Joshua Fry Speed

Joshua Fry Speed

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 29 May 1882 (aged 67)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section N, Lot 54
Memorial ID 6940169 · View Source
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Businessman. He was a friend and confidant of future 16th United States President Abraham Lincoln. He left Louisville, Kentucky in 1835 for Springfield, Illinois, where he befriended Lincoln, became a merchant and worked as a newspaper editor. During Civil War, served as President Lincoln's western affairs adviser, and was offered the position of Secretary of Treasury several times by the President, but he declined each.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
  • Added: 19 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6940169
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Fry Speed (14 Nov 1814–29 May 1882), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6940169, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .