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John Silva Meehan

John Silva Meehan

John Silva Meehan (6 February 1790 – 24 April 1863) was an American printer and publisher. He was the fourth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1829 to 1861.

Meehan, a Thomas Jefferson, the money provided by Congress for restoration was used solely for replacing lost materials and not for expansion. Meehan did provide a small collection of periodicals for Congressional perusal which, under later Librarians, became the periodicals division.

Meehan served under nine presidents. Despite Congressional opposition, President Abraham Lincoln replaced Meehan with a Republican supporter, John G. Stephenson.

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