Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903

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Birth 1816-10-30
Death 1903-02-05

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U.S. representative and senator from Massachusetts.

From the description of Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980064

U.S. Senator (1875-93), b. Cummington, Mass. He was U.S. district attorney for West Massachusetts (1853-57) and a Republican member of the House of Representatives (1857-75). He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and gave his name to the Dawes Act and the Dawes Commission.

From the description of Henry Laurens Dawes letter, 1861 Jan. 1. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70271352

Biographical Note

  • 1816, Oct. 30: Born, Cummington, Mass.
  • 1839: Graduated, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1842: Admitted to the Massachusetts bar and began practicing law in North Adams, Mass.
  • 1848 - 1852 : Member, Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1850: Member, Massachusetts Senate
  • 1853: Member, Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention
  • 1853 - 1857 : District attorney, Western District of Massachusetts
  • 1857 - 1875 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1875 - 1893 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1893 - 1903 : Chairman, Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory
  • 1903, Feb. 5: Died, Pittsfield, Mass.

From the guide to the Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Deaf--Education
  • Civil service
  • Indians of North America
  • Political conventions
  • Five Civilized Tribes--Treaties
  • Mayor
  • Political campaigns--United States
  • Civil service--United States
  • Foundries
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Five Civilized Tribes--Government relations
  • Political Campaigns
  • Railroads
  • Railroads--United States
  • Tariff
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
  • Tariff--United States
  • Deaf--Education--Washington (D.C.)
  • Indians of North America--Education
  • Political conventions--United States

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  • Representatives U.S. Congress--Massachusetts
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Massachusetts
  • Legislators--Massachusetts

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  • Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
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  • Massachusetts (as recorded)