Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

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Newspaper editor and proprietor and prominent Republican. Clarkson co-owned the Iowa State register with his father (Coker F. Clarkson) and brother (Richard). During his tenure as editor-in-chief the paper achieved national prominence as an organ of the Republican Party. Clarkson served as first assistant U.S. Postmaster General and Surveyor of Customs for the Port of New York, chairman of the Republican State Committee of Iowa and the National Executive Committee. In 1887 he organized the National League of Republican Clubs. In the 1904 presidential campaign he worked on behalf of Theodore Roosevelt. A political colleague of William Boyd Allison, he served as a member of the Allison Monument Committee.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1915 (bulk 1877-1915). (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 52036127

Politician, editor, and businessman.

From the description of James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144598448

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creatorOf Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Letters, 1886 and 1889, Washington, D.C. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Correspondence and compositions collected by The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 1878-1923. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick Douglass Papers, 1841-1967, (bulk 1862-1895) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions collected by The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 1878-1923. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Harlan, Edgar Rubey, 1869-1941. Edgar Rubey Harlan papers, 1887-1937. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. Letter to [Wilhelmus] Mynderse. New York, NY. 1895 May 18. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Robert H. Terrell Papers, 1870-1954, (bulk 1884-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf MS 4777, Cannon, George Quayle 1827-1901. George Q. Cannon collection 1825-1898 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Clarkson, James S., 1842-1918. Papers, 1830-1915 (bulk 1877-1915). State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George B. Cortelyou Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1897-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. Papers of Frederick Douglass, 1841-1967 (bulk 1862-1895) Library of Congress
referencedIn Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967 (bulk 1862-1895). Library of Congress
creatorOf Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1718-1946 (inclusive) 1873-1919 (bulk). Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Booker T. Washington Papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1900-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Terrell, Robert H. (Robert Heberton), 1857-1925. Robert H. Terrell papers, 1870-1954 (bulk 1884-1925). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Adams Copper Mining and Reduction Company of Wyoming. corporateBody
associatedWith Aldrich, Charles Henry, 1850-1929. person
associatedWith Allison Monument Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908 person
associatedWith Cannon, George Quayle 1827-1901 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clarkson, Coker F., 1810-1890. person
correspondedWith Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916 person
correspondedWith Dolliver, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Prentiss), 1858-1910 person
correspondedWith Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. person
correspondedWith Fessenden, Samuel, 1847-1908 person
correspondedWith Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917 person
associatedWith Harlan, Edgar Rubey, 1869-1941. person
associatedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Hunt, Leigh S. J., 1855-1933 person
correspondedWith Mason, William E. (William Ernest), 1850-1921 person
associatedWith Mynderse, Wilhelmus, 1849-1906, person
associatedWith National League of Republican Clubs. corporateBody
correspondedWith Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910 person
associatedWith Republican League of the U.S. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Iowa). State Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Terrell, Robert H. (Robert Heberton), 1857-1925. person
associatedWith United States. Post Office Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Customs Service. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 person
associatedWith Williamson, R. S., Major person
correspondedWith Wilson, James F. (James Falconer), 1828-1895 person
correspondedWith Wright, George G. (George Grover), 1820-1896 person
correspondedWith Wynn, James M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Iowa--Des Moines
New York (State)--New York
Des Moines (Iowa)
Iowa
Subject
Presidents--Election--1904
Meteorology
Ports of entry
Postal service
Railroads
Recommendations For Positions
Copper mines and mining
American newspapers
Customs administration
Occupation
Businessmen
Editors
Politicians
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Birth 1842-05-17

Death 1918-05-30

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