Entry from US English dictionary
(1814–69), US lawyer and public official. As secretary of war 1862–68 and briefly during 1868, he served under President Lincoln and later played a pivotal role in the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson. In 1869, President Grant appointed him to the US Supreme Court but died before taking office.
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Syllabification: Stan·ton, Edwin McMasters
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