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Benjamin Homans

Benjamin Homans
Chief Clerk of the US Navy Department[1]
In office
March 9, 1813[1] – December 1, 1823[1]
Appointed by James Monroe
Preceded by Charles W. Goldsborough[1]
Succeeded by Charles Hay
4th Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In office
1810–1812
Succeeded by Alden Bradford
Personal details
Children I. Smith Homans[2]

Benjamin Homans was an American merchant captain,[3] and politician who served as the 4th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and who served from as the Chief Clerk of the Navy Department,[1][2] which was at the time the second highest civilian position in the US Navy.

Early career

Homans had been a merchant captain during the 1780s and 1790s. During the Quasi war with France, because of the Sedition Act and he was an ardent Jeffersonian Homans went into exile in Bordeaux.[3]

War of 1812

Prior to the 1814 British attack, and

Political offices
Preceded by
William Tudor
4th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
1810 – 1812
Succeeded by
Alden Bradford
Government offices
Preceded by
Charles W. Goldsborough
Chief Clerk of the US Navy Department
March 9, 1813 - December 1, 1823
Succeeded by
Charles Hay
  1. ^ a b c d e McKee, Christopher (1991), A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815,  
  2. ^ a b c Elmer H. Youngman, ed. (September 1921), The Bankers Magazine, Volume CIII, no 3,  
  3. ^ a b McKee, Christopher (1991), A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815,  

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