English, William Hayden, 1822-1896

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Representative from Indiana.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Committee Room [Washington, D.C.], to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614464

Congressman from Indiana, 1852-1860.

From the description of Collection, 1762-1895 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52246319

William Hayden English (1822-1896) was born in Lexington, Scott County, Ind., to Elisha G. and Mahlia Eastin English. He studied law and was admitted to the Bar in 1840. He began a career in politics that year as a delegate to the Democratic State Convention in Indianapolis. In 1850-51 he was principal secretary of the Indiana Constitutional Convention and served as a legislator in 1851-52. He served several terms in the national House of Representatives, beginning in 1852. English's career as a banker began in the early 1860s, during which time he helped found the First National Bank (Indianapolis). He also held a controlling interest in the Citizens' Street Railway Company and owned extensive tracts of real estate in Indianapolis. English's personal interests included the theater and history. William Eastin English (1850-1926), William Hayden English's son, was born near Lexington in Scott County, Ind. He graduated in law from Northwestern Christian University (now Butler University, Indianapolis) and entered politics in 1877. English was elected to congress in 1882 and served one term. He managed the English Theatre (Indianapolis) through the 1880s and re-entered national politics in 1892. He married Helen Orr Tufnell in 1898 and the union produced one child, Rosalind Orr English (1903-1924). English joined the state republican party in 1900 and served four terms as a senator.

From the description of Family papers, 1741-1928. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 50924122

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creatorOf Lewis, William. Letter to William H. English. Goshen, IN. 1887 May 11. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hillis, Isaac L. Letter to William H. English. Des Moines, IA. 1887 Jul. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf English, William Hayden, 1822-1896. Autograph letter signed : Committee Room [Washington, D.C.], to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gibson, Isaac T. Letter to William H. English. Salem, IA. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf English, William Hayden, 1822-1896. Boarding the Boat, 1828, n.d. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf English, William L. Journal of the Yellowstone Expedition. 1876. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf English, William Hayden, 1822-1896. Family papers, 1741-1928. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hiatt, John M. Letter to William H. English. Keokuk, IA. 1886 May 18. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Fletcher, Calvin, 1798-1866. Indiana lawyers and politicians collection, 1831-1889. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834. Jonathan Jennings letters to David G. Mitchell, 1807-1887. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Papers, 1836-1998. Indiana University
creatorOf Hays, John W. Letter to William H. English. Des Moines, IA. 1886 July 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Gwinn, James M., [1826]-1862. Letter to W[illiam] H[ayden] English. Keokuk, IA. 1858 Mar. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hoggatt, Lucian Q., 1815-. Letter to William H. English. Indianapolis, IN. 1888 Dec. 18. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dashiell, Mark Antony, 1826-1907. Letter to William H. English. Indianola, Ia. 1887 Aug. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. Reuben T. Durrett added papers, 1883-1910. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834. Jonathan Jennings letters to David G. Mitchell, 1807-1887. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kendall, F.G. Letter to W[illiam] H[ayden] English. Tipton, IA. 1886 Mar. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf English, William H. Collection, 1762-1895 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. Letter. 11 February 1855. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Autographs of American politicians, [ca. 1780-1915]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Thornton, Henry P. (Henry Presley), 1783-1865. Papers. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Subscription list for a speech by William H. English on the resolution reported by the Committee on Elections in the Kansas Contested-Election Case. Washington, D. C., 1858 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn San Andreas Hancock and English Club. San Andreas Hancock and English Club record book : ms. S, 1880 Aug. 21-Oct. 9. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Moore, Samuel A., 1821-1905. Letters to William H. English. Bloomfield, IA. 1887 Oct. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Jones, William F. . William F. Jones papers, 1827-1890. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf King, Joseph M., 1828-. Letter to William H. English. Hancock, IA. 1888 Feb. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf English, William Hayden, 1822-1896. Collection, 1762-1895 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Newspaper graphics collection, 1854-1910. Indiana Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883, person
associatedWith Bowman family. family
associatedWith Bright, Jesse D. (Jesse David), 1812-1875. person
associatedWith Citizens' Street Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876. person
associatedWith Dashiell, Mark Antony, 1826-1907. person
associatedWith Democratic Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. person
associatedWith English, Helen Orr, 1873-1932. person
associatedWith English Hotel and Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith English, William Easton, 1850-1926. person
associatedWith First National Bank (Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gibson, Isaac T. person
associatedWith Gwinn, James M., [1826]-1862. person
associatedWith Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1829-1886. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Hays, John W. person
associatedWith Henry, Joseph. person
associatedWith Hiatt, John M. person
associatedWith Hillis, Isaac L. person
associatedWith Hite family. family
associatedWith Hoggatt, Lucian Q., 1815- person
associatedWith Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834. person
associatedWith Jones, William F. . person
associatedWith Kendall, F.G. person
associatedWith King, Joseph M., 1828- person
associatedWith Lewis, William. person
associatedWith Moore, Samuel A., 1821-1905. person
associatedWith Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. person
associatedWith Ray, James Brown, 1794-1848. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith San Andreas Hancock and English Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Thornton, Henry P. (Henry Presley), 1783-1865. person
associatedWith United States Congress. Committee on Elections corporateBody
associatedWith Vawter, Will, 1871-1941. person
associatedWith Wick, William W., (William Watson), 1812-1875. person
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Montana
Jefferson County (Ind.)
London (Ind.)
Kaskaskia (Ill.)
Indiana
Indiana
Indiana--Indianapolis
United States
Subject
Steamboats
Indiana World War Memorial (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Engineering
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Love-letters
Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Legislators
Autographs
Slavery
Buildings
Indians of North America
Business records
Architecture
Land records
Entertainers--19th century--Photographs
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Birth 1822-08-27

Death 1896-02-07

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