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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
creatorOf Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. [Letter] 1865 Dec. 12, Ho[use of] Rep[resentatives to] J.A.J. Creswell / J.A. Garfield. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Papers of Charles Lanman, 1823-1868. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. William P. Kellogg letter, 1874. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf John A. J. Creswell Papers, 1819-1885, (bulk 1862-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876. Papers, 1871-1872. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Charles Lanman papers, 1823-1868, 1823-1868 State of Maryland and Historical Collections
referencedIn John Sherman Papers, 1836-1900, (bulk 1857-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James), 1828-1891. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Benjamin H. Brewster], n.p., 1882 June 9. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Zachariah Chandler papers, 1854-1899 (bulk 1854-1879). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Zachariah Chandler Papers, 1854-1899, (bulk 1854-1879) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James), 1828-1891. John A.J. Creswell papers, 1819-1885 (bulk 1862-1885). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Alabama (Screw sloop) corporateBody
associatedWith Brewster, Benjamin Harris, 1816-1888. person
correspondedWith Carroll, Thomas King, 1793-1873 person
correspondedWith Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. person
correspondedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894 person
correspondedWith Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865 person
correspondedWith Duncan, Levi person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
correspondedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
correspondedWith Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968 person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Park, 1808-1893 person
correspondedWith Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905 person
correspondedWith Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798-1865 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876 person
associatedWith Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Maryland. Adjutant General. corporateBody
associatedWith Maryland. Constitutional Convention (1867) corporateBody
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
correspondedWith Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883 person
correspondedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912 person
correspondedWith Sherman, John, 1796-1841 person
correspondedWith Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914 person
associatedWith United States. Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims. corporateBody
correspondedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maryland
United States
United States
Subject
Patronage, Political
Draft--United States
Draft
Practice of law--Maryland
Maryland--Politics and government
Constitutional convention
Alabama claims
Constitutional conventions--Maryland
Practice of law
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Maryland
Senators, U.S. Congress--Maryland
Cabinet officers
Lawyers
Function

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Birth 1828-11-18

Death 1891-12-23

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