A Life of Service – William Augustus Newell

A Life of Service – William Augustus Newell
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Written by Lloyd Rogers Applegate, published in 1994 by the Ocean County Historical Society. Soft cover, 153 pages. The story of William Augustus Newell (September 5, 1817-August 8, 1901), was an American physician and politician, who was a three-term member of the United States House of Representatives, served as Republican as the 18th Governor of New Jersey, and as the 11th Governor of the Washington Territory from 1880-1884. He is probably best known for, and was most proud of, the Newell Act, which created the United States Life Saving Service, a Federal agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers; which ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915.

This is a previously owned copy that was donated to us to help raise funds for our research. This copy is in fair condition with some yellowing. It is sold as-is with no return.

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