Albert Gallatin Edwards (1812 - 1892) MP

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Birthplace: KY
Death: Died
Occupation: Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Albert Gallatin Edwards

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Albert Gallatin Edwards (October 15, 1812 – April 19, 1892) was an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President of the United States Abraham Lincoln and founder of brokerage firm A. G. Edwards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._G._Edwards


Edwards was born in Kentucky in 1812 and named after Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. His father was Illinois Governor and U.S. Senator, Ninian Edwards. He graduated from West Point and was stationed near St. Louis, MO. There he met Louise Cabanne, the daughter of prominent St. Louis Family, whom he married in 1835. Following his marriage, Edwards resigned from the military and entered the wholesale business.


Edwards fought for the Union during the American Civil War and was rewarded for his effort by President Lincoln who named him Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in April, 1865. Later, in 1887, at the age of 75, he founded the brokerage firm that bore his name, A. G. Edwards

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Albert Gallatin Edwards's Timeline

1812
October 15, 1812
KY
1850
June 4, 1850
Age 37
1851
1851
Age 38
1853
1853
Age 40
1855
1855
Age 42
1892
April 19, 1892
Age 79