George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1800) died on January 17, 1891.

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

George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1800) died on January 17, 1891.

January 17, 1891

George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1800) died on January 17, 1891.

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