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Ethan Allen Hitchcock

In office
February 20, 1899 – March 4, 1907
Preceded by Cornelius Newton Bliss
Succeeded by James Rudolph Garfield

Born September 19, 1835(1835-09-19)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Died April 9, 1909 (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

Ethan Allen Hitchcock (September 19, 1835 – April 9, 1909) served under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.


Early life

Born on September 19, 1835, in Mobile, Alabama, Hitchcock was in his sixties when first appointed by President McKinley to be U.S. minister to Russia in 1897.

Government career

He was recalled in the following year to serve in first McKinley's and then his successor, Roosevelt's, Cabinet. As Secretary of the Interior, Hitchcock pursued a vigorous program for the conservation of natural resources and reorganized the administration of Native American affairs. Hitchcock died April 9, 1909, in Washington, D.C.[1]


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Clifton R. Breckinridge
United States Ambassador to Russia
August 16, 1897 – January 28, 1899
Succeeded by
Charlemagne Tower, Jr.
Political offices
Preceded by
Cornelius N. Bliss
United States Secretary of the Interior
February 20, 1899 – March 4, 1907
Succeeded by
James R. Garfield

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