Biography and History

William Worth Belknap was a United States Army general, government administrator, and United States Secretary of War in the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. He is the only Cabinet secretary ever to have been impeached by the United States House of Representatives. His father, William Goldsmith Belknap (1794-1851), was a career soldier and a founder of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Source: From the finding aid for WC062