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 William Henry Hunt, Sr

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William Henry Hunt, Sr

  • Birth 12 Jun 1823 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1884 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Van Ness, Lot 163 East
  • Memorial ID 11846852

Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Diplomat. A veteran of the Civil War, he served with the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. After entering politics after the war he served in several government positions including the Louisiana State Attorney General in 1876, Judge of the United States Court of Claims in 1878, United States Secretary of the Navy from 1881 to 1882, and as the United States Minister to Russia from 1882, until his death in 1884.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11846852
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Hunt, Sr (12 Jun 1823–27 Feb 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11846852, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .