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Gideon Welles (Character)
from Lincoln (2012)

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Alternate Names:
Secretary of War Sumner Gideon Welles


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  1. A Sobbing of the Strong-The Passion of Our Father Abraham in Three Acts (2014) Played by Edgar Pace
  2. Lincoln (2012) Played by Grainger Hines

  3. Lincoln (1992) (TV) Played by E.G. Marshall
  4. Ironclads (1991) (TV) Played by Conrad McLaren

  5. "Lincoln"
    ... aka "Sandburg's Lincoln" - USA (complete title)
        - Sad Figure, Laughing (1975) TV episode, Played by Severn Darden
  6. They've Killed President Lincoln! (1971) (TV) Played by Morris Engle

  7. The Plainsman (1936) Played by Sydney Jarvis
  8. Hearts in Bondage (1936) Played by Irving Pichel (as Secretary of War Sumner Gideon Welles)

  9. The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924) Played by R.G. Dixon
    ... aka "Abraham Lincoln" - USA (short title)

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From Ironclads (1991) (TV)
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: [after viewing the 'Monitor' concept] Well, gentlemen? Yes or no?
Commdr. Smith: We have information from Gosport that the 'Merrimack' will be ready to come out of the drydock in less than five months. No one can start from scratch and build us an ironclad in that short a time except Ericsson. He's promised to deliver us one within ninety days. On that basis, I say yes.
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Commodore?
Union Officer: I agree with Commodore Smith.
Cmdr. Davis: I say take the thing home and worship it! It resembles nothing on the earth, or in the seas or in the skies, so you can't be accused of idolatry.
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