Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1979

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John A. Dix was a 19th century U.S. army officer and Senator. Dix's initiation into politics began with his election to the U.S. Senate where he served from 1845 to 1849. A major national financial crisis following the secession of South Carolina from the Union led to his appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under James Buchanan. Commissioned a major-general by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, Dix was ordered to take charge of the Alexandria and Arlington Department, later reassigned to the Department of Maryland, and finally appointed commander of the Department of the East. After the Civil War, Dix served as minister to France from 1866 to 1869, returning to the United States with the expectation of retirement in New York. However in 1872, at the age of seventy-five, Dix, a Democrat, became the Republican Party's nominee and successful candidate for the Governorship of New York State, a position he occupied from 1873 to 1874. The John A. Dix Collection reflects the erudition, integrity and dedication to public service of this extraordinary individual.

From the guide to the John A. Dix Collection, 1831-1879, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library)

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associatedWith Bronson, Greene C. (Greene Carrier), 1789-1863 person
associatedWith Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886 person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 person
associatedWith Cheney, T. Apoleon (Theseus Apoleon), 1830-1878 person
associatedWith Cullum, George W. (George Washington), 1809-1892 person
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associatedWith Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897 person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lewis. person
associatedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893 person
associatedWith Flagg, Azariah Cutting, 1790-1873 person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
associatedWith Guthrie, James, 1792-1869 person
associatedWith King, Rufus, 1817-1891 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Frederic Walker, 1817-1898 person
associatedWith Mason, John Young, 1799-1859 person
associatedWith McCall, H. S. (Henry Strong), 1819? -1893 person
associatedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 person
associatedWith Minturn, Robert Bowne, 1836-1889 person
associatedWith Pasko, Wesley Washington, 1840-1897 person
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860 person
associatedWith Pellew, Henry E. person
associatedWith Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892 person
associatedWith Prince, L. Bradford (Le Baron Bradford), 1840-1922 person
associatedWith Republican Party (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schofield, John M. (John McAllister), 1831-1906 person
associatedWith Seeger, Ferdinand, 1846- person
associatedWith Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886 person
associatedWith Smith, Caleb Blood, 1808-1864 person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
associatedWith Stebbins, Henry George, 1811-1881 person
associatedWith Tammany Hall. corporateBody
associatedWith Towle, George M. (George Makepeace), 1841-1893 person
associatedWith Townsend, Edward Davis, 1817-1893 person
associatedWith Tuckerman, Charles K. (Charles Keating), 1821-1896 person
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associatedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
associatedWith Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882 person
associatedWith Woodford, Stewart Lyndon, 1835-1913 person
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Baltimore (Md.), History, Civil War, 1861-1865.
New York (State), Politics and government, 1775-1865.
France, Foreign relations, United States.
United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Sources.
France, Politics and government, 1852-1870.
United States, Foreign relations, France.
France, Foreign relations, 1852-1870.
New York (State), Politics and government, 1865-1950.
United States, Politics and government, 1865-1877.
United States, Politics and government, 1861-1865.
New York (State), History, 1865-
United States, History, 1865-1898, Sources.
United States, History, Military.
United States, History, 1815-1861, Sources.
New York (State), History, 1775-1865.
Military history


Birth 1798

Death 1979

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