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Thomas Ewing, Sr., Papers

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The Zachary Taylor Administration, 1849 Daguerreotype by Mathew Brady. From left to right: William B. Preston, Thomas Ewing, John M. Clayton, Zachary Taylor, William M. Meredith, George W. Crawford, Jacob Collamer and Reverdy Johnson, (1849). Library of Congress.


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Thomas Ewing, Sr. (1789 –1871) was Whig politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate (1831-1836), was appointed as Secretary of the Treasury in 1841, was named the first Secretary of the Interior. In 1849, he served a second partial term in the U.S. Senate.  He is also known as the foster father of famous American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.


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