Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture. Colman was born in Richfield Springs, New York, to son of Nancy (Sprague) and Hamilton Colman. He later moved to Kentucky to become an educator. He received a law degree from the University of Louisville Law School in 1849. Colman then moved to Missouri, ostensibly to farm. He was elected as an Alderman for St. Louis city's 5th ward as a Whig in 1854 and 1855 In 1855 he founded the Valley Farmer newspaper. As a result of his publication, Colman became a prominent figure in Missouri farming circles, which set the path for a political career in the Missouri House of Representatives. The publication of Colman's newspaper was interrupted

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  • Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture. Colman was born in Richfield Springs, New York, to son of Nancy (Sprague) and Hamilton Colman. He later moved to Kentucky to become an educator. He received a law degree from the University of Louisville Law School in 1849. Colman then moved to Missouri, ostensibly to farm. He was elected as an Alderman for St. Louis city's 5th ward as a Whig in 1854 and 1855 In 1855 he founded the Valley Farmer newspaper. As a result of his publication, Colman became a prominent figure in Missouri farming circles, which set the path for a political career in the Missouri House of Representatives. The publication of Colman's newspaper was interrupted by the American Civil War, but three years after the war he founded the Colman's Rural World. His political career continued, culminating with his election as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri from 1875 to 1877, as Democrat. President Grover Cleveland appointed Colman Commissioner of Agriculture in 1885. During his tenure he led a coalition of land-grant agricultural colleges in writing proposed legislation for the creation of agricultural experiment stations. Their lobbying efforts helped produce the Hatch Act in 1887. He also lobbied for the creation of the United States Department of Agriculture and served as its inaugural Secretary at the end of Cleveland's term, February 15, 1889 to March 6, 1889. However, his position was never confirmed by the United States Senate. He returned to St. Louis to run his newspaper. He also spent the next 20 years in state public service and in horse-breeding. Colman married Clara Porter in 1851 and had at least one child, daughter Laura Kate Colman, who was the second wife of John Fremont Hill, Governor of Maine. After Clara's death he married second wife, the former Catherine Wright in 1866 and had at least one child, daughter Clara He died on November 3, 1911 at age 84 from pneumonia, and is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the Freemasons. (en)
  • Norman Jay Colman, auch Coleman (* 16. Mai 1827 in Richfield Springs, Otsego County, New York; † 3. November 1911) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der dem Kabinett von Präsident Grover Cleveland als erster Landwirtschaftsminister angehörte. Der aus dem Bundesstaat New York stammende Colman zog in jungen Jahren nach Kentucky, um dort als Erzieher zu arbeiten. Später studierte er an der Law School der University of Louisville und erwarb dort 1849 einen Abschluss in Rechtswissenschaften. In der Folge ließ er sich als Farmer in Missouri nieder. 1855 gründete er dort mit dem Valley Farmer seine eigene Zeitung. Dies führte dazu, dass er in den Farmerkreisen des Staates eine bekannte Persönlichkeit wurde, was ihm den Weg zu einer politischen Laufbahn ebnete. So gehörte er 1866 dem Repräsentantenhaus von Missouri an. Colman war zwar Mitglied der Demokraten, unterstützte aber während der Sezession der Südstaaten die Union. Der Sezessionskrieg führte dazu, dass seine Zeitung nicht mehr erschien; drei Jahre nach Ende des Krieges brachte er mit Colman’s Rural World eine neue Publikation auf den Markt. Auch politisch war er weiter tätig. Nachdem eine erste Kandidatur als Vizegouverneur von Missouri Ende der 1860er-Jahre noch gescheitert war, wurde er 1874 für zwei Jahre in dieses Amt gewählt. 1885 wurde er Leiter der Landwirtschaftsbehörde in der US-Regierung (Commissioner of agriculture). Während seiner Amtszeit propagierte er die Gründung eines eigenen Ministeriums für landwirtschaftliche Belange. Im Februar 1889 wurde schließlich das Landwirtschaftsministerium geschaffen; es war eine der letzten Amtshandlungen von Präsident Cleveland, der im Jahr zuvor die Wahl gegen Benjamin Harrison verloren hatte. Am 15. Februar 1889 trat Colman den Ministerposten an, den er bereits am 6. März desselben Jahres mit dem Ende von Clevelands erster Amtszeit als Präsident wieder abgeben musste. So reichte es nicht einmal mehr zur Bestätigung durch den Senat. (de)
  • ノーマン・ジェイ・コールマン(Norman Jay Colman, 1827年5月16日 - 1911年11月3日)は、アメリカ合衆国の新聞発行者、政治家。民主党に所属し、第1次グロバー・クリーブランド政権で初代アメリカ合衆国農務長官を務めた。 (ja)
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  • ノーマン・ジェイ・コールマン(Norman Jay Colman, 1827年5月16日 - 1911年11月3日)は、アメリカ合衆国の新聞発行者、政治家。民主党に所属し、第1次グロバー・クリーブランド政権で初代アメリカ合衆国農務長官を務めた。 (ja)
  • Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture. Colman was born in Richfield Springs, New York, to son of Nancy (Sprague) and Hamilton Colman. He later moved to Kentucky to become an educator. He received a law degree from the University of Louisville Law School in 1849. Colman then moved to Missouri, ostensibly to farm. He was elected as an Alderman for St. Louis city's 5th ward as a Whig in 1854 and 1855 In 1855 he founded the Valley Farmer newspaper. As a result of his publication, Colman became a prominent figure in Missouri farming circles, which set the path for a political career in the Missouri House of Representatives. The publication of Colman's newspaper was interrupted (en)
  • Norman Jay Colman, auch Coleman (* 16. Mai 1827 in Richfield Springs, Otsego County, New York; † 3. November 1911) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der dem Kabinett von Präsident Grover Cleveland als erster Landwirtschaftsminister angehörte. (de)
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