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  Edwin M. Stanton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869), was an American lawyer, politician, and Secretary of War through most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.
Stanton was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the eldest of the four children of David and Luvy (Norman) Stanton.
Stanton was politically opposed to Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and referred to him as the "original gorilla".
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 EDWIN MMASTERS STANTON - LoveToKnow Article on EDWIN MMASTERS STANTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Before the Civil War Stanton was a Democrat, opposed to slavery, but a firm defender of the constitutional rights of the slaveholders, and was a bitter opponent of Lincoln, whose party he then hated and distrusted.
Stanton was finally asked to resign, and on his refusal to do so the president suspended him (Aug. 12) from office and appointed General Grant (who had disapproved of the secretarys removal) secretary ad interim.
Stanton had a violent temper and a sharp tongue, but he was courageous, energetic, thoroughly honest and a genuine patriot.
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 Edwin M. Stanton -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stanton was born in (additional info and facts about Steubenville, Ohio) Steubenville, Ohio, the eldest of the four children of David and Luvy (Norman) Stanton.
Stanton was politically opposed to Republican (16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)) Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and referred to him as the "original gorilla".
Stanton continued to hold the position of secretary of war under President (17th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875)) Andrew Johnson until 1868.
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 Stanton, Edwin McMasters. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the leading radicals in the Lincoln administration, Stanton worked closely with the radicals in Congress and used his influence with Lincoln to advance their program.
Stanton remained in President Andrew Johnson’s cabinet, but serious differences over Reconstruction policy led Johnson to demand (Aug., 1867) his resignation.
Stanton, however, barricaded himself in his office, and the radicals in Congress, claiming that Johnson’s actions violated the Tenure of Office Act, initiated impeachment proceedings against him.
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 American President
Edwin McMasters Stanton was born in 1814 in Steubenville, Ohio.
Stanton served as prosecuting attorney of Harrison County, Ohio, until 1839, during which time he issued three volumes of the official opinions of the Ohio Supreme Court.
From 1849 to 1856, Stanton was the official counsel of Pennsylvania, and in 1858 became special U.S. counsel on disputed California land grant cases at the request of President James Buchanan.
www.americanpresident.org /history/andrewjohnson/cabinet/SecretaryofWar/EdwinMStanton/email.html   (352 words)

  
 HarpWeek | Elections | 1864 Biographies
Stanton and his colleagues convinced the jury to acquit Sickles on the grounds of temporary insanity, marking one of the earliest uses of that plea.
Stanton proved to be a strong, effective cabinet officer, a talented war manager, and a reformer who instituted practices to rid the War Department of waste and corruption.
Stanton switched allegiance in mid-war from the "War" Democrats to the Republican party, the latter of which he had come to identify with the preservation of the Union.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Edwin McMasters Stanton 2
Edwin Stanton stepped aside but was eager to serve the new president in whatever capacity he was called on do to.
Stanton again played a duel role while he sided with Chase he had to side with the majority North opinion if he were to get the needed supplies and men he needed.
Stanton for the sake of his party, Lincoln and his friend Chase, hushed the matter and the damning evidence disappeared from the War Department.
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 Edwin M. Stanton Biography
In 1859 Stanton was the first American lawyer to use successfully the defense of temporary insanity to save his client and friend, future Union general Daniel Sickles, from the charge that he murdered his wife’s lover, the son of Francis Scott Key.
Stanton’s presence within the cabinet is generally credited with having helped to restore a modicum of order to the discredited administration during its last months.
Stanton continued to serve as secretary of war for Andrew Johnson, but bitterly opposed what he believed to be the new president’s overly lenient policies toward the toward the former Confederate states.
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 Edwin McMasters Stanton Biography / Biography of Edwin McMasters Stanton Biography
Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), American lawyer, was a member of both James Buchanan's and Abraham Lincoln's Cabinets.
Edwin M. Stanton was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1814.
Stanton had meanwhile been dabbling in local politics, and in 1837 he was elected county prosecuting attorney on the Democratic ticket.
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 Edwin Stanton
Stanton was privately highly critical of the government and once told a friend that he could find "no token of any intelligent understanding of Lincoln, or the crew that govern him".
Stanton made it clear he disagreed with Andrew Johnson and in 1867 the president attempted to force him from office and replace him with Ulysses S. Grant.
Brusque, insolent, cruel, Stanton was without doubt the most unpopular member of Lincoln's administration; but the President in spite of strong pressure, had been loath to let him go while the conflict was raging; he seemed to think that no one else could do the work as well.
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 Catherine Barnes Historical Autographs > Edwin M. Stanton autograph, letters, documents, manuscripts, signatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stanton countered that the Tenure of Office Act, which had been adopted earlier over Johnson's veto, barred the President from removing him without Senate approval, and he refused to leave his post.
This attempt to dismiss Stanton, in apparent violation of the law, crystallized the opposition to Johnson that had been growing for months in Congress and in the North, and it led directly to his impeachment by the House a few days later on February 24, 1868.
For weeks thereafter, while impeachment proceedings were moving forward, Stanton remained at the War Department, day and night, under protection of a guard to prevent his removal by force.
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 Search Results for "Stanton"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1836 and began to practice law in Cadiz.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, American reformer, a leader of the woman-suffrage movement, b.
At a temperance meeting in 1851 she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and from that time until Stanton's death in 1902 they were associated...
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 The Vindication of Edwin Stanton (ART Blurbs)
It is commonly rumored that Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War from 1862 to 1868, engineered the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and then covered up his involvement.
Stanton couldn't have cut that one road, which led to southern Maryland, because there were no telegraphic facilities at that road for Stanton to send a message to.
Stanton didn't want a pursuit of a wrong suspect, so depositions were taken from different eyewitnesses for three hours to form an airtight consensus of who the assassin was.
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 Mr. Lincoln's White House: Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869)
Stanton was a sharp and abusive critic at the beginning of the war, calling Mr.
Stanton was transformed during 1862 from ardent friend to zealous foe of General George McClellan.
Stanton entered into the spirit of the boyish sport with great zest, and for the moment all the perplexing questions of the terrible war were forgotten.
www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org /inside.asp?ID=96&subjectID=2   (1533 words)

