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Carl Schurz
13th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 12, 1877 â€“ March 7, 1881
President Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Preceded by Zachariah Chandler
Succeeded by Samuel J. Kirkwood
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1875
Preceded by John B. Henderson
Succeeded by Francis M. Cockrell
United States Ambassador to Spain
In office
July 13, 1861 – December 18, 1861
President Abraham Lincoln
Preceded by William Preston
Succeeded by Gustav Körner
Personal details
Born Carl Christian Schurz
(1829-03-02)March 2, 1829
Liblar, Kingdom of Prussia
Died May 14, 1906(1906-05-14) (aged 77)
New York City, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Margarethe Meyer
Alma mater University of Bonn
Profession Politician
Lawyer
Journalist
Religion Catholic
Military service
Allegiance Forty-Eighters
United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1848
1862–1865
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Revolutions of 1848
American Civil War

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
Carl Schurz
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
Carl Schurz
My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
Carl Schurz