William L. Marcy

(William Learned Marcy)

William L. Marcy
William L. Marcy
  • Born: December 12, 1786
  • Died: July 4, 1857
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William Learned Marcy was an American lawyer, politician, and judge who served as U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secretary of State. In the latter office, he negotiated the Gadsden Purchase, the last major acquisition of land in the continental United States.

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