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Favorable or Unfavorable #361: Walter Q Gresham


Favorable or Unfavorable #361: Walter Q Gresham  

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WQ Gresham of IN is a rare politician who was prominent for both major parties. 

His actions:

Gresham, Walter Q 1864 Brig Gen commanding a division during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign
Gresham, Walter Q 1866 Rare GOPer opposes to Black Suffrage, loses bid for US House
Gresham, Walter Q 1877 Role in organizing protection for private property while as Federal Judge during Great RR Strike
Gresham, Walter Q 1883 Confirmed as PM Gen for Arthur
Gresham, Walter Q 1884 Moved from PM Gen to Sec of Treasury by Arthur
Gresham, Walter Q 1884 Rep Pres candidate
Gresham, Walter Q 1884 Resigns as Sec of Treasury to take Federal judge position
Gresham, Walter Q 1888 Rep Pres Cand
Gresham, Walter Q 1890 Rare GOP critic of McKinley Tariff and high tariffs in general
Gresham, Walter Q 1892 Declines to be nominated as Populist nom for pres
Gresham, Walter Q 1892 Breaks w/ Reps and endorses Cleveland for Pres over tariff policy; switches from GOP to Dem
Gresham, Walter Q 1893 Confirmed Sec of State for Cleveland
Gresham, Walter Q 1895 Dies in office
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