Benjamin Williams Crowninshield was born 27 December, 1772 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was in commercial shipping, but left private business to serve in the public secretary. He served as the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1815-1818. He was later elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He died in Boston in 1851.
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