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Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816



  • Existence: 1762 - 1816


Paul Hamilton was the 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy, from 1809 to 1813. Following the war, he was a planter and public figure. Hamilton served South Carolina in many public offices including state Representative (1787), State Senator (1794), Comptroller (1800), and the 42nd Governor (1804).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Langdon letter

Identifier: Mss 809122
Mss 809122
Date(s): 1809-01-22

In English.

Paul Hamilton certificate

Identifier: Mss 812323.2
Mss 812323.2
Date(s): 1812
Scope and Contents

Secretary of the Navy Paul Hamilton issued this certificate that W.T. Douglas, a purser in the Navy "conducted himself with ability and fidelity and was thrown out of service only by an act of Congress" reducing number of pursers.

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