(8 Mar 1799 - 26 Jun 1889)
American politician who returned to the U.S. Senate in 1857 as a Republican, and remained with that party for the rest of his political career.
Science Quotes by Simon Cameron (1 quote)
Simon Cameron portrait by Freeman Thorp (source)
I am tired of all this thing called science here. … We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped.
— Simon Cameron
Seeking to deny any government funding to the Smithsonian Institution. Speaking to the 36th Congress Senate (26 Jan 1860), from Congressional Proceedings reprinted in The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History (1879), 671.