Thayer, John M. (John Milton), 1820-1906

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Dates:
Birth 1820-01-24
Death 1906-03-19

Biographical notes:

American army officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lincoln, Nebraska, to "My Dear General," [William W. Belknap], 1873 Jun. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571907

John M. Thayer was sworn in March 4, 1867 as one of the first Senators from Nebraska. In 1866 he travelled to Washington from Nebraska to lobby for the admission of Nebraska to the Union in 1866, which occurred in February, 1867.

From the description of John M. Thayer letters to Mary Allen Thayer, 1866-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702138560

Lawyer, soldier, politician, born Bellingham, Mass. Served in pre-Civil War campaigns against the Pawnee Indians. Breveted major general of Volunteers in 1865. Elected senator from Nebraska, for which he later served as governor; also served as governor of Wyoming Territory.

From the description of Letters to S.S. McClure, 1894, 1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54859875

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Subjects:

  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Cattle--Inspection--History--19th century--Sources
  • Statehood (American politics)
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Indians of North America--History--19th century
  • Cattle trade--History--19th century--Sources

Occupations:

  • Legislators--United States

Places:

  • Great Plains (as recorded)
  • Nebraska (as recorded)
  • Great Plains (as recorded)
  • Great Plains (as recorded)
  • Nebraska (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Nebraska--Omaha (as recorded)