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).
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Identifier: Mss 812323.2
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.