Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900

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Virginia born Indiana lawyer, politician, and author who served in the Indiana legislature, 1834-1838, the U.S. Senate, 1840-1852, and briefly as Rutherford Hayes' secretary of the navy.

From the description of Memorandum : Washington, [D.C.], 1852 July 21. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35517110

Indiana school teacher and lawyer, served in the Indiana Legislature and the U.S. House and Senate. Appointed to the Indiana 5th Circuit Court by Andrew Johnson. During President Hayes' administration, Thompson served as Secretary of the Navy and after that as head of the French Panama Canal Project until he retired to Indiana.

From the description of Papers, 1847-1899 [1890-1897]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55941337

United States Representative from Indiana, 1841-1843, 1847-1849; 27th United States Secretary of the Navy, 1877-1880.

From the description of Autograph book of Richard Thompson : some members of the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843). (Allen County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 757519279

U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. representative from Indiana, author, jurist, and lawyer.

From the description of Papers of Richard W. Thompson, 1842-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069583

William M. Thompson was the father of Richard W. Thompson. Richard Thompson had an active career in Indiana and national politics, serving as the state legislator from Lawrence Co. (1834-1838); provost marshal of the Terre Haute District (1861-1865); a delegate to the Whig and Republican national convention; chairman of the Know-Nothing state convention (1856); and U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1877-1880).

From the description of Letter, 1832 July 14, Culpepper Co., Va. [to] William M. Thompson, Lawrence Co., Ind. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 25230566

Indiana lawyer and politician, serving in the Indiana House and Senate, United States Congress, and as Secretary of the Navy under Hayes.

From the description of [Papers]. 1838-1899. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 11575401

American politician; U. S. Sec. of the Navy.

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572158

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creatorOf Dunn, George Grundy, 1812-1857. Papers 1831-1864. Indiana University
referencedIn Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker Papers, 1833-1931, (bulk 1860-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lewis, Reuben. Letters, 1836-1858. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. Papers, 1847-1899 [1890-1897]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Noble and Davidson Families. Noble and Davidson Family papers, 1785-1868. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Letters / Horace Greeley. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Filbeck, Nicholas, 1843-1915. Papers, 1861-1920. Indiana University
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. Memorandum : Washington, [D.C.], 1852 July 21. Newberry Library
referencedIn Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864. Papers of Caleb Blood Smith and Charles William Spooner, 1820-1916 (1861-1875). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn United States. Dept. of the Interior. United States. Dept. of the Interior papers, 1850-1855. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Greene, Samuel Dana, 1839-1884. Samuel Dana Greene Collection, 1869-1883, 1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Porter, David, 1780-1843. Porter family papers, 1811-1881. Library of Congress
creatorOf McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890. Alaska Miscellany, [1878-188-?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. Autograph book of Richard Thompson : some members of the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843). Allen County Public Library, ACPL
referencedIn Stevens, Thomas Holdup, 1819-1896. Papers, 1823-1895. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Thompson, Ambrose W. Papers of Ambrose W. Thompson, 1847-1960 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Andrews, Thomas Patrick, 1794-1868. Thomas Patrick Andrews papers, 1845-1850. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ambrose W. Thompson Papers, 1847-1960, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. Letter, 1832 July 14, Culpepper Co., Va. [to] William M. Thompson, Lawrence Co., Ind. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown, Austin H., 1828-1903. Austin H. Brown papers, 1830-1901. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Schoonmaker, Cornelius Marius, 1839-1889. Cornelius Marius Schoonmaker papers, 1833-1931 (bulk 1860-1890). Library of Congress
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. [Papers]. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Thompson, Richard Wigginton, 1809-1900. Autograph note signed : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864. Papers, 1860-1869, 1932. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Porter Family Papers, 1811-1881 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rockwell, Alfred Perkins, 1834-1903. Diary detailing a visit to the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin, 1855-1856. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf United States. Navy Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Lloyd Aspinwall, New York, 1880 Apr. 12. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Rockwell, Alfred Perkins, 1834-1903. Diary detailing a visit to the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin, 1855-1856. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Papers, 1853-1940. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Davis, John Givan, 1810-1866. Papers, 1800-1889. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900. Papers of Richard W. Thompson, 1842-1877. Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864. person
associatedWith Stevens, Thomas Holdup, 1819-1896. person
associatedWith St. Louis, Vandalia & Terre Haute Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Ambrose W. person
associatedWith Thompson, William M., f. 1832. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Virginia--Culpepper County
Bedford (Ind.)
Indiana
Indiana
United States
Indiana
Washington (D.C.)
Culpeper County (Va.)
Wisconsin
Washington (D.C.)
United States
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Menominee Indians--Treaties--History--19th century--Sources
Menominee Indians--Government relations--Sources
Cholera
Legislators--Autographs
Indian land transfers--History--19th century--Sources
Autographs--Collections
Menominee Indians
Presidents--Election--1856
Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875
Manuscripts, American
Lawyers--History--19th century--Sources
Railroads
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Representatives, U.S. Congress--Indiana
Cabinet officers
Jurists
Public officials--Indiana
Authors
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Birth 1809-06-09

Death 1900-02-09

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