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William Henry Hunt

secretary of the navy , diplomat

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

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