Christopher Memminger

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Christopher Gustavus Memminger (born Christoph Gustav Memminger; January 9, 1803 – March 7, 1888) was a German-born American politician and one of the founding fathers of the Confederate States.wikipedia
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Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury

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As the first Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury, Memminger was the main author of the economic policies of the Jefferson Davis administration.

Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States

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He was the principal author of the Provisional Constitution (1861), as well as the founder of the nation's financial system.
On February 5, Christopher Memminger proposed a committee of thirteen be created for the purpose of drafting a provisional constitution in order to grant congressional power to the convention.

Confederate States of America

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Christopher Gustavus Memminger (born Christoph Gustav Memminger; January 9, 1803 – March 7, 1888) was a German-born American politician and one of the founding fathers of the Confederate States.

Jefferson Davis

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As the first Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury, Memminger was the main author of the economic policies of the Jefferson Davis administration.
Robert Toombs of Georgia was the first Secretary of State and Christopher Memminger of South Carolina became Secretary of the Treasury.

Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union

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When South Carolina seceded from the United States in 1860, Memminger was asked to write the [[Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union]] which outlined the reasons for secession.
It followed the brief Ordinance of Secession that had been issued on December 20. The declaration is a product of a convention organized by the state's government in the month following the election of Abraham Lincoln as U.S. President, where it was drafted in a committee headed by Christopher Memminger.

Confederate States dollar

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Memminger was featured on the Confederate $5.00 bill.
Some of the people featured on banknotes include Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Christopher Memminger, Robert M. T. Hunter, Alexander H. Stephens, Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, Clement Clay, George W. Randolph, and Lucy Holcombe Pickens, the wife of the Governor of South Carolina.

Provisional Congress of the Confederate States

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When other states also seceded, he was selected as a South Carolina delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States, and was the chairman of the committee which drafted the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States.
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George Trenholm

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Memminger resigned his post as Secretary of the Treasury on July 1, 1864 and was replaced by fellow South Carolinian G. A. Trenholm.
Confederate Treasury Secretary Christopher Memminger, a fellow Charlestonian and friend, used Trenholm as an unofficial adviser for almost four years.

List of orphans and foundlings

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Christopher G. Memminger, German American politician, raised in an orphanage

List of German Americans

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Christopher Gustavus Memminger – first Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury, 1861–1864

Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina

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He returned to his summer residence in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
Christopher Memminger, the first Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America; had his summer home here which he called "Rock Hill," later called "Connemara". He is interred in Flat Rock.

List of people from Stuttgart

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Christopher Gustavus Memminger (1803–1888), 1st C.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Electorate of Württemberg

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Memminger was born on January 9, 1803, in Vaihingen, Württemberg (present-day Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany).

Stuttgart

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Memminger was born on January 9, 1803, in Vaihingen, Württemberg (present-day Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany).

Germany

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Memminger was born on January 9, 1803, in Vaihingen, Württemberg (present-day Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany).

Officer (armed forces)

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His father, Gottfried Memminger, was an officer who died a month after his son's birth.

Given name

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His mother, Eberhardina (née Kohler) Memminger, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, but died of yellow fever in 1807.

Charleston, South Carolina

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His mother, Eberhardina (née Kohler) Memminger, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, but died of yellow fever in 1807.

Yellow fever

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His mother, Eberhardina (née Kohler) Memminger, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, but died of yellow fever in 1807.

Thomas Bennett Jr.

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His fortunes changed when, at the age of eleven, he was taken under the care of Thomas Bennett, a prominent lawyer and future Governor.

University of South Carolina

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He entered South Carolina College at the age of 12 and graduated second in his class at 16. Memminger passed the bar in 1825 and became a successful lawyer.

Nullification Crisis

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He was a leader of the opponents during the nullification excitement.

South Carolina

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He entered state politics and served in the South Carolina state legislature from 1836 to 1852 and 1854 to 1860, where for nearly twenty years he was the head of the finance committee. In 1859, after John Brown's raid, he was commissioned by South Carolina to consult with other delegates in Virginia as to the best method of warding off attacks of abolitionists.

John Brown (abolitionist)

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In 1859, after John Brown's raid, he was commissioned by South Carolina to consult with other delegates in Virginia as to the best method of warding off attacks of abolitionists.

Virginia

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In 1859, after John Brown's raid, he was commissioned by South Carolina to consult with other delegates in Virginia as to the best method of warding off attacks of abolitionists.