George Bancroft

George Bancroft

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian

Biography: George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845.

Source/Notes: Vol. 1, ch. 13, p. 484 - A History of the United States (1834-74)

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Source/Notes: Literary and historical miscellanies (1855 edition)

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