Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842

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U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. senator from and governor of New Jersey.

From the description of Papers of Samuel L. Southard, 1809-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961420

Secretary of the navy.

From the description of Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996223

Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 19th century. He served as a New Jersey Senator from 1821 to 1823, during which time he was a member of the committee that produced the Missouri Compromise. In 1823 President James Monroe selected him to be Secretary of the Navy, and he remained in office under President John Quincy Adams. Under Southard's leadership, the Navy grew by approximately 50% in personnel and expenditures. He became the New Jersey Attorney General in 1829, and briefly served as Governor from 1832 to 1833. Southard became the leader of the Whig Party and became acting Vice President from April 4, 1841 to May 31, 1842 after the death of William Henry Harrison.

From the description of Samuel L. Southard papers, 1791-1853. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233035549

Southard was a jurist, statesman: associate justice, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1815-20; senator from N.J., 1821-23 and 1833-42; Secretary of the Navy, 1823-29; governor of N.J., 1832-33.

From the description of Samuel L. Southard Papers, 1783-1893 (bulk 1802-1846). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 175684125

American senator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the President of the United States (James Monroe), 1824 Jul. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664063

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mr. Dickens, 1825 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663919

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referencedIn Jackson, John P. (John Peter), 1805-1861. Letters received, 1828-1860 (inclusive). Rutgers University
creatorOf Southard, Samuel Lewis, 1787-1842. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the President of the United States (James Monroe), 1824 Jul. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Greenway, Edward M. Edward M. Greenway collection 1737-1876. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Extracts from reports of S.L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, concerning early surveys of the coast, 1824-1828. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Letters and notes : concerning Andrew Jackson, 1827- 1832. James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
creatorOf Percival, John, 1779-1862. Papers, 1826-1841. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843. Smith Thompson papers, 1765-1831 (bulk 1823-1831). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to Samuel l. Southard, 1826 Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. Letters, 1813-1851. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1820-1893. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Miscellaneous letters and documents : of James Monroe, 1798-1830, n.d. James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
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referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Political papers, 1761-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Montagu, Percy,. Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs [manuscript], 1793-1907. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Correspondence to Richard Penn Smith, 1827. University of Pennsylvania Library
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creatorOf Southard, Samuel Lewis, 1787-1842. Autograph letter signed : to Mr. Dickens, 1825 Aug. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Montagu, Percy. Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs, 1793-1907. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850. Nathaniel Silsbee papers, 1809-1844. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
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referencedIn Daniel Todd Patterson Papers, 1772-1927, (bulk 1825-1835) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rodgers Family Papers, 1788-1944, (bulk 1820-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Papers, 1785-1851. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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creatorOf U. S. Department of the Navy letter book, 1823-1828 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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Birth 1787-06-09

Death 1842-06-26

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