Guthrie, James, 1792-1869

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Dates:
Birth 1792-12-05
Death 1869-03-13

Biographical notes:

James Guthrie (1792-1869) of Louisville, Ky., was president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; secretary of the United States Treasury, 1853-1857; member of the Peace Convention of 1861; and United States senator from Kentucky, 1865-1868.

From the guide to the James Guthrie Letters, ., 1857-1862, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

American lawyer and politican; Secretary of Treasury.

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510334

U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from and public official of Kentucky, university president, railroad official, and lawyer.

From the description of Letters of James Guthrie, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450593

President of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; secretary of the U.S. Treasury, 1853-1857; member of the Peace Convention of 1861; and U.S. senator from Kentucky, 1865-1868; from Louisville, Ky.

From the description of James Guthrie letters, 1857-1862 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23874883

American lawyer and politican; Secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Treasury Department," to Caleb Cushing, 1855 July 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503907

James Guthrie (1792-1869) was Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin Pierce.

From the description of Letter to Richard Hammond, 1853, Sep. 2. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228767615

Lawyer, businessman, legislator, secretary of the treasury.

From the description of James Guthrie : papers, 1826-1867. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252900

Biographical note: Lawyer and political leader; Guthrie was founder and president of University of Louisville, served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1853 to 1857, supported the Union during the Civil War, and served as U.S. Senator from 1865 to 1868. Richard P. Hammond was Collector of the Port of San Francisco.

From the description of Guthrie letter, 16 Jan. 1854. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 48189675

James Guthrie was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, on December 5, 1792. He served in the Kentucky General Assembly and Kentucky Senate, and became a civic leader in Louisville. In 1853 President Franklin Pierce appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held for four years. Guthrie was a member of the Peace Congress held in 1861 to devise ways to prevent the Civil War, and served in the United States Senate from 1865 to 1868. He died in Louisville on March 3, 1869.

Edward F. Beale was born in the District of Columbia on February 4, 1822, and joined the United States Navy in 1837. He sailed to California during the Mexican War, commanded a cavalry contingent, and saw much action with Captain Fremont and General Kearney. In 1848, he journeyed back to Washington DC bringing news of the California gold discovery. On March 4, 1852, Beale was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and on his trip overland mapped out a new emigration route. In 1857 he built a wagon road from Fort Defiance, New Mexico to the Colorado River using camels, and later purchased Tejon Ranch near Bakersfield, where he kept the camels he had bought. During 1876-77 Beale served as the United States Ambassador to Austria-Hungary. He died in Washington , DC on April 22, 1893.

From the description of James Guthrie California Indians letter, 1853. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 236111481

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  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Secession
  • Indians--Government relations
  • Railroads--History--Sources
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  • Custom houses
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  • Lawyers--Archives
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  • Public officials--Kentucky
  • Cabinet officers
  • College presidents
  • Lawyers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Kentucky
  • Railroad officials

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