Gideon Welles

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Gideon Welles
24th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
March 7, 1861 – March 4, 1869
Preceded byIsaac Toucey
Succeeded byAdolph E. Borie
Personal details
Born(1802-07-01)July 1, 1802
Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 1878(1878-02-11) (aged 75)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocrat, Republican

Gideon Welles (July 1, 1802 – February 11, 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy during the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He served from March 7, 1861 until March 4, 1869. He was from Glastonbury, Connecticut.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gideon Welles". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. United States Department of the Navy. Archived from the original on August 22, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2011.