Henry Leavitt Ellsworth

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, first Commissioner of the [[United States Patent and Trademark Office|U.S. Patent Office]], founder, [[United States Department of Agriculture]] Henry Leavitt Ellsworth (November 10, 1791 – December 27, 1858) was a Yale-educated attorney who became the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, where he encouraged innovation by inventors Samuel F.B. Morse and Samuel Colt. Ellsworth also served as the second president of the Aetna Insurance Company, and was a major donor to Yale College, a commissioner to Indian tribes on the western frontier, and the founder of what became the United States Department of Agriculture. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1837
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