Scott, Winfield

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Name
Scott, Winfield Gender: M
born on 13 June 1786
Place Petersburg, Virginia, 37n14, 77w24
Timezone LMT m77w24 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°42' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif



Winfield Scott

Biography

United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.

Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history, and many historians rate him the best American commander of his time. Over the course of his 53-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican–American War, the Second Seminole War, and, briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy. He served as Commanding General of the United States Army for twenty years, longer than any other holder of the office.

A national hero after the Mexican–American War, he served as military governor of Mexico City. Such was his stature that, in 1852, the United States Whig Party passed over its own incumbent President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, to nominate Scott in that year's United States presidential election. At a height of 6'5", he remains the tallest man ever nominated by a major party. Scott lost to Democrat Franklin Pierce in the general election, but remained a popular national figure, receiving a brevet promotion in 1855 to the rank of lieutenant general, becoming the first American since George Washington to hold that rank.

He died 29 May 1866

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown.

Lepoivre quotes Lescaut for 8.20 am Asc 9Leo, source unknown.

Starkman rectified to 09.31.08 LMT Asc 23Leo11'

Categories

  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political