Cameron Pushed for Cabinet

Wednesday, December 6, 1860

Former Kansas territorial Governor Andrew H. Reeder visits President-elect Lincoln to advocate for a cabinet spot for Simon Cameron, the controversial former governor of Pennsylvania. Deciding on whether or not to appoint Cameron would prove Lincoln’s most difficult Cabinet decision. Eventually, he would be named Secretary of War where his management skills were challenged and found wanting.

Published in: on December 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: