Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958.

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Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958.

1669-1958

Autograph letters and documents of American political and military leaders collected by Frederick Myers Dearborn.

28 boxes (14 linear ft.)

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SNAC Resource ID: 6384616

Houghton Library

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Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III, was an Irish-American politician, planter, slaveholder, and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He was the last surviving person to sign the Declaration of Independence, dying 56 years after signing the document, in addition to being the only Catholic signatory. Considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Carroll was known contemporaneously as the...

Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753 – September 12, 1813) was an American attorney and politician. He was the 7th Governor of Virginia, and, as a delegate from Virginia, he attended the Constitutional Convention and helped to create the national constitution while serving on its Committee of Detail. He was the first United States Attorney General (1789-1794) and the second Secretary of State (1794-1795) during George Washington's presidency. Born in Williamsburg in the Colony of Virgini...

Ramsay, Nathaniel, 1741-1817

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Nathaniel Ramsay (May 1, 1741– October 23, 1817) was an American lawyer and soldier from Cecil County, Maryland. Ramsay fought in the Revolutionary War, and was a member of the Congress of the Confederation. Born in Lancaster County in the Province of Pennsylvania, Ramsay graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1767 and then read law. He settled in northeastern Maryland, and was admitted to the bar in Cecil County in 1771. Ramsay was a delegate to the Maryland...

Ramsay, David, 1749-1815

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David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 – May 8, 1815) was an American physician, public official, and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolutionary War. During the Revolution he served in the South Carolina legislature until he was captured by the British. After his release he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783 and again from 1785 to 1786. Afterwards he served in the South Carolina legislature until retiring...

Potts, Richard, 1753-1808

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Richard Potts (July 19, 1753 – November 26, 1808) was an American politician and jurist. Born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Potts moved with his family to the Barbados Islands in 1757. He returned to Maryland and settled in the state capital of Annapolis in 1761, where he studied law. He commenced the practice of law in Frederick County, Maryland in 1775. Potts served as a member of the committee of observation for Frederick County in 1776 and as military aide to the Governor of Maryland in 17...

Platt, Zephaniah, 1735-1807

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Zephaniah Platt (May 27, 1735 – September 12, 1807) was an American politician and lawyer, and founder of the U.S. town of Plattsburgh, New York. Born in Huntington in the Province of New York, Platt received an English education. After studying law and being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Poughkeepsie, New York. He became involved in politics, serving as a a member of the New York Provincial Congress from 1775 to 1777, on the Committee of Safety in 1777, in the New York State Senat...

Pinckney, Charles, 1757-1824

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Charles Pinckney (October 26, 1757 – October 29, 1824) was an American Founding Father, planter, and politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution. He was elected and served as the 37th Governor of South Carolina, later serving two more non-consecutive terms. He also served as a U.S. Senator and a member of the House of Representatives. He was first cousin once removed of fellow signer Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Born and educated in Charles Town (now Charleston) in the Provi...

Pierce, William, 1753-1789

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William Pierce (1753 – December 10, 1789) was an American artist, merchant, planter, and politician from Georgia. He served as an army officer during the American Revolutionary War and a member of the United States Constitutional Congress and United States Continental Convention of 1787. Born in York County in the Colony of Virginia, as a young man, he studied art under Charles Willson Peale in Maryland and returned to Williamsburg, Virginia to accept commissions in the Summer of 1775. As ten...

Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806

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Charles Pettit (1736 – September 4, 1806) was an American lawyer, merchant, and politician from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Confederation Congress from 1785 to 1787. Born near Amwell in Hunterdon County in the Province of New Jersey, Pettit received an English education. In 1767 Pettit accepted the first of many public service positions as a deputy surrogate for the province to assist his brother-in-law, Joseph Reed, who was Secretary. When Ree...

Peters, Richard, 1744-1828

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Richard Peters (June 22, 1744 – August 22, 1828) was a Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Army soldier, Federalist politician, author and United States District Judge. Before his federal judicial service in the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania, Peters served as secretary of the Continental Board of War, delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and as member and speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and later the Pennsylvania State Senate. Born at...

Peery, William, 1743-1800

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William Peery (1743 – December 17, 1800) was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician from Cool Spring near Milton, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, and a member of the Delaware General Assembly. Born in Cool Spring, Sussex County, Delaware Colony, Peery lived with his father's family on a farm in Sussex County and later farmed this land himself. In April 1777, during the American Revolution, he was selected to...

Patten, John, 1746-1800

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Major John Patten (April 26, 1746 – December 26, 1800) was a United States farmer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was an officer of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman, and a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as a United States Representative from Delaware. Born at Tynhead Court, near Dover in the Delaware Colony, Patten attended the common schools before engaging in agricul...

Paine, Ephraim, 1730-1785

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Ephraim Paine (August 19, 1730 – August 10, 1785) was an American physician and politician from New York. Born in Canterbury in the Colony of Connecticut, Paine moved with his parents to the area of the Great Nine Partners Patent in Dutchess County, New York as a child. He studied medicine, and practiced in Amenia. He served as a delegate to the New York Provincial Congress in 1775. From 1778 to 1781, he was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court. Paine was a member of the New York State Se...

Osgood, Samuel, 1747-1813

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Samuel Osgood (February 3, 1747 – August 12, 1813) was an American merchant and statesman. He served in the Massachusetts and New York State legislatures, represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress and was the fourth Postmaster General of the United States (the first under the current Constitution), serving from 1789 to 1791. Born in Andover in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay (now North Andover, Massachusetts), Osgood attended Dummer Academy (now The Governor's Academy) and Harvar...

Nash, Abner, 1740-1786

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Abner Nash (August 8, 1740 – December 2, 1786) was an American lawyer and statesman. He notably served as the second Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina between 1781 and 1782 before representing North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1782 until his death. Born at Templeton Manor, his family's plantation in Prince Edward County in the Colony of Virginia, Nash attended rural schools and read law before being admitted to the bar in Virginia. He began his political career there,...

Morris, Cadwalader, 1741-1795

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Cadwalader Morris (February 19, 1741—January 25, 1795) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, after attending a rural school, Morris became engaged in commercial pursuits and in the management of his estate, residing for a time in the West Indies. During the American Revolution, he was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, which was commanded by his cousin, Captain Samuel Morris. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania in the...

Montgomery, John, 1722-1808

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John Montgomery (July 6, 1722 – September 3, 1808) was an Irish-American merchant and statesman from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Born in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland, Montgomery and his family migrated to Carlisle in the Colony of Pennsylvania about 1740. He served as a county jusdtice asnd as captain of the Third Pennsylvania battalion, serving in Forbes' expedition in 1758 and in the Indian wars. Montgomery served as a member of the Pennsylvania's Committee of Safety from 1775 to 1776 and as ...

Mitchell, Nathaniel, 1753-1814

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Nathaniel Mitchell (1753 – February 21, 1814) was an American lawyer and politician from Sussex County, Delaware. He was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as Governor of Delaware. Born in Sussex County, Mitchell engaged in agricultural pursuits before serving as an officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. In 1776, he was captain of a Delaware compan...

Miller, Nathan, 1743-1790

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Nathan Miller (March 20, 1743 – May 20, 1790) was an American shipbuilder, merchant, and statesman from Rhode Island. Born in Warren in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Miller attended private school before engaging as a shipbuilder and merchant. He served as a member of the Rhode Island Legislature from 1772 to 1774, and in 1780, 1782, 1783, and 1790. In 1772, he was also commissioned a brigadier general in the Rhode Island Militia, serving in this capacity until 1778, ...

Meredith, Samuel, 1741-1817

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Samuel Meredith (1741 – February 10, 1817) was an American merchant and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, he attended Doctor Allison's Academy there before engaging in mercantile pursuits. Meredith served in the Revolutionary War as major and lieutenant colonel of the Third Battalion of Associators in 1776, was promoted to brigadier general of Pennsylvania Militia in April 1777 before resigning in 1778. Twice a member of the Pennsylvania Colonial Assembly, he s...

Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821

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John Francis Mercer (May 17, 1759 – August 30, 1821) was an American lawyer, planter, and politician from Virginia and Maryland, who served as Maryland's 10th governor, as well as a member in the Continental Congress, the Virginia House of Delegates, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Maryland State Assembly. Born at Marlborough plantation in Stafford County in the Colony of Virginia, Mercer received his education at home from private teachers before attending the College of William and M...

McHenry, James, 1753-1816

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James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was a Scotch-Irish American military surgeon, statesman, and a Founding Father of the United States. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland, initiated the recommendation for Congress to form the Navy, and was the eponym of Fort McHenry. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress. He was a delegate to the Maryland State Convention of 1788, to vote whether Maryland should ratify the proposed Constitution of the ...

McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786

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Alexander McDougall (1732 – 9 June 1786) was a Scottish-born American seaman, merchant, a Sons of Liberty leader from New York City before and during the American Revolution, and a military leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a major general in the Continental Army, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. After the war, he was the president of the first bank in the state of New York and served a term in the New York State Senate. Born on the Isle of Islay, in the Inner He...

McComb, Eleazer, 1740-1798

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Eleazer McComb (August 11, 1740 – December 1798) was an American merchant from Dover, Delaware. Born in Cumberland in the Province of Maryland, McComb maintained business interests in Kent County, Maryland and Dover, Delaware, including farms, shipping, and warehouses. In 1774, he was appointed to the Committee of Correspondence for Kent County, Maryland formed to maintain contact with other committees throughout the colonies as they contemplated independence from England. McComb served in th...

Manning, James, 1738-1791

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James Manning (October 22, 1738 – July 29, 1791) was an American Baptist minister, educator and legislator from Providence, Rhode Island. He was the first president of Brown University and one of its most involved founders, and served as minister of the First Baptist Church in America. Born in Elizabethtown in the Province of New Jersey (now Elizabeth, New Jersey), he attended the Hopewell Academy in Hopewell, New Jersey under the direction of Reverend Isaac Eaton in preparation for his relig...

Lowell, John, 1743-1802

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John Lowell (June 17, 1743 – May 6, 1802) was a delegate to the Congress of the Confederation, a Judge of the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture under the Articles of Confederation, a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the First Circuit. Born on June 17, 1743, in Newburyport, Province of Massachusetts Bay, Lowell graduated from Harvard University before re...

Long, Pierse, 1739-1789

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Pierse Long (1739 – April 13, 1789) was an American merchant from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He served as a colonel of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and served as a New Hampshire delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1785 and 1786. Born in Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire, he received a limited education, then was apprenticed to another merchant, Robert Trail. After his apprenticeship, Pierse became a merchant in his own right, exporting timber to the West Indi...

Lloyd, Edward, 1744-1796

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Edward Lloyd IV (December 15, 1744 – July 8, 1796) was an American planter from Talbot County, Maryland. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Maryland in 1783 and 1784. Born at his family's plantation in Talbot County in the Province of Maryland, Lloyd completed preparatory studies. He was a member of the lower house of the General Assembly of Maryland from 1771 to 1774, in the Maryland State House of Delegates in 1780, and served in the State senate in 1781, 1786, and 1791. Lloy...

Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797

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Walter Livingston (November 27, 1740 – May 14, 1797) was an American merchant, lawyer and politician. Born at Clermont Manor in Columbia County in the Province of New York, Livingston was a delegate to the Provincial Convention held in New York in April and May 1775, and a member of the First New York Provincial Congress from May to November 1775. He served as Commissary of Stores and Provisions for the Department of New York from July 17, 1775, until September 7, 1776, when he resigned. He w...

Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818) was an early American Patriot and U.S. politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". He was the father of Robert E. Lee, who led Confederate armies against the U.S. in the American Civil War. Born on Leesylvan...

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792

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Arthur Lee (20 December 1740 – 12 December 1792) was a physician and opponent of slavery in colonial Virginia in North America who served as an American diplomat during the American Revolutionary War. He was educated in medicine and law at the University of Edinburgh and in London, respectively. After passing the bar, he practiced law in London for several years. He stayed in London during the Revolutionary War, representing the colonies to Britain and France and also serving as an American spy ...

Laurance, John, 1750-1810

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John Laurance (1750 – November 11, 1810) was a delegate to the 6th, 7th and 8th Congresses of the Confederation, a United States Representative and United States Senator from New York and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York. He briefly served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate in December 1798. Born in 1750, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England, Laurance immigrated to the Province of New York, British America in 1767 an...

Kearney, Dyre, c. 1722-1791

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Dyre Kearney (c. 1722 - c. November 1, 1791) was an American lawyer from Dover, Delaware. He served as a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788. Very little is known about Kearney. He was born in Kent County, Delaware, was admitted to the bar of New Castle County in 1784, and practiced law in Dover, Delaware until his death there....

