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George Maxwell Robeson

  • Birth 16 Mar 1829 Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1897 Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 4868

Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Congressman, Civil War Militia General. 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. Commanded the Camp Stockton training camp in Woodbury, New Jersey. 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. Nephew of US Congressman John P.B. Maxwell.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Maxwell Robeson (16 Mar 1829–27 Sep 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4868, citing Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .