Definition of Stanton, Edwin McMasters in US English:

Stanton, Edwin McMasters

proper noun

  • (1814–69), US lawyer and public official. As secretary of war 1862–68 and briefly during 1868, he served under President Lincoln and later played a pivotal role in the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson. In 1869, President Grant appointed him to the US Supreme Court but died before taking office.


Stanton, Edwin McMasters