Kean, John, 1756-1795

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John Kean (1756 – May 4, 1795) was an American merchant, banker and member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina who was the first in a long line of American politicians from his family. He notably served as a Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and as the first cashier of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia. Born in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, Kean was raised in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Kean apprenticed with his stepfather's business pa...

Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816

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Samuel Johnston (December 15, 1733 – August 17, 1816) was an American planter, lawyer, and statesman from Chowan County, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina in both the Continental Congress and as one of the state's first two United States Senators, and he was the sixth Governor of North Carolina. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he came to America with his family in 1736 after his father settled in Onslow County in the Province of North Carolina. Educated in New England, Johnston read law...

Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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William Samuel Johnson (October 7, 1727 – November 14, 1819) was an American Founding Father and statesman. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a militia lieutenant before being relieved following his rejection of his election to the First Continental Congress. He was notable for signing the United States Constitution, for representing Connecticut in the United States Senate, and for serving as the third president of King's College, now known as Columbia University. Born in Stratford, ...

Jackson, Jonathan, 1743-1810

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Jonathan Jackson (June 4, 1743 – March 5, 1810) was an American merchant from Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts in the Continental Congress. Born in Boston in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Jackson pursued classical studies, graduating from Harvard College before engaging in mercantile pursuits in Newburyport. Despite his dependence on foreign trade, Jackson became a supporter of the American Revolution. He converted some of his merchant ships to privateers. ...

Jackson, David, 1747-1801

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David Jackson (1747 – September 17, 1801) was an American apothecary and physician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1785. Born in Newtown-Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland, Jackson immigrated to the United States, settling in Chester County in the Colony of Pennsylvania and attending Nottingham Academy at West Nottingham Township and the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania), graduating in 1768 with a...

Izard, Ralph, c. 1742-1804

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Ralph Izard (January 23, 1741/1742 – May 30, 1804) was an American planter, diplomat, and politician from Charleston County, South Carolina. He notably served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress and as one of South Carolina's first two United States Senators. Born at The Elms, his family's plantation near Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, Izard spent most of his childhood and youth studying in England: he attended a school in Hackney, London, and matriculated as a fellow-co...

Irvine, William, 1741-1804

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William Irvine (November 3, 1741 – July 29, 1804) was an Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He practiced medicine as a ship's surgeon for the Royal Navy before he sympathized with the American Revolution and fought against the British during the American Revolutionary War. As tensions escalated between the American colonies and the British government during the 1770s, Irvine sympathized and allied himself with the revolutionary cause. He subsequently se...

Howell, David, 1747-1824

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David Howell (January 1, 1747 – July 30, 1824) was a Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from Rhode Island, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Attorney General of Rhode Island and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Born on January 1, 1747, in Morristown, in the Province of New Jersey, Howell attended Eaton's Academy in Hopewell, Province of New Jersey, then graduated from the College of New Jer...

Houstoun, William, c. 1755-1813

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William Houstoun (c. 1755 – March 17, 1813), was an American planter, lawyer and statesman. He served the Province of Georgia as a delegate to the Continental Congress and later the State of Georgia to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787. Born in Savannah in the Province of Georgia, Houstoun received a liberal education which included legal training at Inner Temple in London, training cut short by the American Revolution. With the onset of war, Houstoun returned to Georgia and...

Hornblower, Josiah, 1729-1809

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Josiah Hornblower (February 23, 1729 – January 21, 1809) was an English-born American engineer and statesman. He was a delegate for New Jersey in the Continental Congress in 1785 and 1786. Born in Staffordshire, England, he studied mechanics and mathematics as a young man. In 1745, he started working for his elder brother Jonathan as an engineering apprentice. They went to Cornwall, England and built Newcomen steam engines for use in tin mines. Josiah became an expert in both the engines and ...

Hindman, William, 1743-1822

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William Hindman (April 1, 1743 – January 19, 1822) was an American lawyer and statesman from Talbot County, Maryland. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress, and in the federal Congress as both a Representative from the second and seventh districts, and as a U.S. Senator. Born in Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, Hindman pursued classical studies before attending the University of Pennsylvania and studying law at the Inns of Court in London, returning to Maryland in ...

Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1828

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Stephen Higginson (November 28, 1743—November 28, 1828) was an American merchant and shipmaster from Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Salem in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Higginson attended the common schools before engaging in mercantile pursuits; from 1765 to 1775, he was an active and successful shipmaster. Higginson served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1782 and was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in 1783. He took an active part in suppressing Shays' Reb...

Henry, William, 1729-1786

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William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith, engineer, politician, and merchant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785. Inventor of the screw auger, Henry is also noted for his contributions in development of the first steam engines. Born in Chester County in the Province of Pennsylvania, Henry attended the common schools before working as a gunsmith providing rifles to the British during the Fre...

Henry, John, 1750-1798

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John Henry (November 1750 – December 16, 1798) was an American lawyer and statesman. He notably served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland, as one of Maryland's first two United States Senators, and as the eighth Governor of Maryland. Born at Weston, his family's estate in Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, Henry attended West Nottingham Academy in Cecil County, Maryland and graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) in 1769; he then ...

Hemsley, William, 1737-1812

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William Hemsley (January 23, 1737 – June 5, 1812) was an American planter and political leader from Maryland. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. Hemsley's entire life was closely connected with his family's plantation, Clover Fields Farm, in Queen Anne's County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The family had been established there and in Talbot County for several generations. His career of public service was similar to that of many prominent planters. He was a c...

Hazard, Jonathan J., 1731-1812

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Jonathan J. Hazard (1731 – July 29, 1812) was an American statesman and anti-Federalist who served as a delegate for Rhode Island in the Continental Congress. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Hazard completed preparatory studies. He was first elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1776. In 1777 and early 1778, Hazard served as paymaster of the Rhode Island regiment of the Continental Army. In 1778, he re-entered the Assembly, serving there until 1786. In 1786 and 1787, Rhode Island’s a...

Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816

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Benjamin Hawkins (August 15, 1754 – June 6, 1816) was an American planter, statesman and a U.S. Indian agent He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a United States Senator from North Carolina, having grown up among the planter elite. Appointed by George Washington in 1796 as one of three commissioners to the Creeks, in 1801 President Jefferson named him "principal agent for Indian affairs south of the Ohio [River]", and was principal Indian agent to the Creek Indians. Born on his f...

Hardy, Samuel, 1758-1785

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Samuel Hardy (June 10, 1758 – October 17, 1785) was an American lawyer, planter and politician, who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and in the Virginia House of Delegates representing Isle of Wight County, as well as briefly on Virginia's Executive Council and as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Born in Isle of Wight County in the Colony of Virginia, Hardy received a private education suitable to his class, including studies at Virginia's College of William and Mary. Followin...

Hand, Edward, 1744-1802

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Edward Hand (31 December 1744 – 3 September 1802) was an Irish soldier, physician, and politician who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of general, and later was a member of several Pennsylvania governmental bodies. Born in Clyduff, King's County (now County Offaly), Ireland, Hand earned a medical certificate from Trinity College, Dublin before enlisting as a Surgeon's Mate in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. On 20 May 1767, he sa...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American revolutionary, statesman and Founding Father of the United States. Hamilton was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the Federalist Party, as well as a founder of the nation's financial system, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. As the first secretary of the treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the administration of P...

Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815

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Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 – November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he attended preparatory schools and Princeton College and became successful merchant and planter. Habersham was a member of the council of safety and the Georgia Provincial Council in 1775 and a major of a battalion of Georgia militiamen and subsequently a colonel in the 1st Georgia Regime...

Habersham, John, 1754-1799

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John Habersham (December 23, 1754 – December 17, 1799) was an American merchant, planter, and soldier from Georgia. Born at Beverly Plantation in Chatham County in the Province of Georgia, Habersham completed preparatory studies and later attended Princeton College before engaging in mercantile pursuits. He served in the Revolutionary War as first lieutenant and brigade major of the First Georgia Continental Regiment and was twice taken as a prisoner of war. In the 1780s, Habersham owned Bona...

Griffin, Cyrus, 1748-1810

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Cyrus Griffin (July 16, 1748 – December 14, 1810), a Virginia lawyer and politician, was the final President of the Congress of the Confederation and first United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Virginia. Born in Farnham Parish (now Farnham), then in Lancaster County (which became part of Richmond County in his lifetime), Colony of Virginia, Griffin received a private education appropriate to his class in Virginia, then sailed to England to comple...

Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796

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Nathaniel Gorham (May 27, 1738 – June 11, 1796) was a Founding Father of the United States, politician, and merchant from Massachusetts. He was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and for six months served as the presiding officer of that body. He also attended the Constitutional Convention, served on its Committee of Detail, and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution. Starting at 15, Gorham served an apprenticeship with a merchant in New London, Connec...

Gilman, Nicholas, 1755-1814

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Nicholas Gilman Jr. (August 3, 1755 – May 2, 1814) was an American Founding Father, a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, representing New Hampshire. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives during the first four Congresses and served in the U.S. Senate from 1805 until his death in 1814. Born in Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire, after attending local pu...

Gervais, John Lewis, 1741-1798

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John Lewis Gervais (1741 – August 18, 1798) was an American planter and statesman from South Carolina. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. Gervais was born in Hanover, Germany to French Huguenot refugees and attended schools and colleges there. He emigrated to South Carolina, arriving in Charleston in 1764. He started in the mercantile business, but soon expanded his interests to include a plantation. Gervais first served in the revolutionary Provincial Congr...

Gelston, David, 1744-1828

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David Gelston (July 4, 1744 – August 21, 1828) was an American merchant and politician. Born in Bridgehampton in Suffolk County on Long Island in what was then the Province of New York, as the American Revolution approached, Gelston became politically active. He signed the articles of association in 1774, agreeing to avoid British imports, even though this hurt his own business. Gelston represented Suffolk County in the New York Provincial Congress of 1775 to 1777, as well as the 1777 New Yo...

Zubly, John Joachim, 1724-1781

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Reverend John Joachim Zubly (August 27, 1724 – July 23, 1781), born Hans Joachim Züblin, was a Swiss-born American pastor, planter, and statesman during the American Revolution. Although a delegate for Georgia to the Continental Congress in 1775, he resisted independence from Great Britain and became a Loyalist. Born in St. Gall, Switzerland, Zubly was ordained to the German [Reformed] Church ministry in London on 19 August 1744. Following that, he came to South Carolina, where his father Dav...

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This collection includes unmarked ballots found in books that are part of the Library Company's collections. The books in which they were found are not identified. Since the mid 1980s, the Library Company no longer separates such materials without tracking the connection through accession numbers. This collection gathers items from several sources, and is open to new additions. From the description of Things left in books collection. Ballots, 1851-1864. (Library Company of Philadelph...

Foster, Abiel, 1735-1806

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Abiel Foster (August 8, 1735 – February 6, 1806) was an American clergyman and politician from Canterbury, Province of New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives. Born in Andover in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, he graduated from Harvard College in 1756, studied theology, and was ordained and installed as a pastor in Canterbury, New Hampshire, serving in this role until 1779. A deputy to the Provincial Congress at ...

Forrest, Uriah, 1756-1805

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Uriah Forrest (1756 – July 6, 1805) was an American statesman and military leader from Maryland. He notably served in the Continental Army before serving in the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives. Born in St. Mary's County in the Province of Maryland, he received only limited schooling. During the American Revolutionary War, Forrest served in varying roles within the Maryland Line. From January until July 1776 he served as a 1st lieutenant in John Gunby's Inde...

Fitzsimons, Thomas, 1741-1811

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Thomas Fitzsimons (October 1741 – August 26, 1811) was an Irish-American merchant, slaveholder, and statesman from Philadelphia. He represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States House of Representatives. He was a signatory of the Constitution of the United States and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in the Kingdom of Ireland, his family immigrated to Philadelphia in the mid-1750s. Fitzsimons enter...

Eveleigh, Nicholas, c. 1748-1791

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Nicholas Eveleigh (c. 1748 – April 16, 1791) was an American planter and political leader who was a delegate to the Continental Congress for South Carolina in 1781 and 1782. Eveleigh was born in Charleston, Province of South Carolina about 1748. He and his parents moved to Bristol, England around 1755. He remained there until 1774, although he conducted some business related to family property from London. Then he returned to South Carolina where he made his home for the rest of his life. In ...

Edwards, Pierpont, 1750-1826

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Pierpont Edwards (April 8, 1750 – April 5, 1826) was a delegate to the Congress of the Confederation and was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Born on April 8, 1750, in Northampton, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America, Edwards graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1768. He entered private practice in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British America (State of Connecticut, United States f...