  
 Edwin McMasters Stanton
STANTON, Edwin McMasters, statesman, born in Steubenville, Ohio, 19 December, 1814; died in Washington, D. C., 24 December, 1869.
Stanton's entrance into the cabinet marked the beginning of a vigorous military policy: On 27 January, 1862, was issued the first of the president's war orders, prescribing a general movement of the troops.
Stanton that was issued at the time, the president wrote the despatch directing the general of the army to confer with the Confederate commander on none save purely military questions without previously consulting the members of the cabinet.
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 American President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stanton served as prosecuting attorney of Harrison County, Ohio, from 1837 to 1839 and as a reporter of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1842 to 1845.
From 1849 to 1856, Stanton was the counsel for Pennsylvania, and in 1858 became special U.S. counsel on disputed California land grant cases at the request of President James Buchanan.
After disagreements with his secretary of war continued, Johnson challenged the Tenure of Office Act and fired Stanton, but Stanton, supported by the Senate and utilizing armed guards, refused to vacate his office.
www.americanpresident.org /history/jamesbuchanan/cabinet/AttorneyGeneral/EdwinMStanton/email.html   (315 words)

  
 [8.0] January-February 1862: Infernal, Unmitigated Cowardice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stanton was exciteable, aggressive, downright nasty when so inclined, and his remarks about the "original gorilla", the "low, cunning clown", "that giraffe", in the White House had not completely escaped Mr.
Lincoln thought that Stanton might be in need of some restraint sooner or later, describing his prancing and bouncing as reminiscent of the Methodist preacher out West who became so overwrought in his prayers and exhortations that the congregation finally put bricks in his pockets to hold him down.
Stanton would consider the matter and deliver a brusque judgement, and that would be the end of the discussion.
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 Avalon Project : History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - Chapter VII. Impeachment Reported To The Senate
Edwin M. Stanton being then and there Secretary for the Department of War, and being then and there in the due and lawful execution and discharge of the duties of said office, whereby said Andrew Johnson.
Edwin M. Stanton having been this day removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, you are hereby authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upon the discharge of the duties pertaining to that office.
Stanton as one of his advisers, and as a principal subordinate officer whose official conduct he was responsible for and had lawful right to control, might, if, possible.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/treatise/andrew_johnson/chap_07.htm   (2392 words)

  
 THE TENURE OF OFFICE ACT OF 1867   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was not entirely clear whether the Act applied to cabinet officials appointed by a previous president, such as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, a Lincoln appointee.
Stanton had become increasingly at odds with Johnson and the rest of his cabinet, and had been conspiring with Radical Republicans in Congress to thwart Johnson's policies on Reconstruction, which were considered too soft by the Radicals.
On January 3, 1868, the new Congress met and refused to concur in the removal of stanton by a vote of 35 to 16.
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 Stanton, Michigan 48888 - InfoMI.com
Stanton is located in the heart of Montcalm County and is the county seat.
Stanton has a strong school system and is less than five miles from Montcalm Community College.
Stanton was organized in 1860 when the people of Montcalm County voted to move the county seat here from Greenville, which was the original county seat since 1840.
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 The Patriotist - Al Benson, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From the time he was about six years old, Stanton was used to hearing the tirades of one Benjamin Lundy, a Quaker who has been described as one of the "earliest professional abolitionists." Lundy, from time to time, published a sort of newspaper called The Genius of Emancipation.
During the War of Northern Aggression, Stanton and his radical associates in the Lincoln administration were more than willing to prolong the killing and misery on both sides.
Stanton stated that the great end and aim of the war was to abolish slavery.
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 1891 $1 TREASURY NOTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edwin Stanton was born in Steubenville, Ohio on December 19, 1814.
Stanton, a Democrat, was relentless in his criticism of Abraham Lincoln when he took office in 1860, however, Lincoln appointed Stanton Secretary of War in 1862 and his opinion of Lincoln changed radically.
Stanton was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Grant but he died on December 24, 1869, four days after the appointment was confirmed.
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 Mr. Lincoln's White House: The War Department
Edwin Stanton had enlarged and rehabilitated the building when he became Secretary of War in 1862; he raised its height from two to four stories.
Stanton's "customary position in his office was standing at a high, long desk, facing the principal entrance to the room, and open to all who had the right of audience, for he shunned every semblance of privacy in his office," wrote journalist Noah Brooks.
The relationship between Stanton and President Lincoln was indicated in a story told by presidential aide William O. Stoddard who was waiting to see Stanton in his office when Stanton received a telegram from the Shenandoah Valley which General Philip Sheridan announced his defeat of Jubal Early.
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 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Stanton
Stanton, Frederick Perry (1814-1894) — also known as Frederick P. Stanton — of Tennessee.
Son of Richard Stanton and Harriet (Perry) Stanton; brother of Richard Henry Stanton; married to Jane Lanphier.
Son of Richard Stanton and Harriet (Perry) Stanton; married 1833 to Asenath Throop; brother of Frederick Perry Stanton.
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 Articles of Impeachment
EDWIN M. STANTON, Washington, D.C. Which order was unlawfully issued with intent then and there to violate.
Edwin M. Stanton having been this day removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, you are hereby authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upon the discharge of the duties pertaining to that oflice.
Stanton has been instructed to transfer to you all the records, books, papers, and other public property now in his custody and charge.
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