Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

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George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant.

From the description of George Maxwell Robeson collection, 1869-1890. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 156052548

U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to R.C. Daniel, 1872 April 2. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521987

U.S. Secretary of the navy.

From the description of Letter, 1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36405094

U.S. representative of New Jersey, U.S. secretary of the navy, lawyer, and army officer.

From the description of Letters of George M. Robeson, 1875-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449564

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referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1820-1893. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Schoonmaker, Cornelius Marius, 1839-1889. Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker papers, 1833-1931 (bulk 1860-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 26: U. S. Coast Guard.
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution Annual Report. 1871.0.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 32: Office Of The Secretary, Unbound Miscellane.
referencedIn Nicholson, Sommerville, 1822-1905. Papers of Sommerville Nicholson, 1839-1881. Library of Congress
referencedIn Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982. The Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. David Bailie Warden Papers.
referencedIn Congar, Horace N., 1817-1893. Papers, 1863-1905. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. Letters of George M. Robeson, 1875-1876. Library of Congress
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. Letter : Washington, D.C., to William W. Belknap, [Washington, D.C.], 1871 Aug. 3. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn David D. Porter Family Papers, 1799-1899 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. George Robeson deed, 1860. Camden County Historical Society
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Ray" to "Robinson". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Naval Observatory Records.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Capron, Horace, 1804-1885. Horace Capron papers, 1837-1884 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. Letter : Washington, D.C., to William W. Belknap, [Washington, D.C.], 1871 Aug. 3. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. Letter, December 12, 1871. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
referencedIn Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884. Papers, 1683-1912. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn U.S. Congress, House Documents. House Executive Documents.
referencedIn Russell, John Henry, 1827-1897. Papers of John Henry Russell, 1861-1875. Library of Congress
referencedIn Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn Greene, Samuel Dana, 1839-1884. Samuel Dana Greene Collection, 1869-1883, 1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Administration Other Files.
creatorOf United States. Navy Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Alphonso Taft, Washington, D.C., 1876 Dec. 24. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. George Maxwell Robeson collection, 1869-1890. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Radford, William, 1809-1890. Papers of William Radford, 1847-1890. Library of Congress
referencedIn Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917. Note, December 12, 1871. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker Papers, 1833-1931, (bulk 1860-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Offley, Holmes E., 1839-1919. Diaries and photographs, 1872-1873 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
referencedIn Autograph album kept in Columbia, South Carolina [manuscript] 1875-1878. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to R.C. Daniel, 1872 April 2. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Pratt, Calvin E. (Calvin Edward), 1828-1896. Military officer correspondence, 1861-1904. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Papers of Gideon Welles, 1846-1902 (bulk 1861-1870). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Rg 192: Commissary General Of Subsistence.
creatorOf Robeson, George Maxwell, 1829-1897. Letter, 1872. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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Birth 1829-03-16

Death 1897-09-27

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