George Bancroft born on the third of October1800 at Worcester, MA, he went on to graduate from Harvard University in 1817 and received his PHD at the University of Gottingen, Germany in 1820. . In 1831, he started researching for his famous History of the United States. The first volume iwas published in 1834; the second in 1837 and third and fa third volume in 1840. Hi became active in Democratic pary politics during the time of Andrew Jacson.. He was a delegate to the party convention in 1844 and played an important role in the nomination of James K. Polk for the presidency. Polk appointed Bancroft as Secretary of the Navy, a position that he held for only eighteen months His most notabled deed during this time was the establishment of the the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and he supported the work of the Naval Observatory. In 1846 Bancroft began his career as a diplomat as ambassador to England. He continued to write several move volumes of American history completing a total of ten. He was skeptical at first with Abraham Lincoln but later supported him. He was friend of Andrew Johnson who appointed him as ambassador to Germany where he witnessed the rise of Bismark and the consolidation of Germany. He remained ambassador to Germany until 1874. He is most known for his historical sketches of American history although on this cigar label the main theme is his role as Ambassador to Germany, He died in 1891 in Washington DC and is buried in his home town of Worchester, MA.