Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881

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Birth 1806-02-10
Death 1881-08-10

Biographical notes:

From Quincy, Illinois served as state senator, 1836-1841 and state representative, 1842-1843, delegate to the anti-Nebraska convention in Bloomington, Ill. in 1856 and to the Republican National Convention in 1860, appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill Stephen A. Douglas' seat when he died, and appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Johnson. Formed a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1863 and practice there until 1866. Returned to Quincy, Ill. in 1869 to practice there.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1888. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 56434052

Quincy, Illinois, lawyer; served in Black Hawk War, 1832; state congressman, 1836-1844; helped organize Republican party; appointed U.S. senator to fill Stephen A. Douglas' unexpired term, 1861-1863; secretary of the interior, 1866-1869.

From the description of Letter : Springfield, Ills., to C[harles] Gibson, St. Louis, Mo., 1860 Feb. 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819143

From the description of Letter: Senate Chamber, [Washington, D.C.], to C[aleb] B. Smith, 1862 Feb. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819147

From the description of Legal document: Quincy, Illinois, 1838 June 23. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819193

From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C., to Annie Jonas, Quincy, Ills., 1864 June 2. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819160

From the description of Letter : Quincy, [Ill.], to [Almeron] Wheat and [Frederick] Marcy, Quincy, [Ill.], 1874 Feb. 21. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819188

From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C, to I[ssac] N. Morris, 1869 March 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819180

Quincy, Illinois, lawyer; served in the Black Hawk War, 1832; state congressman, 1836-1844; helped organize Republican party; appointed U.S. senator to fill Stephen A. Douglas' unexpired term, 1861-1863; secretary of the interior, 1866-1869.

From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C., to B[enjamin] R[obbins] Curtis, 1866 July 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819171

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Subjects:

  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Presidents--Nomination

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  • Quincy (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Quincy (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Quincy (Ill.) (as recorded)