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John Chalfant New


Born in Vernon, Indiana. Graduate of Bethany College, Virginia in 1851. Admitted to the bar in 1852. Clerk of courts in Marion County, Indiana in 1856. Quartermaster general of Indiana in 1861. Elected state senator 1862. Became cashier of the First National Bank in 1865 and later president.

Appointed Treasurer of the United States by President Grant and served June 30, 1875, to July 1, 1876. Editor of the Indianapolis Daily Journal in 1878. Served on the Republican National Committee 1878 to 1892. Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by President Arthur in 1882 to 1884. Appointed consul general to London in 1889.

bio: ApCAB; *NCAB 13; TCBDA; WWWA-1 (*gives middle name Chalfont)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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