Talk:George Edmund Badger

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Secretary of Navy tenure[edit]

There is an error in the article. He did not retain his position as Secretary of the Navy after Harrison's death.

Evidence: The Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. D, William S. Powell, Ed. (Chapel Hill, UNC Press, 1979) p. 79

"President Harrison appointed him Secretary of the Navy in 1841. Wrote one journal: “Never was the (Navy) department characterized by more efficiency, vigor and ability than during the brief, but brilliant administration of Hon. George E. Badger.”[iv] Brief was certainly a true adjective, for he resigned when Tyler took office, following Harrison’s death after one month in office."

-- 21:36, 20 February 2006 152.23.67.25

Image placement[edit]

Hey, someone should move the painting down, it looks really stupid where it is. I'm not quite good enough with wiki formatting to do it myself, but it would be nice...Licensedlunacy (talk) 18:35, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Famous exchange[edit]

What he was well known-for in 1854, and probably best remembered for by some today, is the reply to the speech he gave in the Kansas-Nebraska Act debates, complaining about how it would be unjust to him not to allow him to bring his old "black mammy" who had raised him into "Nebraska" (which at that time could also refer to Kansas). Benjamin Wade replied that the Kansas-Nebraska Act opponents had no objection to Badger bringing his old black mammy into Kansas -- they only objected to him selling her after he had brought her there... AnonMoos (talk) 16:44, 8 June 2010 (UTC)