

Under Secretaries of the Army

Draper Gray Voorhees A. Alexander Bendetsen E. Johnson Slezak Finucane Milton Ailes Ignatius Resor McGiffert Beal BeLieu Staudt Augustine LaBerge Ambrose Stone Shannon Reeder Walker Rostker Dahlberg Brownlee Geren Ford Westphal Carson Murphy McCarthy

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
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from Massachusetts

1st district

F. Ames Dexter Goodhue Holten Sedgwick Skinner Sedgwick J. Bacon Eustis Quincy Ward Jr. Mason Gorham Webster Gorham N. Appleton Gorham A. Lawrence Fletcher A. Lawrence Winthrop N. Appleton Winthrop S. Eliot W. Appleton Scudder T. D. Eliot Hall T. D. Eliot Buffington Crapo R. Davis Randall Wright G. Lawrence Treadway Heselton Conte Olver Neal

2nd district

Goodhue Foster W. Lyman Sedgwick Ward Sr. W. Lyman Shepard J. Crowninshield Story Pickman W. Reed Pickering Silsbee Barstow B. Crowninshield Choate Phillips Saltonstall D. King Rantoul Fay Crocker Buffington O. Ames Harris Long E. Morse Gillett Churchill Bowles Kaynor Granfield Clason Furcolo Boland Neal McGovern

3rd district

Gerry Bourne Coffin Lyman Mattoon Cutler Nelson Livermore White Pickering Nelson Varnum Nelson Osgood Cushing A. Abbott Duncan Edmands Damrell C. Adams Thomas A. Rice Twichell Whiting I Pierce Field B. Dean Field Ranney L. Morse J. Andrew Walker J. R. Thayer R. Hoar C. Washburn J. A. Thayer Wilder Paige F. Foss Casey Philbin Drinan Donohue Early Blute McGovern N. Tsongas

4th district

Sedgwick Dearborn G. Thatcher Wadsworth Foster L. Lincoln Sr. Hastings Varnum W. Richardson Dana Stearns Fuller E. Everett Sa. Hoar Parmenter Thompson Palfrey Thompson Sabine Walley Comins A. Rice Hooper Frost J. Abbott L. Morse Collins O'Neil Apsley Weymouth Tirrell Mitchell Wilder Winslow Stobbs P. Holmes Donohue Drinan Frank Kennedy III

5th district

Partridge Bourne Freeman L. Williams T. Dwight Ely Mills Lathrop Sibley J. Davis L. Lincoln Jr. Hudson C. Allen W. Appleton Burlingame W. Appleton Hooper Alley Butler Gooch Banks Bowman L. Morse Hayden Banks Sh. Hoar Stevens Knox B. Ames J. Rogers E. Rogers B. Morse Cronin P. Tsongas Shannon Atkins Meehan N. Tsongas Markey Clark

6th district

G. Thatcher Leonard J. Reed Sr. J. Smith Taggart S. Allen Locke Kendall Grennell Alvord Baker Ashmun G. Davis Upham T. Davis Alley Gooch Banks Butler Thompson Loring Stone Lovering Lodge Cogswell Moody Gardner Lufkin A. Andrew G. Bates W. Bates Harrington Mavroules Torkildsen Tierney Moulton

7th district

Leonard Ward Sr. Leonard Bullock Bishop Mitchell Barker Baylies Turner Baylies Hulbert Shaw H. Dwight S. Allen Grennell Briggs J. Rockwell Goodrich Banks Gooch Boutwell Brooks Esty E. Hoar Tarbox Butler W. Russell Stone Cogswell W. Everett Barrett Roberts Phelan Maloney W. Connery L. Connery Lane Macdonald Markey Capuano

8th district

Grout G. Thatcher F. Ames Otis Eustis L. Williams Green Gardner Green J. Reed Jr. Baylies Sampson Hobart Lathrop Bates Calhoun J. Adams Mann Wentworth Knapp Train Baldwin G. Hoar J. M. S. Williams Warren Claflin Candler W Russell C. H. Allen Greenhalge Stevens McCall Deitrick Dallinger H. Thayer Dallinger Healey Goodwin Macdonald O'Neill Kennedy II Capuano Lynch

9th district

Varnum Bishop J. Dean Wheaton J. Reed Jr. Folger J. Reed Jr. H. Dwight Briggs Jackson Hastings H. Williams Hale Fowler Little De Witt E. Thayer Bailey A. Walker W. Washburn Crocker G. Hoar W. Rice T. Lyman Ely Burnett Candler G. Williams O'Neil Fitzgerald Conry Keliher Murray Roberts Fuller Underhill Luce R. Russell Luce T. H. Eliot Gifford Nicholson Keith McCormack Hicks Moakley Lynch Keating

10th district

Goodhue Sewall Read Hastings Upham J. Allen Brigham Wheaton Morton F Baylies Bailey H. A. S. Dearborn W. Baylies Borden H. Williams Borden Burnell Grinnell Scudder Dickinson Chaffee Delano Dawes Crocker Stevens Seelye Norcross W. Rice J. E. Russell J. Walker McEttrick Atwood Barrows Naphen McNary O'Connell Curley Murray Tague Fitzgerald Tague Douglass Tinkham Herter Curtis Martin Heckler Studds Delahunt Keating

11th district

Bradbury Bartlett Cutler Stedman A. Bigelow Brigham B. Adams J. Russell Hobart J. Richardson J. Adams J. Reed Jr. Burnell Goodrich Trafton Dawes Chapin Robinson Whiting II Wallace Coolidge Draper Sprague Powers Sullivan Peters Tinkham Douglass Higgins Flaherty Curley Kennedy O'Neill Burke Donnelly

12th district

H. Dearborn I. Parker Lee S. Thatcher Skinner Larned Bidwell Bacon Dewey Hulbert Strong Kendall L. Bigelow Baylies Hodges J. Adams Robinson F. Rockwell Crosby E. Morse Lovering Powers Weeks Curley Gallivan McCormack Keith Studds

13th district

Wadsworth Seaver Ruggles Dowse Eustis J. Reed Jr. Randall Simpkins Greene Weeks Mitchell Carter Luce Wigglesworth Burke

14th district

G. Thatcher Cutts C. King J. Holmes Lovering E. Foss Harris Gilmore Olney Frothingham Wigglesworth Martin

15th district

Wadsworth Ilsley Whitman Widgery Bradbury Whitman Greene Leach Martin Gifford

16th district

S. Thatcher Cook Tallman S. Davis Brown Orr Hill Thacher Walsh Gifford

17th district

Bruce Chandler Gannett F. Carr Wood J. Carr Wilson Kinsley

18th district

Wilson T. Rice J. Parker

19th district

J. Parker Conner Gage Cushman

20th district

Hubbard Parris E. Lincoln



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Leaders of the United States
United States

Senior Officer / Commanding General

Washington Knox Doughty Harmar St. Clair Wayne Wilkinson Washington Hamilton Wilkinson Dearborn J. Brown Macomb W. Scott McClellan Halleck Grant Sherman Sheridan Schofield Miles

Chiefs of Staff

Young Chaffee Bates Bell Wood Wotherspoon H. Scott Bliss March Pershing Hines Summerall MacArthur Craig Marshall Eisenhower Bradley Collins Ridgway Taylor Lemnitzer Decker Wheeler Johnson Westmoreland B. Palmer Abrams Weyand Rogers Meyer Wickham Vuono Sullivan Reimer Shinseki Schoomaker Casey Dempsey Odierno Milley

Vice Chiefs of Staff

Collins Haislip Hull Bolte W. Palmer Lemnitzer Decker Eddleman Hamlett Abrams Haines B. Palmer Haig Weyand Kerwin Kroesen Vessey Wickham Thurman A. Brown RisCassi Sullivan Reimer Peay Tilelli Griffith Crouch Shinseki Keane Casey Cody Chiarelli Austin Campbell Allyn McConville

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Cabinet of President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Secretary of State

James Madison
James Madison

Secretary of the Treasury

Samuel Dexter
Samuel Dexter
(1801) Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin

Secretary of War

Henry Dearborn
Henry Dearborn

Attorney General

Levi Lincoln Sr.
Levi Lincoln Sr.
(1801–04) Robert Smith (1805) John Breckinridge (1805–06) Caesar A. Rodney (1807–09)

Postmaster General

Joseph Habersham
Joseph Habersham
(1801) Gideon Granger (1801–09)

Secretary of the Navy

Benjamin Stoddert
Benjamin Stoddert
(1801) Robert Smith (1801–09)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 45576143 LCCN: n79055568 GND: 1028509693 SUDOC: 151212708 US Congress: D000