Union Cabinet
Home Up

 

Civil War Cabinet - Union - and Freemasonry

If anyone wants to send me email, especially if any of the information on this chart is not correct or if you know of additional information that should be included, please send me email at paulb'at'bessel.org 


HU = information is from the Appendix B of House Undivided: The Story of Freemasonry and the Civil War, by Allen E. Roberts, published by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Richmond, Virginia, 1961.

Position Names of all Civil War Union Cabinet Members
(that I know about)
Masonic information for those who appear to have been involved with Freemasonry
President Abraham Lincoln  
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)  
Andrew Johnson (1865) (HU) Greeneville Lodge #119, Tennessee
Secretary of State William Henry Seward (1861-1865)  
Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Portland Chase (1861-1864)  
William Pitt Fessenden (1864-1865)  
Hugh McCulloch (1865)  
Secretary of War Simon Cameron (1861-1862) (HU) Perseverance Lodge #21 Pennsylvania (Past Master)
Edwin McMasters Stanton (1862-1865)  (HU) Steubenville Lodge #45, Ohio
Attorney General Edward Bates (1861-1864)  
James Speed (1841-1865)  
Postmaster General Montgomery Blair (1861-1864)  
William Dennison (1864-1865)  
Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (1861-1865) (HU) St. John's Lodge #4, Connecticut
Secretary of the Interior Caleb Blood Smith (1861-1863) (HU) Warren Lodge #15, Indiana
John Palmer Usher (1863-1865)  
Summary 16 men were in Lincoln's cabinet - 5, or 31%, were Freemasons
 

Copyright 1998-2015 by Paul M. Bessel - all rights reserved

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions about this website, please feel free to send an email message to me:  paulb'at'bessel.org 

To see an index of other webpages with similar information, please feel free to click on the following:  http://bessel.org/webindex.htm

Please note that I no longer am updating the webpages about Freemasonry. I still maintain my memberships but otherwise I am not active.