Henry Clay Payne

Henry Clay Payne

Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Oct 1904 (aged 60)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Just to the Left of Blatz Family
Memorial ID 6679513 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He graduated from Shelburne Falls Academy Massachusetts, in 1859, moved to Wisconsin, in 1863, where he became a successful businessman and railroad executive. He began his political career when appointed Postmaster of Milwaukee and held the position (1876-88). He was president of the Milwaukee and Northern Railroad. (1890-93), president of the Milwaukee Street Railway Company (1892-95), president of the Wisconsin Telephone Compnay, (1889-99) and president of the Calumet Terminal Railway (1894-96). In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him Post Master General Cabinet Secretary and hedied in office at age 60.

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