MASON, JOHN Y.
\mˈe͡ɪsən], \mˈeɪsən], \m_ˈeɪ_s_ə_n]\
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(1799-1859), represented Virginia in Congress as a Democrat from 1831 to 1837. He was Secretary of the Navy in Tyler's Cabinet from 1844 to 1845, Attorney-General in Polk's from 1845 to 1846, and Secretary of the Navy from 1846 to 1849. He was Minister to France from 1854 to 1859, and joined with Buchanan and Soule in the Ostend Manifesto.
By John Franklin Jameson
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