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benjamin helm bristow

lawyer and statesman who, as U.S. secretary of the treasury (1874-76), successfully prosecuted the Whiskey Ring, a group of Western distillers who had evaded payment of federal whiskey taxes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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