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Edwin Stanton

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Definition: Lincoln's Secretary of War. Before that, he was attorney general under President James Buchanan. It was Stanton that President Andrew Johnson tried to remove in violation of the Tenure of Office Act, an attempt that brought on Johnson's impeachment trial. In 1869, President Ulysses S. Grant named Stanton to the Supreme Court. Stanton died four days later.

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Edwin Stanton
The life story of Lincoln's Secretary of War.

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