SPENCER, John Canfield [1788-1855] -- American legislator
U.S. secretary of war (1841-43) and of the treasury (1843-44) under Tyler.
Member of Congress (1817-19).
SPENCER, John Canfield (son of Ambrose Spencer, ¤
and father of Philip Spencer ¤),
a Representative from New York;
born in Hudson, N.Y., January 8, 1788;
was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1806;
studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, N.Y.
He died in Albany, N.Y., May 18, 1855;
interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.
[Biographical Directory of the American Congress]
| served in the War of 1812 |
| Judge Advocate General |
| postmaster of Canandaigua, N.Y. |
| assistant attorney general for western New York |
| elected as a Democrat to the Fifteenth Congress |
| was not a candidate for renomination |
| member of the State assembly and served one year as speaker |
| served in the State senate |
| special prosecutor to investigate the disappearance of William Morgan |
| again a member of the State assembly |
| secretary of state of New York |
| appointed Secretary of War by President Tyler |
| His son Philip ¤ executed for attempted mutiny |
| Secretary of the Treasury; resigned |
| was nominated to the Supreme Court but rejected by the U.S. Senate |
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