McLane Louis 1786-1857

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Dates:
Birth 1786-05-28
Death 1857-10-07

Biographical notes:

Member of Congress, 1817-1827, and U.S. Senator, 1827-1829, minister to England; secretary of the treasury, 1831; secretary of state, 1833; and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902833

Secretary of Treasury and State under President Jackson.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606711

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the President of the United States, 1831 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606775

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to H. Wells in Dover, 1826 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607902

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Stone, 1836 Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606770

Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and U.S. secretary of the treasury and secretary of state; later president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company.

From the description of Papers of Louis McLane, 1795-1894 (bulk 1817-1855). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131075

Biographical Note

  • 1786, May 28: Born, Smyrna, Del.
  • 1798 - 1801 : Served in United States Navy
  • 1807: Admitted to Delaware bar and practiced law, Smyrna, Del.
  • 1812: Joined the Wilmington, Delaware, Artillery Company under Caesar A. Rodney and later became first lieutenant Married Catherine Mary Milligan
  • 1817 - 1827 : Member, United States House of Representatives from Delaware
  • 1827 - 1829 : Member, United States Senate from Delaware
  • 1829 - 1831 : Minister to England
  • 1831 - 1833 : Secretary of the treasury
  • 1833 - 1834 : Secretary of state
  • 1835: Elected president, Morris Canal and Banking Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 1837: Moved to Baltimore, Md.
  • 1837 - 1847 : President, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.
  • 1845 - 1846 : Minister to England
  • 1850: Delegate, Maryland constitutional convention
  • 1857, Oct.7: Died, Baltimore, Md.

From the guide to the Louis McLane Correspondence, 1795-1894, (bulk 1817-1855), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--Election--1824
  • Indians of North America--Wars
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Naval operations
  • Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1824
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--China
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain
  • Indians of North America--Florida--Wars
  • Politicians--Correspondence
  • Nullification (States' rights)
  • Iron industry and trade

Occupations:

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

Places:

  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Southwestern States (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Veracruz Llave (Mexico) (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Southwestern States (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Veracruz Llave (Mexico) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)