Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James), 1828-1891

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1828-11-18
Death 1891-12-23

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Maryland, and U.S. postmaster general.

From the description of John A.J. Creswell papers, 1819-1885 (bulk 1862-1885). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980046

Biographical Note

  • 1828, Nov. 18: Born, Port Deposit, Md.
  • 1848: Graduated, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
  • 1850: Began law practice, Elkton, Md.
  • 1856: Delegate to the Democratic national convention
  • 1861: Member, Maryland House of Delegates Affiliated with the Republican party
  • 1862 - 1863 : Adjutant general of Maryland
  • 1863 - 1865 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1865 - 1867 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1869 - 1874 : Postmaster general
  • 1874 - 1876 : Counsel, Alabama Claims Commission
  • 1876: Resumed law practice
  • 1891, Dec. 23: Died near Elkton, Md.

From the guide to the John A. J. Creswell Papers, 1819-1885, (bulk 1862-1885), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Patronage, Political
  • Draft--United States
  • Draft
  • Practice of law--Maryland
  • Maryland--Politics and government
  • Constitutional convention
  • Alabama claims
  • Constitutional conventions--Maryland
  • Practice of law

Occupations:

  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maryland
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Maryland
  • Cabinet officers
  • Lawyers

Places:

  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)