Oliver Wolcott Jr. was the second secretary of the treasury, succeeding Alexander Hamilton. After leaving that position in Washington, Wolcott operated a private business in N.Y.C. until 1815. Two years later he was elected as the 24th governor of Connecticut. The city of Wolcott, Connecticut is named after his family. He was the son of Oliver Wolcott Sr. who was a signatory on the Declaration of Independence.
This Oliver Wolcott Jr. History Mug is part of our Secretary of the Treasury series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The Treasury Secretary is one member of the president’s Cabinet of advisors. The United States Cabinet was first established by President George Washington. He created four positions for senior specialists to provide him with a source of critical guidance and intelligence, in the form of Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War. Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers. Cabinet members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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