Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855

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Birth 1788-01-08
Death 1855-05-17

Biographical notes:

John C. Spencer served as a Congressman from New York from 1817-1819, and was later Secretary of War and then Secretary of the Treasury in the administration of President Tyler.

From the description of John C. Spencer letter : to John S. Larned, 1818 February 13. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 779599386

American lawyer and cabinet officer.

From the description of Autograph letters (2) signed : House of Representatives, to George Boyd, Esq. Pensior Office, 1818 Mar. 26 and 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579232

U.S. representative from New York, U.S. secretary of war and secretary of the treasury, and New York public official.

From the description of John C. Spencer correspondence, 1822-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980503

U.S. Secretary of War under President Tyler, 1841-1843. Great grandfather of Mrs. Guilford Francis of Buffalo, N.Y.

From the description of Power of attorney : to Henry Morris, 1833 Feb. 18. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33115286

Spencer was a New York state lawyer and congressman. In 1839 he became secretary of the state of New York and U.S. secretary of War (1841-1843).

From the description of Letter to Reuben Walworth, 27 May 1840. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235928495

U.S. secretary of war under President Tyler, 1841-1843. Great grandfather of Mrs. Guilford Francis of Buffalo, N.Y.

From the description of John C. Spencer letter : Canandaigua, to Rev. W. Shelton, Buffalo, 1835 Mar. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 173260177

American lawyer, Congressman and cabinet officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Noah Webster, 1839 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574419

John C. Spencer, a Congressman from N.Y., also served as President Tyler's Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury. Spencer resigned from the Cabinet because of his opposition to annex Texas. He was then nominated to the Supreme Court, but was rejected.

John Nelson, a Congressman from Maryland, also served as President Tyler's Attorney General, as well as the Secretary of State ad interim.

From the description of J.C. Spencer letter : Albany, N.Y., to John Nelson : ALS, 1844 Oct. 17. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 53161025

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Subjects:

  • Asthma
  • Law
  • Episcopal Church
  • Books and reading
  • Telegraph--History
  • Real property
  • Medicine History 19th century
  • Court rules
  • Debt

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Public officials--New York (State)

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  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)