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Marker Details

Title, side A
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
Title, side B
Same
Address
301 Market Street
Steubenville, 43952
Location
Jefferson County Counthouse
Latitude
40.359468
Longitude
-80.613490

Picture Details

Title
Edwin Stanton Monument
Caption
This photograph of the Edwin Stanton monument in Steubenville, Ohio, was taken in the 1960s. The statue was built in front of the Jefferson County courthouse in 1911. Stanton, who served as U.S. attorney general and secretary of war, was born in Steubenville. Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869) was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Kenyon College and was admitted to the bar as a lawyer in 1836. In 1860 President James Buchanan made him attorney general of the United States. Under President Lincoln, Stanton served as secretary of war during the Civil War. Stanton was appointed to the Supreme Court by Ulysses S. Grant in 1869, but died four days after the appointment (Om3024_001).