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Joseph Holt

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Gender Male
Death128 years ago
Date of birth January 6,1807
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Born Breckinridge County
Kentucky
United States
Date of died August 1,1894
DiedWashington
D. C.
United States
SpouseMary Harrison
Party Republican Party
Education Centre College
BooksMemoirs of Joseph Holt: General of the Irish Rebels, in 1798
Previous positionUnited States Secretary of War , United States Postmaster General (1859–1860)
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Joseph Holt was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. As a leading member of the Buchanan administration, he succeeded in convincing Buchanan to oppose the secession of the South. He returned to Kentucky and successfully battled the secessionist element thereby helping to keep Kentucky in the Union.

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