George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891) was born on October 3, 1800.

George Bancroft was an American historian, statesman and Democratic politician who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state of Massachusetts and at the national and international levels.

George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891) was born on October 3, 1800.

October 3, 1800

George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891) was born on October 3, 1800.

George Bancroft was an American historian, statesman and Democratic politician who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state of Massachusetts and at the national and international levels.