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Charles Devens
Hon. Charles Devens of Mass. Atty Gen. Hayes Cabinet.png
35th United States Attorney General
In office
March 12, 1877 – March 4, 1881
President Rutherford B. Hayes
Preceded by Alphonso Taft
Succeeded by Wayne MacVeagh
Personal details
Born (1820-04-04)April 4, 1820
Charlestown, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 7, 1891(1891-01-07) (aged 70)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Whig (Before 1860)
Democratic (1860–1867)
Republican (1867–1891)
Education Harvard University (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
 • Union
Branch/service  United States Army
 • Union Army
Years of service 1861–1866
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet Major General
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles Devens Jr. (April 4, 1820 – January 7, 1891) was an American lawyer, jurist and statesman. He also served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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