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Cameron family of Pennsylvania

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  William Cameron (1795-1877) — of Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. Born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., October 18, 1795. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876. Died in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., September 10, 1877 (age 81 years, 327 days). Interment at Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Brother of Simon Cameron (1799-1889); uncle of James Donald Cameron.
  Political families: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Hornblower family of Newark, New Jersey; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Simon Cameron (1799-1889) — also known as "The Czar of Pennsylvania" — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., March 8, 1799. Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1829-30; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1845-49, 1857-61, 1867-77; resigned 1861, 1877; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1860; U.S. Secretary of War, 1861-62; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1862. Member, Freemasons. Died near Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., June 26, 1889 (age 90 years, 110 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Cameron and Martha (Pfoutz) Cameron; brother of William Cameron; married to Margaret Brua; father of Virginia Rolette Cameron (who married Isaac Wayne MacVeagh) and James Donald Cameron (1833-1918); grandfather of Joseph Gardner Bradley.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cameron counties in La. and Pa. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) — Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, February 8, 1820. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1869. Member, Loyal Legion. In 1864, he led Union troops who attacked and burned Atlanta, Georgia. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1891 (age 71 years, 6 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.; statue at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Sherman Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Mary (Hoyt) Sherman (1787-1852) and Charles Robert Sherman; brother of Charles Taylor Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; married, May 1, 1850, to Eleanor Boyle Ewing (1824-1888; daughter of Thomas Ewing); father of Eleanor M. Sherman (1859-1915; who married Alexander Montgomery Thackara); uncle of Mary Hoyt Sherman (1842-1904; who married Nelson Appleton Miles) and Elizabeth Sherman (who married James Donald Cameron); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of David Munson Osborne; second cousin once removed of Thomas Mott Osborne; second cousin twice removed of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; second cousin thrice removed of Pierpont Edwards and Aaron Burr; third cousin of Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard and Blanche M. Woodward; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Ira Yale, Louis Ezekiel Stoddard and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace, Chauncey Goodrich and Elizur Goodrich; fourth cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum, Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875), Henry Jarvis Raymond and Edwin Olmstead Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Yale, Theodore Davenport, David Lowrey Seymour, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Fred Lockwood Keeler and Thomas McKeen Chidsey.
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Sherman counties in Kan., Neb. and Ore. are named for him.
  The community of Sherman, Michigan, is named for him.  — Mount Sherman, in Lake and Park counties, Colorado, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: W. T. S. Rath
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about William T. Sherman: Stanley P. Hirshson, The White Tecumseh : A Biography of General William T. Sherman
J. Donald Cameron James Donald Cameron (1833-1918) — also known as J. Donald Cameron — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., May 14, 1833. Republican. Banker; iron manufacturer; president, Northern Central Railroad, 1863-74; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868, 1880; U.S. Secretary of War, 1876-77; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1877-97; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1879-80. Died in Lancaster County, Pa., August 30, 1918 (age 85 years, 108 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Cameron and Margaret (Brua) Cameron; married, May 20, 1856, to Mary McCormick (died 1874); married 1878 to Elizabeth Sherman (niece of William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)); nephew of William Cameron.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Ewing family of Yonkers and New York City, New York; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Isaac Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917) — also known as Wayne MacVeagh — of Chester County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., April 19, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; Chester County District Attorney, 1859-64; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1863; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1870-71; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872; U.S. Attorney General, 1881; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1893-97. Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1917 (age 83 years, 267 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Maj. John MacVeagh and Margaret (Lincoln) MacVeagh; brother of Franklin MacVeagh; married, May 22, 1856, to Letitia Miner 'Letty' Lewis; married, December 27, 1866, to Virginia Rolette Cameron (daughter of Simon Cameron); father of Charles MacVeagh (1860-1931); grandfather of Lincoln MacVeagh.
  Political family: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Genial to his friends. Enlightening to all. Keen eyed, clear spoken. He remembered, he observed, he foresaw."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Gardner Bradley (b. 1881) — also known as J. G. Bradley — of Dundon, Clay County, W.Va. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 12, 1881. Republican. Coal mining magnate; organizer of Elk River Coal and Lumber Co.; organizer of the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad; director, Central Iron and Steel Co.; created the town of Widen, W.Va.; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916, 1928; chair of Clay County Republican Party, 1917. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Hornblower Bradley and Eliza McCormack (Cameron) Bradley; married to Mabel Bayard Warren (granddaughter of Thomas Francis Bayard Sr.); grandson of Simon Cameron and Joseph Philo Bradley (1813-1892).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Hornblower family of Newark, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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