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1    Lincoln Suite
2    Hoosier Suite
3    William Henry Harrison
         Presidential Suite

4    Gen. John Hunt Morgan

5    Walter Gresham Room
6    Squire Boone Room
7    Governor's Suite
8    Sallie Kintner
         Honeymoon Suite

9    Dennis Pennington Room
10  Schoolmaster's Room
14  Innkeeper's Room

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Kintner House Inn

Dining Room


Walter Q. Gresham Room
Room #5 -- $149-$169

BED - Walnut
DRESSER - Walnut,  with
Marble Top & 2 Candle Holders

     Walter Q. Gresham was born near the small town of Lanesville in Harrison County on March 17, 1832. He received a common school education, then entered Indiana University. After one year, Gresham had to leave his studies due to the lack of money. He taught school for a few terms in Harrison County, then studied law with Judge William A. Porter of Corydon. In 1853, at the age of 21, Gresham was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in the office of Thomas Slaughter in Corydon.
      In 1860, Walter Gresham was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives. While he was serving in the General Assembly, the Civil War began. He secured a commission in the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In February, 1852, he was promoted to Colonel and given command of the 53rd Indiana Regiment. He and the 53rd were sent to join General Ulysses S. Grant's army. By the end of the Civil War, Gresham had attained the rank of Major General.
      Gresham became a federal judge and served as a member of three presidential cabinets. Under President Chester Arthur, Gresham was Postmaster General and Secretary of the Treasury. In 1892, he was named Secretary of State by President Grover Cleveland. He served in that position until his death in 1895.