Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Dates:
Birth 1782-03-14
Death 1858-04-10

Biographical notes:

Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858.

From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of Tennessee volunteers, 1812-1813; lieutenant-colonel, 39th U.S. Infantry, 1813-1815; editor, Missouri Inquirer; Missouri senator, 1821-1851, 1853-1855.

From the description of Letter: St. Louis, Missouri, to E[lias] K[ent] Kane, Kaskaskia, Ill., 18-- June 21. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045554

From the description of Letter: [Washington, D.C.?, 1846?]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045556

From the description of Franked envelope: Washington, D.C., to Brantz Mayer, Baltimore, Maryland, [1854] Aug. 30. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045561

U.S. senator from Missouri, army officer, and lawyer.

From the description of Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1813-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450634

Thomas Hart Benton was a United States Senator from Missouri.

From the description of Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1851 Sept. 30. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122608032

American political leader.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Senate Chamber," to an unidentified recipient, [1835] Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133674

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to P.R. Findall, 1847 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133503

U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1821-1851.

From the description of Letter : St. Louis, to [Benson John Lossing], 1849 May 6. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34126203

Benton was an American politician who served as a United States Senator.

From the description of Autograph, ca. 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81238966

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Subjects:

  • Dueling
  • Fur trade
  • Immigration and American Expansion
  • Presidents--Election--1852
  • Legislators--Autographs
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Presidential candidates
  • Oregon
  • Material Types
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Missouri compromise
  • Treaties--United States
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--Sources
  • Correspondence
  • Expeditions and Adventure
  • United States--History--War with Mexico, 1845-1848--Sources
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources
  • Politicians

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Lawyers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Missouri

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pike Island (Minn.) (as recorded)
  • Missouri--Saint Louis (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)