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.

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19559
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1180px
Width:
724px
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