"He [Jackson] also refused to listen when Martin Van Buren warned against the appointment
of Samuel Swartwout as Collector of Customs for the Port of New York, yet Swartwout became the first man to steal one million dollars from the U.S. Treasury (pp. 177-178).
Monday, February 22, 2010
Bureaucrats Hall of Shame: Samuel Swarthout
According to a review of a new volume of Jackson papers: