American politicianDied when: 81 years 205 days (978 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Richard Olney (September 15, 1835 – April 8, 1917) was an American statesman.He served as United States Attorney General in the cabinet of Grover Cleveland and Secretary of State under Cleveland.
As attorney general, Olney used injunctions against striking workers in the Pullman strike, setting a precedent, and advised the use of federal troops, when legal means failed to control the strikers.
As Secretary of State, he raised the status of America in the world by elevating U.S. diplomatic posts to the status of embassy.
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