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Columbus Delano
Birth: Jun. 4, 1809
Death: Oct. 23, 1896

US Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Vermont but raised in Ohio, he was a lawyer and Whig party loyalist who represented the Buckeye State in Congress from 1845 to 1847. When the Whig Party folded he became a Republican actively backing Abraham Lincoln's 1860 presidential run. In 1862 he lost, by two votes, a bid to become a member of the United States Senate. However he successfully ran again for the United States House of Representatives, serving in Congress from 1865 to 1869. He was commissioner of Internal Revenue from 1869 to 1870 and was appointed Secretary of Interior by President Ulysses S. Grant in November of 1870. Although he served in this position longer than any other nineteenth century incumbent, the scandals which plagued the Grant administration forced him to resign his position in 1875. He returned to Mount Vernon, Ohio where for the next twenty years he practiced law, served as a bank president and promoted higher education. The town of Delano, California was named in his honor in 1873. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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Mound View Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Knox County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Jan 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12928735
Columbus Delano
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Columbus Delano
Added by: Thomas J Fraser
 
Columbus Delano
Added by: Thomas J Fraser
 
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