Monday, February 22, 2010

Bureaucrats Hall of Shame: Samuel Swarthout

According to a review of a new volume of Jackson papers:
"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).

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