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Adolph E. Borie
Borie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1825. In 1843 he was U.S Consul in Belgium. He became a Republican and supported the Union cause in the Civil War.
In 1868 he was nominated as Secretary of Navy by President-elect Grant whom he had befriended, but served only a few months (March 9 to June 25) in the position. He returned to private life in order to resume his business interests, but remained close friends with Grant.
Two ships have been named USS Borie for him.
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