Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897

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Doolittle, a lawyer successively in New York, Wisconsin, and Illinois, was a U. S. Senator from Wisconsin (1857-1869).

From the description of Papers, 1856-1892. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 469775273

James Rood Doolittle (1815-1897) was a lawyer, judge and United States senator from Wisconsin, 1857-1869.

From the description of James R. Doolittle papers, 1848-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652205

From the guide to the James R. Doolittle papers, 1848-1892, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American lawyer; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chicago, Ill., to Charles J. Folger, 1884 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517759

Jurist and U.S. senator from Wisconsin.

From the description of James R. Doolittle papers, 1859-1927 (bulk 1859-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981142

Biographical Note

  • 1815, Jan. 15: Born, Hampton Township, Washington County, N.Y.
  • 1834: Graduated from Geneva (now Hobart) College, Geneva, N.Y.
  • 1837: Admitted to the bar, Rochester, N.Y. Married Mary L. Cutting
  • 1847 - 1850 : District attorney, Wyoming County, N.Y.
  • 1851: Settled in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1853: Elected judge of the First Circuit Court, Wisconsin
  • 1857 - 1869 : United States senator from Wisconsin
  • 1869: Returned to private practice in Racine, Wis., and Chicago, Ill.
  • 1871: Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin
  • 1897, July 27: Died, Providence, R.I.

From the guide to the James R. Doolittle Papers, 1859-1927, (bulk 1859-1896), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Chase, Champion Spalding, 1820-1898. Champion Spalding Chase papers, 1837-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916 (bulk 1864-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. Papers, 1797-1929. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harris, Joseph, 1813-1889. Papers, 1844-1894. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harris, Joseph, 1813-1889. Papers, 1844-1894. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
referencedIn Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885. Papers, 1855-1885. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Carson, Kit, 1809-1868,. James Rood Doolittle : [collection] : 1863-1923 ; (bulk 1863-1868) ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning the death of J.R. Doolittle] [microform], 1897. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Herron, James J., fl. 1868. Letter, August 5, 1868. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Miscellany, 1859-1861. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. AL (draft), 1858 Mar. 21, Menasha, Wis. to James R. Doolittle. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Manton Marble Papers, 1838-1916, (bulk 1864-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Campbell, James Butler, 1808-1883. James Butler Campbell papers, 1826-1901. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Mowry, Duane. Letter, 1909. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Alexander, 1817-1887. Alexander and John L. Mitchell papers, 1859-1906. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Champion Spalding Chase papers, 1837-1899 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John A. Dix Collection, 1831-1879 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. [Volume of speeches and addresses (1858-1893) and scrapbooks of addresses and newspaper clippings], 1839-1893 [microform]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. Papers, 1856-1892. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Buckalew, Charles Rollin, 1821-1899. Papers of Charles Rollin Buckalew, 1839-1890. Library of Congress
creatorOf James R. Doolittle Papers, 1859-1927, (bulk 1859-1896) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. James R. Doolittle papers, 1859-1927 (bulk 1859-1896). Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Noonan, Josiah A., 1813-1882. Papers, 1834-1880. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886. Letter, 1865 February 12. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. James R. Doolittle papers, 1863-1868. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. James R. Doolittle papers, 1848-1892. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Doolittle, James Rood, 1815-1897. Autograph letter signed : Chicago, Ill., to Charles J. Folger, 1884 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Anderson, Wendell A. (Wendell Abraham), 1840-1929. Wendell Anderson Papers, 1855-1922. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn [Obituaries, James R. Doolittle] [microform]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. Papers, 1831-1932. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf James R. Doolittle papers, 1848-1892 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Lansing Callan Papers, 1907-1956 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Callan, John Lansing, 1886-1958. Papers of John Lansing Callan, 1907-1956. Library of Congress
creatorOf Doolittle, James R. (James Rood), 1815-1897. Letter, 1862 Apr. 16, [Washington, D.C.], to Abraham Lincoln, [Washington, D.C.]. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Wendell A. (Wendell Abraham), 1840-1929. person
associatedWith Baker, W. H., compiler. person
associatedWith Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Blodgett, Henry Williams, 1821-1905. person
associatedWith Bross, William, 1813-1890. person
associatedWith Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881. person
associatedWith Buckalew, Charles Rollin, 1821-1899. person
associatedWith Callan, John Lansing, 1886-1958. person
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Campbell, James Butler, 1808-1883. person
associatedWith Chase, Champion Spalding, 1820-1898. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Cowan, Edgar, 1815-1886. person
associatedWith Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897. person
associatedWith Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1979 person
associatedWith Doolittle, Henry J., ca. 1839-1862. person
associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. person
associatedWith Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884, person
associatedWith Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886. person
associatedWith Harris, Joseph, 1813-1889. person
correspondedWith Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885 person
associatedWith Herron, James J., fl. 1868. person
associatedWith Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904 person
associatedWith Hoyne, Thomas, 1817-1883. person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
correspondedWith Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Manning, Daniel, fl. 1884. person
correspondedWith Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. person
associatedWith Marvin, William, b. 1808. person
associatedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Alexander, 1817-1887. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Joseph, fl. 1865. person
associatedWith Morrison, Dorilus, 1814-1897. person
associatedWith Mowry, Duane. person
associatedWith Mowry, Duane, fl. 1927. person
associatedWith Nelson, Thomas M., fl. 1890. person
associatedWith Noonan, Josiah A., 1813-1882. person
associatedWith Palmer, John M. (John McAuley), 1817-1900. person
correspondedWith Paulding, Hiram, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Reed, Amos person
associatedWith Reed, Amos. person
associatedWith Riggs, Stephen Return, 1812-1883. person
associatedWith Scammon, J. Young (Jonathan Young), 1812-1890. person
correspondedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872 person
associatedWith Slaughter, William B., 1797- person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. person
associatedWith Thompson, Clark Wallace, 1825-1885. person
associatedWith Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. person
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Williamson, Thomas S. (Thomas Smith), 1800-1879. person
associatedWith Windom, William, 1827-1891. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Wisconsin
United States
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
United States
Middle West
Illinois
Virgin Islands
Middle West
Wisconsin
Africa
United States
United States
Cairo (Ill.)
United States
United States
United States
Southern States
Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.)
Subject
African Americans--Colonization
Indians of North America--Government relations
African Americans
Colonization
Politics, Practical
Reconstruction
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Elections--1860
Legislators
Lawyers
Slavery
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Cheyenne Indians
African Americans--Africa
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Wisconsin
Legislators
Judges
Lawyers
Jurists
Function

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Birth 1815-01-03

Death 1897-07-23

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