Amos Kendall

Amos Kendall Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789 – November 12, 1869) was an American lawyer, journalist and politician. He rose to prominence as editor-in-chief of the ''Argus of Western America'', an influential newspaper in Frankfort, the capital of the U.S. state of Kentucky. He used his newspaper, writing skills, and extensive political contacts to build the Democratic Party into a national political power.

An ardent supporter of Andrew Jackson, he was appointed and served as United States Postmaster General during the Jackson and Martin Van Buren administrations. He was one of the most influential members of Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet", an unofficial group of Jackson's top appointees and advisors who set administration policy. Returning to private life, Kendall wrote one of the first biographies of Jackson, which was published in 1843. He invested significantly in Samuel Morse's new invention, the telegraph. He became one of the most important figures in the transformation of the American news media in the 19th century. Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 6 results of 6 for search 'Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869.', query time: 0.02s Refine Results
by Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869.
Published 1843
Microfilm Book
by Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869.
Published 1949
by Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869.
Published 1872
Microfilm Book