Politicians

Relevant Political Appointments during the American Civil War 1861 – 1865

United States Federal Government

4 Mar 1857 – 4 Mar 1861 President James Buchanan, Pa
4 Mar 1861 – 15 Apr 1865 President Abraham Lincoln, Il
16 Apr 1865 – 4 Mar 1869 President Andrew Johnson, Tn

4 Mar 1857 – 4 Mar 1861 Vice-President John Cabell Breckinridge, Ky
4 Mar 1861 – 4 Mar 1865 Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin, Me
4 Mar 1865 – 15 Apr 1865 Vice-President AndrewJohnson, Tn
16 Apr 1865 – 4 Mar 1869 Vice-President Vacant

6 Mar 1857 – 14 Dec 1860 State (Secretary) Lewis Cass, Mi
17 Dec 1861 – 5 Mar 1861 State (Secretary) Jeremiah Sullivan Black, Pa
5 Mar 1861 – 4 Mar 1869 State (Secretary) William Henry Seward, NY

6 Mar 1857 – 29 Dec 1860 War (Secretary) John Buchanan Floyd, Va
31 Dec 1860 – 17 Jan 1861 int* War (Secretary) Joseph Holt, Ky
18 Jan 1861 – 5 Mar 1861 War (Secretary) Joseph Holt, Ky
5 Mar 1861 – 14 Jan 1862 War (Secretary) Simon Cameron, Pa
20 Jan 1862 – 28 May 1868 War (Secretary)Edwin McMasters Stanton, Pa

7 Mar 1857 – 4 Mar 1861 Navy (Secretary) Isaac Toucey, Cn
7 Mar 1861 – 4 Mar 1869 Navy (Secretary) Gideon Welles, Cn

20 Dec 1860 – 4 Mar 1861 Attorney-General Edwin McMasters Stanton, Pa
5 Mar 1861 – 24 Nov 1864 Attorney-General Edward Bates, Mo
2 Dec 1864 – 22 July 1866 Attorney-General James Speed, Ky

10 Mar 1857 – 8 Jan 1861 Interior (Secretary) Jacob Thompson, Ms
5 Mar 1861 – 31 Dec 1862 Interior (Secretary) Caleb Blood Smith, In
1 Jan 1863 – 15 May 1865 Interior (Secretary) John Palmer Usher, In
15 May 1865 – 31 Aug 1866 Interior (Secretary) James Harlan, Io

9 Mar 1859 – 31 Dec 1860 Postmaster-General Joseph Holt, Ky
12 Feb 1861 – 7 Mar 1861 Postmaster-General Horatio King, Me
5 Mar 1861 – 24 Sep 1864 Postmaster-General Montgomery Blair, Md
24 Sep 1864 – 25 Jul 1866 Postmaster-General William Dennison, Oh

7 Mar 1857 – 8 Dec 1860 Treasury (Secretary) Thomas Howell Cobb, Ga
12 Dec 1860 – 14 Jan 1861 Treasury (Secretary) Philip Francis Thomas, Md
15 Jan 1861 – Mar 6 1861 Treasury (Secretary) John Adams Dix, NY
7 Mar 1861 – 30 Jun 1864 Treasury (Secretary) Salmon Portland Chase, Oh
5 Jul 1864 – 3 Mar 1865 Treasury (Secretary) William Pitt Fessenden, Me
9 Mar 1865 – 3 Mar 1869 Treasury (Secretary) Hugh McCulloch, In
int* = interim

Confederate States Provisional Government

4 Feb 1861 – 18 Feb 1861 Provisional Head of State Thomas Howell Cobb, Ga
8 Feb 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 President Jefferson Finis Davis, Ms

8 Feb 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 Vice-President Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Ga

25 Feb 1861 – 25 Jul 1861 State (Secretary) Robert Augustus Toombs, Ga
25 Jul 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 State (Secretary) Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Va

21 Feb 1861 – 16 Sept 1861 War (Secretary) Leroy Pope Walker, Al
17 Sep 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 War (Secretary) Judah Philip Benjamin, La

25 Feb 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 Navy (Secretary) Stephen Russell Mallory, Fl

25 Feb 1861 – 21 Nov 1861 Attorney-General Judah Philip Benjamin, La
17 Sep 1861 – 21 Feb 1861 Attorney-General Thomas Bragg, Al

3 Mar 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 Postmaster-General John Henninger Reagan, Tx

21 Feb 1861 – 21 Feb 1862 Treasury (Secretary) Christopher Gustavus Memminger, SC

Confederate States Government

22 Feb 1862 – 5 May 1865 President Jefferson Finis Davis, Ms

22 Feb 1862 – 11 May 1865 Vice-President Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Ga

22 Feb 1862 – 17 Mar 1862 State (Secretary) Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Va
18 Mar 1862 – 10 May 1865 State (Secretary) Judah Philip Benjamin, La

17 Mar 1862 – 17 Nov 1862 War (Secretary) George Wythe Randolph, Va
17 Nov 1862 – 19 Nov 1862 int* War (Secretary) Gustavus Woodson Smith, Ky
20 Nov 1862 – 5 Feb 1865 War (Secretary) James Alexander Seddon, Va
6 Feb 1865 – 10 May 1865 War (Secretary) John Cabell Breckinridge, Ky

22 Feb 1862 – 2 May 1865 Navy (Secretary) Stephen Russell Mallory, Fl

25 Feb 1861 – 21 Nov 1862 Attorney-General Judah Philip Benjamin, La
22 Feb 1862 – 16 Mar 1862 Attorney-General Thomas Bragg, NC
17 Mar 1862 – 1 Oct 1863 Attorney-General Thomas Hill Watts, Al
2 Oct 1863 – 1 Jan 1864 int* Attorney-General Wade Keyes, Al
2 Jan 1864 – 24 Apr 1865 Attorney-General George Davis, NC

22 Feb 1862 – 10 May 1865 Postmaster-General John Henninger Reagan, Tx

22 Feb 1862 – 18 Jul 1864 Treasury (Secretary) Christopher Gustavus Memminger, SC
18 Jul 1864 – 26 Apr 1865 Treasury (Secretary) George Alfred Trenholm, SC
27 Apr 1865 – 10 May 1865 Treasury (Secretary) John Henninger Reagan, Tx
int* = interim

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