George W. Randolph

George W. Randolph

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, planter, and Confederate general. He served for eight months in 1862 as the Confederate States Secretary of War during the American Civil War, when he reformed procurement, wrote the conscription law, and strengthened western defenses. He was President Thomas Jefferson's youngest grandson by his daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph. Randolph was born in 1818 at Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia, to Martha Jefferson Randolph, the daughter of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Their youngest son, he was named in honor of George Wythe, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and law professor of his grandfather AJefferson. He was also related to Edmund Randolph, who served in George Washington's cabinet as the first Attorney General of the United States, as well as colonist William Randolph through both his mother's and father's sides of the familyshow more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136657023
  • 9786136657028