Dickinson, Philemon, 1739-1809

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Philemon Dickinson (April 5, 1739 – February 4, 1809) was an American lawyer and politician from Trenton, New Jersey. As a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, he was one of the most effective militia officers of the American Revolutionary War. He was also a Continental Congressman from Delaware and a United States Senator from New Jersey. Born at Croisadore in Talbot County in the Province of Maryland, he moved with his family to Dover, Delaware as a child. He was educated by a priva...

DeWitt, Charles, 1727-1787

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Charles DeWitt (April 27, 1727 – August 27, 1787) was an American statesman and miller from the U.S. state of New York. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Born in Kingston in the Province of New York, DeWitt attended school there and pursued classical studies. He helped his family operate a flour mill in Greenkill (in what is now Rosendale, New York). He was first elected to the New York General Assembly to represent Ulster County in 1768. He was returned to that seat in eve...

Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824

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Jonathan Dayton (October 16, 1760 – October 9, 1824) was an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. He was the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as its third Speaker, and later in the U.S. Senate. Dayton was arrested in 1807 for treason in connection with Aaron Burr's conspiracy. He was never tried, but his national political career never recovered. Dayton was born in Elizabethtown (now known as Eli...

Dawson, John, 1762-1814

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John Dawson (1762 – March 31, 1814) was a Virginian lawyer, soldier and politician who served in the War of 1812 and a term in the Continental Congress as well as several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before his death in office. Born in the Colony of Virginia, Dawson graduated from Harvard University in 1782, studied law and was admitted to the bar. Dawson served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1786 to 1789 and was also elected a member of the Continental Congress in 1788...

Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835

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Nathan Dane (December 29, 1752 – February 15, 1835) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1785 through 1788. Dane helped formulate the Northwest Ordinance while in Congress, and introduced an amendment to the ordinance prohibiting slavery in the Northwest Territory. During his career, he served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate. He also wrote a multi-volume treatise that covered the entire...

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

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Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788–1789. He wrote under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian," and was known to his political enemies as "Mr. Facing Bothways." Born in Philadelphia, Tench received his education in the Philadelphia schools and intended to study law, but his father determined to make him a merchant, and he was placed in the counting-house of Coxe & Furman, becoming a partner...

Contee, Benjamin, 1755-1815

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Benjamin Contee (1755 – November 30, 1815) was an American Episcopal priest and statesman from Maryland. He was an officer in the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Confederation Congress, and member of the first United States House of Representatives. Born at Brookefield, near Nottingham, Prince George's County in the County of Maryland, Contee attended a private school before serving in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant and captain in the Third Maryland Battalion, which proved ...

Condict, Silas, 1738-1801

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Silas Condict (March 7, 1738 – September 6, 1801) was an American farmer, prominent surveyor, and large landowner from Morris County, New Jersey. He served as a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1783. Born in Morristown in the Province of New Jersey, he completed prepatory studies and was a large landholder in Morristown and its vicinity. Condict was a member of the State council from its organization in 1776 until 1780 and a member of the committee of safety. A mem...

Chase, Jeremiah Townley, 1748-1828

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Jeremiah Townley Chase (May 23, 1748 – May 11, 1828) was an American lawyer, jurist, and land speculator from Annapolis, Maryland. He served as a delegate for Maryland in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784, and for many years was chief justice of the state’s court of appeals. Born in Baltimore in the Colony of Maryland, Chase read law in his cousin Samuel Chase's office and was admitted to the bar of Anne Arundel County in 1771. Chase established a practice in both Annapolis and Baltim...

Carrington, Edward, 1748-1810

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Edward Carrington (February 11, 1748 – October 28, 1810) was an American soldier and statesman from Virginia. During the American Revolutionary War he became a lieutenant colonel of artillery in the Continental Army. He distinguished himself as quartermaster general in General Nathanael Greene’s southern campaign. He commanded artillery at Monmouth and Yorktown. He was also present at Cowpens, Guilford Court House, and Hobkirk's Hill. During the war he became a close friend of George Washington....

Cadwalader, Lambert, 1742-1823

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Lambert Cadwalader (December 1742 – September 13, 1823) was an American merchant and leader in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He fought in the Revolutionary War, then represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress and the U.S. Congress. Born in Trenton in the Province of New Jersey, his family moved to Philadelphia when Cadwalader was a child, where he attended Dr. Allison's Academy and the College of Philadelphia (later the University of Pennsylvania). Before graduating from the latter, he...

Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

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Pierce Butler (July 11, 1744 – February 15, 1822) was an Irish-American South Carolina rice planter, slaveholder, politician, an officer in the Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as a state legislator, a member of the Congress of the Confederation, a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention where he signed the United States Constitution, and was a member of the United States Senate. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, Butler pursued preparator...

Burton, Robert, 1747-1825

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Robert Burton (October 20, 1747 – May 31, 1825) was an American farmer, Revolutionary War officer, planter, and statesman in what is now Vance County, North Carolina (then Granville County, North Carolina). He was a delegate from North Carolina to the Continental Congress in 1787. Born in Goochland County in the Colony of Virginia, Burton attended private schools. He moved to Granville County, North Carolina in about 1775. Burton served in the Revolutionary Army and as quartermaster general ...

Bull, John, c. 1740-1802

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John Bull (c. 1740 – 1802) was an American statesman and revolutionary who served as a delegate from South Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1784 to 1787. Born in Prince William's Parish in the Province of South Carolina, Bull served as a justice of the peace of Greenville County, a member of the Provincial house of commons in 1772, and as deputy secretary of the Province in 1772. In 1775 and 1776, he served as delegate to the First and Second provincial congresses then served as a me...

Brown, John, 1757-1837

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John Brown (September 12, 1757 – August 29, 1837) was an American lawyer and statesman who participated in the development and formation of the State of Kentucky after the American Revolutionary War. Brown represented Virginia in the Continental Congress from 1787 to 1788 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 to 1792. While in Congress, he introduced the bill granting Statehood to Kentucky. Once that was accomplished, he was elected by the new state legislature as a U.S. Senator for Ke...

Blount, William, 1749-1800

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William Blount (March 26, 1749 – March 21, 1800) was an American Founding Father, statesman, and land speculator who signed the United States Constitution. He was a member of the North Carolina delegation at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and led the efforts for North Carolina to ratify the Constitution in 1789 at the Fayetteville Convention. He then served as the only governor of the Southwest Territory and played a leading role in helping the territory gain admission to the union as the...

