Isaac Newton (1800-1867)
Isaac Newton was a farmer and the first U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture. As a member of the U.S. Agricultural Society, he lobbied vigorously for the establishment of a federal department. In 1862 President Lincoln created the U. S. Department of Agriculture and appointed Newton to be the first commissioner. Newton achieved his goal of making the department a scientific institution.
- 1862 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Glass Negative Print
- Mathew Brady
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