Herbert, Hilary A. (Hilary Abner), 1834-1919

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Birth 1834-03-12
Death 1919-03-06
Americans
English

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Hilary Abner Herbert (March 12, 1834 - March 6, 1919) was Secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897. He also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama.

From the description of Letter, March 29, 1893. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18178390

Hilary A. Herbert was an Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic United States representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897.

From the guide to the Hilary A. Herbert Papers, 1864-1931, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic U. S. representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897.

From the description of Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24923927

Lawyer, politician and United States Secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897.

Hilary Herbert began practicing law in Greenville, Ala. in 1857. He served in the Confederate States Army in Pensacola, Fla. and in Va. as a member of the Eight Alabama Infantry Regiment, eventually reaching the rank of colonel. He returned to the practice of law after the War, moving to Montgomery, Ala. in 1872. From 1877 to 1893 he represented Alabama in the U. S. Congress. He distinguished himself on the Committee of Naval Affairs and served as Secretary of the Navy during President Grover Cleveland's second term. After retiring from public service Herbert practiced law in Washington, D. C.

From the description of Letter, 1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122537616

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  • Lawyers--History--19th century
  • Diaries (Blank-books)
  • League of Nations--Public opinion
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  • Children--Social life and customs
  • College students--Social life and customs

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