Edwin McMasters Stanton
Burial Location Visited
Washington, D.C. July 5, 2015




Noted presidential cabinet member
Edwin Stanton died in 1869 and
was subsequently buried at Oak
Hill Cemetery in the Georgetown
neighborhood of Washington, D.C.






Other Lincoln-related burials at Oak Hill
Cemetery include the president's private
secretary, John Nicolay, and Frederick Aiken,
one of Mary Surratt's defense lawyers in the
 conspiracy trial. Lincoln's son, Willie, was
interred there from 1862 to 1865.


Stanton served in the cabinets of
three presidents: for James
Buchanan as attorney general,
and for Abraham Lincoln and
Andrew Johnson as secretary of
war.






Other Lincoln-related burials at Oak Hill
Cemetery include the president's private
secretary, John Nicolay, and Frederick Aiken,
one of Mary Surratt's defense lawyers in the
 conspiracy trial. Lincoln's son, Willie, was
interred there from 1862 to 1865.




*** Interesting Facts ***

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* On December 20, 1869, President Ulysses S. Grant nominated Stanton to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate quickly confirmed the appointment, and a grateful Stanton wrote Grant that the position of associate justice was, "the only public office I ever desired." Just days later, on December 23rd, Stanton took ill with an asthma attack. He died early the next morning without ever serving on the Supreme Court.



Spouse: Mary Lamson Stanton (m. 1836-1844)
              Ellen Hutchison Stanton (m. 1856-1869)

Political Party: Democratic Party
                     Republican Party


Last Words: Unknown






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