New York Times Editor Asks Surgeon General Be Continued in Job

January 16, 1862

Influential New York Times Editor Henry J. Raymond wrote President Lincoln requesting that Surgeon General Clement Finley, who was 64, be retained in office despite being over the new congressional age limit of 62. Although Finley would escape reassignment, he would eventually clash with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and be removed from office in April 1862.

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