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Richard Achilles Ballinger
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- Ancestral Sleuth
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
 
Richard Achilles Ballinger: Sir , you will be remembered as the mayor of Seattle, Washington, from 19041906 and as the 24th U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 19091911. In 1909, President William Howard Taft appointed you as Secretary of the Interior. While Secretary, you were accused of having interfered with investigation into the legality of certain private coal-land claims in Alaska. After a series of articles in Collier's Weekly that roused the conservationists, an investigation was demanded. A congressional committee exonerated you, but the questioning by committee counsel member Louis D. Brandeis made your anti-conservationism clear. You resigned in March, 1911. The incident split the Republican Party and helped turn the election of 1912 against Taft. thanks for your service, may you rest in peace after 91 years!
- MFPS
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
 

- Michelle 💕ღ
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
 

- quebecoise
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
 
happy 154th birthday and thanks for serving the Department of the Interior under President Taft!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 9, 2012
 
I light a candle for Richard A. Ballinger ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
 

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Sep. 21, 2011
 

 Added: Jul. 9, 2011
 

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Nov. 22, 2010
 
thanks for serving the Department of the Interior under President Taft!may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jun. 6, 2010
 

- Bekah
 Added: May. 19, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Dec. 23, 2009
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008
 
happy 150th birthday and thanks for serving the Department of the Interior under President Taft!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008
 

- mj
 Added: Jun. 28, 2008
 
Remembering Judge Richard A. Ballinger 86 years later
- Nancy
 Added: Jun. 6, 2008
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 6, 2008
 
Remembered on your 149th birthday Secretary Ballinger
- Nancy
 Added: Jul. 9, 2007
 
Remembered on your 148th birthday Secretary Ballinger
- Nancy
 Added: Jul. 9, 2006
 

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jul. 5, 2006
 
Remembering you 84 years later Secretary Ballinger
- Nancy
 Added: Jun. 6, 2006
 
"Happy Birthday"!!
You are Remembered on this day :))
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jul. 9, 2005
 

- Sagacious
 Added: Jul. 9, 2005
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Jun. 6, 2005
 
May eternal blessings be yours
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Jun. 6, 2005
 
Rest in peace.
- Sharon2741
 Added: Sep. 15, 2004
 

- Helen
 Added: Jul. 9, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Jun. 5, 2004
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 25, 2004
 

- Elisa Jones
 Added: Dec. 12, 2003
 
Thanks
- george olver
 Added: Jun. 6, 2003
 

- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Dec. 7, 2002
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 3, 2001
 
 

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