: This photograph of the Edwin Stanton monument in Steubenville, Ohio, was taken in the 1960s. The statue was built in front of the Jefferson County courthouse in 1911. Stanton, who served as U.S. attorney general and secretary of war, was born in Steubenville. The slide measures 2.75" x 2.75" (6.99 x 6.99 cm). Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Kenyon College and was admitted to the bar as a lawyer in 1836. In 1860 President James Buchanan made him attorney general of the United States. Under President Lincoln, Stanton served as secretary of war during the Civil War. Stanton was appointed to the Supreme Court by Ulysses S. Grant in 1869, but died four days after the appointment. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Presidents and Politics; Military Ohio; Arts and Entertainment; Sculpture ; Civil War Places
: Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)