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James Guthrie
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Birth Date:December 5, 1792
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
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Died Date:March 3, 1869

Occupation:US Politician

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James Guthrie

Biography:James Guthrie (December 5, 1792 - March 3, 1869) was an American businessman and politician.

He was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, studied law and worked as a lawyer until 1827 when he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. He served in Kentucky's lower house from 1827 to 1829, and in the upper house, the Kentucky Senate, from 1831 to 1840.

Guthrie served as president of Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1849.

A city leader in Louisville, he invested in railroads, and served as president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Louisville and Portland Canal Company. He also helped found the consolidated University of Louisville and served as its second president.

Guthrie was appointed the 21st Secretary of the Treasury by President Franklin Pierce in 1853 and served for the entirety for Pierce's term.

He was also a member of the Peace Congress of 1861 held in Washington, D.C. to devise means to prevent the impending civil war.

Guthrie also served in the United States Senate from 1865 through 1868, when he resigned due to ill health. He died the following year in Louisville and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Preceded by: Thomas Corwin United States Secretary of the Treasury 1853-1857 Succeeded by: Howell Cobb Preceded by: Lazarus W. Powell United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky 1865-1868 Succeeded by: Thomas C. McCreery United States Secretaries of the Treasury Hamilton • Wolcott • Dexter • Gallatin • Campbell • Dallas • Crawford • Rush • Ingham • McLane • Duane • Taney • Woodbury • Ewing • Forward • Spencer • Bibb • Walker • Meredith • Corwin • Guthrie • Cobb • Thomas • Dix • Chase • Fessenden • McCulloch • Boutwell • Richardson • Bristow • Morrill • Sherman • Windom • Folger • Gresham • McCulloch • Manning • Fairchild • Windom • Foster • Carlisle • Gage • Shaw • Cortelyou • MacVeagh • McAdoo • Glass • Houston • Mellon • Mills • Woodin • Morgenthau • Vinson • Snyder • Humphrey • Anderson • Dillon • Fowler • Barr • Kennedy •

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Birthday: December 5, 1792

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Birthday: December 5, 2017

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