Bloodworth, Timothy, 1736-1814

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Timothy James Bloodworth (1736 – August 24, 1814) was a slave owner, ardent patriot in the American Revolution, member of the Confederation Congress, vigorous anti-Federalist, U.S. congressman and senator, and collector of customs for the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina. Born in New Hanover County in the Province of North Carolina, Bloodworth spent most of his life before the American Revolutionary War as a teacher. In 1776, he began making arms including muskets and bayonets for the Conti...

Blanchard, Jonathan, 1738-1788

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Jonathan Blanchard (September 18, 1738 – July 16, 1788) was an American lawyer, farm owner, and statesman from Dunstable, New Hampshire. He was a delegate for New Hampshire to the Continental Congress in 1784. Born in Dunstable, New Hampshire, Blanchard was active in the New Hampshire Militia, rising to the rank of major by 1765. As New Hampshire moved toward a revolutionary government, Blanchard was elected first to the Provincial Congress in 1775 and then to the state's House of Representat...

Bingham, William, 1752-1804

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William Bingham (March 8, 1752 – February 7, 1804) was an American statesman from Philadelphia. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788 and served in the United States Senate from 1795 to 1801. Bingham was one of the wealthiest men in the United States during his lifetime, and was considered to be the richest person in the United States in 1780. Born in Philadelphia, Bingham graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania...

Beresford, Richard, c. 1755-1803

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Richard Beresford (c. 1755 – February 6, 1803) was an American planter and lawyer from Berkeley County, South Carolina. He was a delegate for South Carolina in the Confederation Congress in 1783 and 1784. Born in Berkeley County near Charleston, South Carolina, Beresford was educated in South Carolina and England, studying law at the Middle Temple in London. He became a lawyer in private practice and also engaged in planting, with extensive estates in Berkeley County and Colleton County in So...

Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833

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Egbert Benson (June 21, 1746 – August 24, 1833) was a slave owner, lawyer, jurist, politician, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who represented New York State in the Continental Congress, Annapolis Convention, and the United States House of Representatives. He served as a member of the New York constitutional convention in 1788 which ratified the United States Constitution. He also served as the first attorney general of New York, chief justice of the New York Supreme Court, ...

Bedford, Gunning, 1747-1812

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Gunning Bedford Jr. (April 13, 1747 – March 30, 1812) was an American Founding Father, delegate to the Congress of the Confederation (Continental Congress), Attorney General of Delaware, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 which drafted the United States Constitution, a signer of the United States Constitution, and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Born in Philadelphia, Gunning graduated from the College of New Jer...

Beatty, John, 1749-1826

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John Beatty (December 10, 1749 – May 30, 1826) was an American slave owner, physician, and statesman from Princeton, New Jersey. Born in Neshaminy in the Province of Pennsylvania (now part of Warrington Township), Beatty graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), studied medicine in Philadelphia under Founding Father Benjamin Rush, and practiced in Hartsville, Pennsylania. He rose to the rank of major in the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Army during th...

Arnold, Peleg, 1751-1820

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Peleg Arnold (June 10, 1751–February 13, 1820) was a lawyer, tavern-keeper, jurist, and statesman from Smithfield, Rhode Island (now North Smithfield). He represented Rhode Island as a delegate to the Continental Congress in the 1787–1788 session. He later served as the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from June 1795 to June 1809, and from May 1810 to May 1812. Born in Smithfield, Rhode Island (now North Smithfield), he attended the common schools and Brown University, studied ...

Arnold, Jonathan, 1741-1793

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Jonathan Arnold (December 3, 1741 – February 1, 1793) was an American physician and statesman from New England. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Arnold studied medicine and commenced practice. A member of the general assembly of Rhode Island from Providence in 1776, Arnold served in the Continental Army as a surgeon, and directed the army hospital at Providence. He represented Rhode Island as a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1782 and 1783. Arnold moved to a farm in St. Johnsbury, ...

Armstrong, John, 1758-1843

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John Armstrong Jr. (November 25, 1758 – April 1, 1843) was an American soldier and statesman who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator from New York, and Secretary of War in the James Madison administration. Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he received his early education there before studying at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Armstrong broke off his studies in Princeton in 1775 to return to Pennsylvania and join the fight in the Revo...

Armstrong, John, 1717-1795

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John Armstrong (October 13, 1717 – March 9, 1795) was an American civil engineer and soldier who served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army and as a major general in the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress for Pennsylvania. Armstrong County, Pennsylvania is named in his honor. Born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Ireland, Armstrong was educated in Ireland and became a civil engineer before emigrating to Pennsylva...

Wynkoop, Henry, 1737-1816

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Henry Wynkoop (March 2, 1737 – March 25, 1816) was an American jurist and statesman. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1782 and as a United States Representative from Pennsylvania's At-Large district during the First United States Congress. Born in Northampton Township in the Province of Pennsylvania, he inherited his father's 153 acre farm in Newtown upon his death in 1759. Wynkoop undertook English and classical studies and was admitted to Princeton University b...

Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821

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Thomas Willing (December 19, 1731 – January 19, 1821) was an American merchant, politician and slave trader who served as mayor of Philadelphia and was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress. He also served as the first president of the Bank of North America and the First Bank of the United States. During his tenure there he became the richest man in America. Born in Philadelphia, Willing completed preparatory studies in Bath, England, then studied law in London at the Inner...

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

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Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts. He was considered an effective political leader, President John Adams describing him as "universally esteemed, beloved and confided in by his army and his country." Born in Shrewsbury in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, he attended the common schools before graduating from Harvard College, teaching there briefly after graduation. In 1751, ...

Smith, William, 1728-1814

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William Smith (April 12, 1728 – March 27, 1814) was an American merchant and politician. He served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress and as a member of the United States House of Representatives in the First Congress. Born in Donegal Township of Lancaster County in the Province of Pennsylvania, Smith moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1761. He was appointed a member of the committee of correspondence in 1774, and a member of the committee of observation in 1775. Smith was also one of a ...

Smith, Thomas, 1745-1809

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Thomas Smith (1745 – March 31, 1809) was a politician and jurist from Pennsylvania. Smith was born near Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He attended the University of Edinburgh, and then migrated to the United States, where he settled in Bedford, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1769. He became a deputy surveyor that same year. Smith then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practicing as a lawyer in 1772. He became a deputy register of wills and prothonotary in 1773, and a justice of the ...

