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William Henry Hunt

William Henry Hunt, American secretary of the navy, diplomat.


  • Hunt, William Henry was born on June 12, 1823 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas and Louisa (Gaillard) Hunt.

  • Education

    • Educated Yale.


    • Admitted to Louisiana bar, 1844. Professor civil law U. Louisiana Law School (Now Tulane University), 1866. Appointed attorney general Louisiana, 1876, associate judge The United States of America Court Claims, 1878.

      United States secretary of navy under President James Garfield, 1881-1882. United States minister to Russia, 1882-1884.


    • Married Frances Ann Andrews, November 16, 1848. Married second, Elizabeth Ridgely, October 14, 1852.; married 4th, Mistress.
    • father: Thomas Hunt
    • mother: Louisa (Gaillard) Hunt
    • spouses: Frances Ann Andrews
    • Elizabeth Ridgely
    • Mistress
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    Died February 17, 1884
    (aged 60)