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Orasmus Hylas Irish


Born in New York. Indian Agent at the Omaha reservation in 1861. Later Superintendent for Indian Affairs at Salt Lake City. Owner of a newspaper in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Appointed Consel to Germany in 1869.

He served as 5th Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from October 1, 1878, through January 27, 1883. He died in office.

source: BEP Website (photo)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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