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 Charles James Folger

Charles James Folger

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Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Sep 1884 (aged 66)
Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Burial Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 15192198 · View Source
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US Treasury Secretary. He was educated at Hobart College and admitted to the bar in 1839. Early in his career he served as a local and county judge and as a member of the State Senate. In 1870 he was elected to the Court of Appeals, New York's highest state court, and became Chief Judge in 1880. Folger was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 1881 and earned accolades for presiding over creation of a large budget surplus. A Republican candidate for New York Governor in 1882, he was defeated by Grover Cleveland. Folger was still serving as Treasury Secretary at the time of his death.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 8 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15192198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles James Folger (16 Apr 1818–4 Sep 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15192198, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .