Norman Jay Coleman

Norman Jay Coleman

Norman Jay Colman was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture. Colman was born in Richfield Springs, New York, to son of Nancy and Hamilton Colman. He later moved to Kentucky to become an educator. He received a law degree from the University of Louisville Law School in 1849. Colman then moved to Missouri, ostensibly to farm. He was elected as an Alderman for St. Louis city's 5th ward as a Whig in 1854 and 1855 In 1855 he founded the Valley Farmer newspaper. As a result of his publication, Colman became a prominent figure in Missouri farming circles, which set the path for a political career in the Missouri House of ... more on Wikipedia

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