Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856

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John Milton Niles was a lawyer, judge, editor, author, and politician born in Windsor, Connecticut on August 20, 1787. In 1817, he founded the Hartford Weekly Times, the same year he was admitted to the bar. He was active in the Democratic Party, served on the Connecticut House of Representatives, was appointed Postmaster of Hartford, and served as United States Senator from 1835 to 1839. In 1840, he was appointed the ninth United States Postmaster General by President Martin Van Buren. He was twice married and had one daughter, Lucy R. Howe Niles, who died during childhood on March 4, 1835. John Milton Niles died in Hartford on May 30, 1856.

From the description of John M. Niles papers, 1815-1856. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 384268294

U.S postmaster general and senator from Connecticut and author.

From the description of Letter of John M. Niles, 1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454728

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referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1825-1878, bulk (1840-1864). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henshaw, David, 1791-1852. ALS : Boston, to John M. Niles, Hartford, Conn., 1832 Jan. 12. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gideon Welles Papers, 1777-1911, (bulk 1820-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Baird, Thomas E.,. Collection of miscellaneous southern historical papers [manuscript], 1778-1864. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Trumbull, Joseph, 1782-1881. Letter from Joseph Trumbull to Noyes Barber, 1836 Jan. 4. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856. Letter, 1853. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856. John M. Niles papers, 1815-1856. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Papers, 1824-1864. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Gideon Welles papers, 1825-1878, 1840-1864 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ballou, Hosea. Papers, 1810-1890. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Widows' Society (Hartford, Conn.). Widows' Society records, 1905-1977. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Connecticut Historical Society. Collection of deeds and legal papers, 1743-1902. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Letter to John Milton Niles. Boston, MS. [1842?] Sep. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. Letter, 1848 July 20, Hartford, Conn., to John Milton Niles, Washington, D.C. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867. Letter, 1851 March 31, Boston, Mass., to John Milton Niles, Hartford, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856. Commission, 1840. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Diary, 1854. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856. Letter of John M. Niles, 1831. Library of Congress
creatorOf Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856. John Niles estate papers, 1856-1860. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Hartford Linean Botanic Association. Account book, 1826-1855. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Philleo, Calvin W. (Calvin Wheeler), 1822-1858. Calvin W. Philleo correspondence, legal papers and writings, 1835-1860. Connecticut Historical Society
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associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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associatedWith Gallup, John P. person
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associatedWith Phelps, Noah Amherst, 1788-1872. person
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associatedWith Sigourney, L.H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. person
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Connecticut--Hartford
Wisconsin--Oshkosh
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut--Hartford
Hartford (Conn.)
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Judges
Speeches, addresses, etc
Postmasters
Inventories of decedent's estates
Probate record
Accounts
Postmasters general
Insurance policies
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Authors
Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut
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Birth 1787-08-20

Death 1856-05-31

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