It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society.
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|Birth:||1st July, 1802|
|Death:||11th February, 1878|
|Profession:||Journalist, Lawyer, Politician, Writer|
Gideon Welles was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA. He was an American politician, journalist, lawyer, and writer. He was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869, a cabinet post he was given after supporting Lincoln in the 1860 election. He was educated at the Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, Connecticut, and earned a degree at the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy at Norwich, Vt. He became a lawyer through the then-common practice of reading the law, but soon shifted to journalism and became the founder and editor of the Hartford Times in 1826. He wrote several books include: The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln and Seward, and Civil War And Reconstruction.
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