Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903

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U.S. representative and senator from Massachusetts.

From the description of Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980064

U.S. Senator (1875-93), b. Cummington, Mass. He was U.S. district attorney for West Massachusetts (1853-57) and a Republican member of the House of Representatives (1857-75). He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and gave his name to the Dawes Act and the Dawes Commission.

From the description of Henry Laurens Dawes letter, 1861 Jan. 1. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70271352

Biographical Note

  • 1816, Oct. 30: Born, Cummington, Mass.
  • 1839: Graduated, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1842: Admitted to the Massachusetts bar and began practicing law in North Adams, Mass.
  • 1848 - 1852 : Member, Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1850: Member, Massachusetts Senate
  • 1853: Member, Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention
  • 1853 - 1857 : District attorney, Western District of Massachusetts
  • 1857 - 1875 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1875 - 1893 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1893 - 1903 : Chairman, Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory
  • 1903, Feb. 5: Died, Pittsfield, Mass.

From the guide to the Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Letter : Pittsfield, Mass., to [Elizabeth?] Peabody, n.p., 1889 Aug. 6. Texas Christian University
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referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Letter : Washington, D.C., to John W. Noble, [Washington, D.C.], 1891 Jan. 23. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn Pratt, Richard Henry. Richard Henry Pratt papers. 1862-1972. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers, 1836-1977. Houghton Library
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932 (bulk 1833-1895) Houghton Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Curtis" to "Devens". Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
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creatorOf Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. Letters received, ca. 1870-1883. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Haupt, Herman, 1817-1905. Herman Haupt and family papers, 1864-1917. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889.. Houghton Library
referencedIn Gray, Horace, 1828-1902. Papers of Horace Gray, 1845-1902. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Correspondence regarding the Five Civilized Tribes, January 1901. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence Houghton Library
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry L. Dawes papers [microform] : selections from manuscript collections in the Hayes Library. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Letter : Washington, D.C., to John W. Noble, [Washington, D.C.], 1891 Jan. 23. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Trafton, John W., 1839-. Papers, 1862-1891. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Letter, 1839 Dec. 17, Fishkill, New York [to] Howland Davis. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Hubbard Family Papers, 1639-1925, (bulk 1830-1897) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers, 1839-1895 Houghton Library
creatorOf Olin, William Milo, 1845-1911. Papers, 1848-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles E.L. Wingate papers, 1821-1919 (bulk 1892-1898) Houghton Library
creatorOf Dawes, Henry Laurens, 1816-1903. Henry Laurens Dawes letter, 1861 Jan. 1. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry Laurens Dawes incomplete manuscripts, [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Blair Family Papers, 1755-1968, (bulk 1829-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Papers, 1836-1998. Indiana University
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New York (State)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
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Civil service
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Five Civilized Tribes
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Indians of North America
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Representatives, U.S. Congress
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Birth 1816-10-30

Death 1903-02-05


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