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The Artist Robert Walter Weir (1803–1889), landscape, portrait, and genre painter, illustrator, and a National Academician, was instructor in drawing at the United States Military Academy when Secretary Spencer presided over the War Department. Although Spencer may well have visited West Point in the discharge of his official duties, Weir did not have the opportunity to paint him from life. The portrait was not painted until three decades later, eighteen years after Spencer’s death.

S. S. Senate, 1811, and elected president pro tempore upon the death of Vice President George Clinton, 1812; declined an offer to be Secretary of War, 1813; served as minister to France, 1813–1815; served as Secretary of War, 1 August 1815–22 October 1816; recommended to Congress the perpetuation of a War Department management staff; was actively considered by the Republicans as a candidate for president; served as Secretary of the Treasury, 1816–1825, was again a strong candidate for president in 1824; was stricken with paralysis during the campaign and temporarily incapacitated; declined to remain in the John Quincy Adams administration as Secretary of the Treasury; was appointed judge of the Northern Court of Georgia upon the death of the incumbent, 1827; was reelected to the judgeship in 1828 and 1831; died at a friend’s home near Elberton, Georgia, while on the judicial circuit, 15 September 1834.

Army, 1812; was ineffective in command of the northeastern theater in the War of 1812; captured York (Toronto) and Fort George (Quebec) in 1813; was transferred to command in New York City in 1813; married his third wife, Sarah Bowdoin; was nominated and withdrawn for the post of Secretary of War; served as minister to Portugal, 1822–1824; died in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on 6 June 1829. The Artist Walter M. Brackett (1823–1919), the Boston artist, became actively engaged in Secretary of War Belknap’s plans for an Army portrait gallery and painted four of the secretary’s earliest predecessors—Pickering, Dexter, Dearborn, and Eustis—in 1873.

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