George Maxwell Robeson

George Maxwell Robeson

Death 27 Sep 1897 (aged 68)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 4868 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Congressman, Civil War Militia General. He served as a Brigadier General in the New Jersey Militia during the Civil War, and facilitated the raising and training of troops for the Union Army as wel as serving as commandant of Camp Stockton training camp in Woodbury, New Jersey. He was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to the cabinet post of Secretary of the Navy, serving from 1869 to 1877. He was elected to represent New Jersey's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1879 to 1883. He was the nephew of Congressman John P.B. Maxwell.

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