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Samuel Delucenna Ingham (September 16, 1779 – June 5, 1860) was a US Representative and then, under President Andrew Jackson, US Treasury Secretary.

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1 Early life and education 2 Manufacturer 3 Political career 4 Societies 5 Later life 6 Notes 7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Ingham was born at near New Hope, Pennsylvania. His parents were Dr. Jonathan Ingham, "a famous physician from Philadelphia,"[1] and his wife, the former Ann Welding. After a pursuit of classical studies, he was an apprentice to a paper maker along Pennypack Creek, not far from Philadelphia.[2] Manufacturer[edit] After completing his apprenticeship, Ingham became the manager of a paper mill at Bloomfield, New Jersey. It was while here he met Rebecca Dodd, whom he married in 1800. They would have five children.[3] Also in 1800 Ingham returned to Pennsylvania and established a paper mill on his mother's farm (his father having died in 1793) that would be his main source of employment in the coming years[citation needed]. Political career[edit]

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
portrait of Ingham as Secretary of the Treasury.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from 1806 to 1808. Then, Ingham was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Governor of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
from 1813 to July 6, 1818. He easily trounced his Federalist opponents in the first two elections and had no opposition at all in 1816. He resigned from Congress in 1818 because of his wife's ill health. He was appointed the Prothonotary (Chief Clerk, Notary and Registrar of the Court) of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania after leaving Congress.[4] In 1819 Rebecca Dodd Ingham died. Ingham served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
from 1819 to 1820. In 1822 Ingham married Deborah Hall of Salem, New Jersey. They would become the parents of three children.[5] Also in 1822 Ingham was elected to Congress where he would serve until 1829. During the 13th Congress he was chair of the United States
United States
House Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims. During the 14th, 15th, 19th and 20th Congresses, he was chair of the House Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and he was chair of the House Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department during the 15th Congress. Ingham served as the ninth Secretary of the US Treasury from March 6, 1829, to June 21, 1831. The Second Bank of the United States, viewed by Jackson and much of the nation as an unconstitutional and dangerous monopoly, was Ingham's primary concern as Secretary of the Treasury. Jackson mistrusted the Second Bank of the United States
United States
and all other banks.[6] Jackson thought that there should be no paper currency in circulation but only coins and that the US Constitution
US Constitution
was designed to expel paper currency from the monetary system. Ingham believed in the Second Bank and attempted to resolve conflicts between Jackson, who wanted it destroyed, and the Bank's president, Nicholas Biddle.[6] Despite being unable to reach any resolution between Jackson and Biddle, Ingham left office over an unrelated incident, which stemmed from his involvement in the social ostracism of Peggy Eaton, the wife of Secretary of War John H. Eaton by a group of Cabinet members and their wives. It was led by Floride Calhoun, the wife of Vice President John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun
and became known as the Petticoat affair. Societies[edit] During the 1820s, Ingham was a member of the prestigious Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, which counted among its members two eventual presidents, Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
and John Quincy Adams, and many other prominent men of the day, including well-known representatives of the military, government service, medical, and other professions.[7] Later life[edit] After resigning as Secretary of the Treasury, Ingham resumed the manufacture of paper, and engaged in the development of anthracite coal fields. He was involved with the organization of the Beaver Meadow Railroad Company[a] (e. 1830[9]), of which he was then made president for a time.[10] He was connected with the organization of the Hazleton Coal Company. He worked to promote canals such at the Lehigh Navigation and the Delaware Canal. He moved to Trenton, New Jersey, in 1849, where he worked with that city's Mechanics Bank.[11] Ingham died in Trenton, New Jersey, and is interred in the Solebury Presbyterian Churchyard, Solebury, Pennsylvania. Ingham County, Michigan, one of several Cabinet counties
Cabinet counties
named for members of Jackson's administration, is named in Ingham's honor. Notes[edit]

^ The most common name, Beaver Meadow Railroad was in fact, formally incorporated as the Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company.[8]

References[edit]

^ "Indian Place Names in Bucks County" (PDF). Lenape Nation – A Tribal Community. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2012.  ^ Ford Stevens Ceasar, The Bicentennial History of Ingham County, Michigan (Ann Arbor: Shaw-Barton, 1976), p. 1 ^ Ceasar, History of Ingham County, p. 1 ^ Ceasar, History of Ingham County, p. 2 ^ Caesar, History of Ingham County, p. 3 ^ a b " Samuel D. Ingham
Samuel D. Ingham
(1829–1831)". US Treasury Department. November 11, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. ^ Rathbun, Richard. The Columbian institute for the promotion of arts and sciences: A Washington Society of 1816–1838. Bulletin of the United States
United States
National Museum, October 18, 1917. Retrieved June 20, 2010.  ^ The Hopkin Thomas Project (reprinted web excerpts) (1873). "GUIDE-BOOK OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD,". a history of the company from its first organization and interesting facts concerning the origin and growth of the coal and iron trade in the Lehigh and Wyoming Region., J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.  ^ John S. Koehler, Historian, Weatherly, Pa. (February 17, 1984). "Beaver Meadow Railroad Blazed Trails for Coal". The Hopkin Thomas Project, Timelines Industrial America (Railroad Portraits, Beaver Meadow Railroad). Retrieved August 12, 2016. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Scott W. Fausti. "Samuel Delucenna Ingham". The Hopkin Thomas Project (Genealogy Portraits, Rev July 2010). Retrieved August 12, 2016.  ^ Ceasar, History of Ingham County, p. 4

United States
United States
Congress. " Samuel D. Ingham
Samuel D. Ingham
(id: I000022)". Biographical Directory of the United States
United States
Congress. 

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Samuel D. Ingham
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U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by William Crawford Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district 1813–1818 1813–1815 alongside Robert Brown 1815–1818 alongside Thomas J. Rogers Succeeded by Thomas J. Rogers Samuel Moore

Preceded by Thomas J. Rogers Samuel Moore Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district 1822–1823 alongside Thomas J. Rogers Succeeded by Robert Harris

Preceded by John Tod Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district 1823–1829 1823–1824 alongside Thomas J. Rogers 1824–1829 alongside: George Wolf Succeeded by Samuel A. Smith Peter Ihrie, Jr.

Political offices

Preceded by Richard Rush U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Served under: Andrew Jackson March 6, 1829 – June 20, 1831 Succeeded by Louis McLane

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United States
United States
Secretaries of the Treasury

18th century

Hamilton Wolcott Dexter

19th century

Gallatin Campbell Dallas Crawford Rush Ingham McLane Duane Taney Woodbury Ewing Forward Spencer Bibb Walker Meredith Corwin Guthrie Cobb Thomas Dix Chase Fessenden McCulloch Boutwell Richardson Bristow Morrill Sherman Windom Folger Gresham McCulloch Manning Fairchild Windom Foster Carlisle Gage

20th century

Shaw Cortelyou MacVeagh McAdoo Glass Houston Mellon Mills Woodin Morgenthau Vinson Snyder Humphrey Anderson Dillon Fowler Barr Kennedy Connally Shultz Simon Blumenthal Miller Regan Baker Brady Bentsen Rubin Summers

21st century

O'Neill Snow Paulson Geithner Lew Mnuchin

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Chairmen of the United States
United States
House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

Post Office and Post Roads (1808–1947)

Rhea Ingham Livermore F. Johnson J. Johnson Ingham McKean R. Johnson Connor McKay Briggs Hopkins Goggin Potter Olds Mace English Colfax Alley Farnsworth Packer Clark Waddell Money Bingham Money Blount Bingham J. Henderson Loud Overstreet Weeks Moon Steenerson Griest Sanders Mead Romjue Burch O'Brien

(Reform in the) Civil Service* (1893–1947)

Andrew De Forest Brosius Gillett Godwin Hamill Godwin Lehlbach Jeffers Ramspeck Randolph

Post Office and Civil Service (1947–1995)

Rees Murray Rees Murray Dulski D. Henderson Nix Hanley Ford Clay

Note

*Name shortened from Reform in the Civil Service to Civil Service in 1925.

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Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
(1829–37)

Secretary of State

Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren
(1829–31) Edward Livingston
Edward Livingston
(1831–33) Louis McLane
Louis McLane
(1833–34) John Forsyth (1834–37)

Secretary of the Treasury

Samuel D. Ingham
Samuel D. Ingham
(1829–31) Louis McLane
Louis McLane
(1831–33) William J. Duane
William J. Duane
(1833) Roger B. Taney
Roger B. Taney
(1833–34) Levi Woodbury (1834–37)

Secretary of War

John H. Eaton (1829–31) Lewis Cass
Lewis Cass
(1831–36)

Attorney General

John M. Berrien
John M. Berrien
(1829–31) Roger B. Taney
Roger B. Taney
(1831–33) Benjamin F. Butler (1833–37)

Postmaster General

William T. Barry
William T. Barry
(1829–35) Amos Kendall
Amos Kendall
(1835–37)

Secretary of the Navy

John Branch
John Branch
(1829–31) Levi Woodbury (1831–34) Mahlon Dickerson
Mahlon Dickerson
(1834–37)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 33608024 LCCN: n89650170 US Congress: I000022 SN

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