Smith, Meriwether, 1730-1790

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Meriwether Smith (1730 – January 25, 1790) was an American planter and statesman from Essex County, Virginia. Born at Bathurst, his family's estate near Dunnsville in Essex County in the Colony of Virginia, Smith completed preparatory studies before undertaking planting. He was first elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1770. He was a vocal opponent of the 1765 Stamp Act and a representative in the revolutionary conventions that replaced the burgesses in 1775 and 1776. Smith was elec...

Shippen, William, Jr., 1736-1808

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William Shippen Jr. (October 21, 1736 – July 11, 1808), was the first systematic teacher of anatomy, surgery and obstetrics in Colonial America and founded the first maternity hospital in America. He was the 3rd Director General of Hospitals of the Continental Army. Born in Philadelphia, he studied at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), graduating in 1754. He studied medicine first with his father, then went to England and Scotland and in 1761 earned his medical degree at th...

Sharpe, William, 1742-1818

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William "Billy" Sharpe (December 13, 1742 – July 1, 1818) was a lawyer, politician, American Revolution patriot, and a delegate to the Continental Congress from North Carolina. Born near Rock Church in Cecil County in the Colony of Maryland, Sharpe pursued classical studies, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and engaging in surveying there. He moved to Rowan County in late 1768 or 1769 in that part of the county that became Ire...

Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson, 1746-1793

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Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant (1746 – October 8, 1793) was an American lawyer from Princeton, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777. He later served as Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania. Born in Newark in the Province of New Jersey, he moved with his parents to Princeton as a child. After completing his initial studies, he attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), receiving his degree in 1762. After Sergeant's...

Searle, James, c. 1730-1797

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James Searle (c.1730 — August 7, 1797) was an American merchant, Patriot, and delegate to the Continental Congress. Born in New York City, he completed preparatory studies before moving to Madeira, Portugal where he engaged in business with his brother John for 16 years. Searle relocated to Philadelphia in 1765 where he continued working as a merchant and an agent for his brother's firm, accumulating great wealth. He signed the 1765 Non-Importation Agreement in which merchants pledged not to ...

Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Philip John Schuyler (November 20 [O.S. November 9] 1733 – November 18, 1804) was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a United States Senator from New York. He is usually known as Philip Schuyler, while his son is usually known as Philip J. Schuyler. Born in Albany, Province of New York, into the prosperous Schuyler family, Schuyler fought in the French and Indian War. He won election to the New York General Assembly in 1768 and to the Continental Congress in 1775. He planned the...

Rumsey, Benjamin, 1734-1808

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Benjamin Rumsey (October 6, 1734 – March 7, 1808) was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Joppa, Maryland. Born at Bohemia Manor in Cecil County in the Province of Maryland, Rumsey attended Princeton College, read law, and was admitted to the bar. Rumsey was first elected to Maryland's lower house in 1771 as a member for Cecil County. Following the organization of Harford County in 1773, he represented it. Rumsey also represented the county in the Maryland conventions held between ...

Root, Jesse, 1736-1822

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Jesse Root (December 28, 1736 – March 29, 1822) was an American minister and lawyer from Coventry, Connecticut. Born in Coventry in the Colony of Connecticut, he graduated from Princeton College and studied theology before being ordained as a minister and preaching from 1758 to 1763. Studying law, Root was admitted to the bar in 1763 and commenced practice in Hartford, Connecticut. During the American Revolution he served on the Connecticut Council of Safety and in the Connecticut militia. Or...

Plater, George, 1735-1792

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George Plater III (November 8, 1735 – February 10, 1792) was an American planter, lawyer, and statesman from Saint Mary's County, Maryland. He represented Maryland in the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780, and briefly served as the sixth Governor of Maryland from November 1791 until his death. Born at Sotterley, his family's plantation near Saint Mary's County in the Colony of Maryland, Plater received his early schooling at home before attending the College of William and Mary in Willia...

Peabody, Nathaniel, 1741-1823

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Nathaniel Peabody (March 1, 1741 – June 27, 1823) was an American physician from Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780. Born in Topsfield, Massachusetts, Peabody attended local common schools before studying medicine with his father. In 1761, he moved to Plaistow, New Hampshire and began the practice of medicine. He was to remain a resident of Rockingham County for the rest of his life, but in 1761 he moved hi...

Partridge, George, 1740-1828

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George Partridge (February 8, 1740 – July 7, 1828) was an American teacher and politician. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress and as a Pro-Administration U.S. Representative in the First Congress. Born in Duxbury in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Partridge attended Harvard College, graduating in 1762 and obtaining a master's degree in 1765. He studied theology but never entered the active ministry. Instead, he became a school teacher in Kingston. In 177...

Page, Mann, 1749-1781

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Mann Page (1749–1781), sometimes referred to as Mann Page III, was an American lawyer, politician and planter from Spotsylvania County, Virginia, who served in the House of Burgesses and first Virginia House of Delegates as well as a delegate for Virginia to the Continental Congress in 1777. Born at Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County in the Colony of Virginia, Page studied under a private teacher before graduating from the College of William and Mary, studying law, and being admitted t...

Mowry, Daniel, 1729-1806

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Daniel Mowry Jr. (August 27, 1729 – July 6, 1806) was an American cooper and farmer from Smithfield, Rhode Island. He served as a delegate for Rhode Island in the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. Born in Smithfield in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, he received a limited schooling before learning the cooper's trade. Mowry later entered commerce, opening a tavern. Mowry began public service in 1760 as the town clerk of Smithfield. He represented Providence County ...

Motte, Isaac, 1738-1795

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Isaac Motte (December 8, 1738 – May 8, 1795) was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina. Born in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, he was appointed ensign in His Majesty’s Sixtieth Royal American Regiment shortly after his 18th birthday, serving in Canada during the French and Indian War, and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant. In 1766, Motte resigned and returned to Charleston. A member of the South Carolina House of Commons in 1772, he went on to serve as a d...

Mercer, James, 1736-1793

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James Mercer (February 26, 1736 – October 31, 1793), was an American lawyer, military officer, planter, jurist, and politician. Born at his family's Marlborough plantation in Stafford County in the Colony of Virginia, Mercer received a private education suitable as well as access to his father's library, if not the best, then one of the best in the area. Mercer traveled to Williamsburg for higher education under prominent lawyer George Wythe and others, and graduated from the College of Willi...

Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829

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Timothy Matlack (March 28, 1736 – April 14, 1829) was a brewer and beer bottler who emerged as a popular and powerful leader in the American Revolutionary War, Secretary of Pennsylvania during the war, and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1780. He became one of Pennsylvania's most provocative and influential political figures, but he was removed from office by his political enemies at the end of the war; however, he returned to power in the Jeffersonian era. Matlack was known for...

Lovell, James, 1737-1814

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James Lovell (October 31, 1737 – July 14, 1814) was a Founding Father of the United States and an educator and statesman from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1782. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. Lovell was born in Boston and had his preparatory education at the Boston Latin School. Lovell then attended Harvard and graduated in 1756. He then joined his father and taught at the Latin School, while continui...

Livermore, Samuel, 1732-1803

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Samuel Livermore (May 14, 1732 – May 18, 1803) was a U.S. politician. He was a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1793 to 1801 and served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1796 and again in 1799. Born in Waltham in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Livermore attended Waltham Schools before graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1752. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Waltham. He moved to Portsmouth...

Law, Richard, 1733-1806

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Richard Law (March 7, 1733 – January 26, 1806) was an American lawyer, statesman and jurist. He served as delegate to the First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress and the Congress of the Confederation. Law also served as Mayor of New London, Connecticut and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Born in Milford, Connecticut Colony, British America, Law pursued classical studies, graduated from Yale University in 1751 ...

Langdon, Woodbury, 1739-1805

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Woodbury Langdon (1739 – January 13, 1805) was a merchant, statesman and justice from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was the brother of John Langdon, a Founding Father who served as both senator from and Governor of New Hampshire, and father-in-law of Edmund Roberts. Langdon attended the Latin grammar school at Portsmouth, then went into the counting house of Henry Sherburne, a prominent local merchant. When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, Langdon sailed to London to secure c...

L'Hommedieu, Ezra, 1734-1811

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Ezra L'Hommedieu (August 30, 1734 – September 27, 1811) was an American lawyer and statesman. He notably served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Born in Southold, Long Island, L'Hommedieu was privately educated before going to Yale College, where he graduated in 1754. He read law and established a law practice in Southold and New York City. As a lawyer, L'Hommedieu came to consider British tax legislation oppressive and even "illegal." He became caught up in revolutionary fervor, mo...

Kinloch, Francis, 1755-1826

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Francis Kinloch (March 7, 1755 – February 8, 1826) was an American lawyer and rice planter from Georgetown, South Carolina. He served as a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress in 1780. Born in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, he was first educated by private tutors there before being sent to England to study, graduating from Eton College and studying at Lincoln's Inn in London, England before being admitted to the bar and practicing in London. Kinloch went on t...

Jones, Willie, 1741-1801

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Willie Jones (May 25, 1741 – June 18, 1801) was an American planter and statesman from Halifax County, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780. In 1774, 1775 and 1776, Jones was elected to represent either the county of Halifax or the town of Halifax in the North Carolina Provincial Congress. For a brief time in 1776, as the head of North Carolina's centralized Council of Safety, he was the head of the state's revolutionary government. R...

Jones, Noble Wimberly, c. 1723-1805

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Noble Wimberly Jones (c. 1723 – January 9, 1805) was an American physician and statesman from Savannah, Georgia. A leading Georgia patriot in the American Revolution, he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1781 and 1782. Born in Lambeth, England, he immigrated to North America with his parents, who settled in Savannah in 1733, the first group of white settlers of the Province of Georgia. As a youth, Jones served in the militia under James Oglethorpe, helping to protect the pro...

Jones, Allen, 1739-1807

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Allen Jones (December 24, 1739 – November 14, 1807) was an American planter, American Revolution brigadier general of the Halifax District Brigade, and statesman from Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Born in Edgecombe (later Halifax) County in the Province of North Carolina, Jones was educated at Eton College before returning home. After returning to the colony, he was a member of the Province of North Carolina House of Burgesses between 1773 and 1775 and delegate to the five North Carolina ...

Jenifer, Daniel of St. Thomas, 1723-1790

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Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723 – November 16, 1790) was a politician, a Founding Father of the United States, and a signer of the United States Constitution. He was a leader for many years in Maryland's colonial government, but when conflict arose with Great Britain Jenifer embraced the Patriot cause. Born at Coates Retirement (now Ellerslie), an estate west of Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland, as a young man, he acted as a receiver general, the local financial agent for the last ...

Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822

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Jared Ingersoll (October 24, 1749 – October 31, 1822) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the United States Constitution. He served as DeWitt Clinton's running mate in the 1812 election, but Clinton and Ingersoll were defeated by James Madison and Elbridge Gerry. Born in New Haven in the Colony of Connecticut, r Ingersoll completed Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven in 1762, grad...

Huntington, Benjamin, 1736-1800

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Benjamin Huntington (April 19, 1736 – October 16, 1800) was an eighteenth-century American lawyer, jurist and politician from Connecticut and served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the First United States Congress. Born in Norwich in the Connecticut Colony, Huntington pursued academic studies, ultimately graduating from Yale College. Appointed surveyor of lands for Windham County in October 1764, Huntington went on t...

Howly, Richard, 1740-1784

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Richard Howly (1740 – December 1784), sometimes spelled Howley, was an American planter and lawyer from Liberty County, Georgia. He served briefly as the Governor of Georgia in 1780, as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780 and 1781, and as Chief Justice of Georgia in 1782 and 1783. Born in Liberty County in the Province of Georgia, Howly pursued an academic course, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in St. John's Parish, Georgia and also engaging in the pl...

Houstoun, John, 1744-1796

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John Houstoun (August 31, 1744 – July 20, 1796) was an American lawyer and statesman from Savannah, Georgia. He was one of the original Sons of Liberty and also a delegate for Georgia in the Second Continental Congress in 1775. He was the Governor of Georgia, from 1778 to 1779 and again from 1784 to 1785. Born in St. George's Parish, near modern Waynesboro, in the Colony of Georgia, Houstoun was educated in Savannah and read law there. He was admitted to the bar and started a law practice in ...

Houston, William Churchill, c. 1746-1788

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William Churchill Houston (c. 1746 – August 12, 1788) was an American teacher, lawyer and statesman. He was a delegate to both the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention for New Jersey. Houston was born in the Sumter District of central South Carolina. His parents, Archibald and Margaret Houston, were farmers who had emigrated to the then British colony from Ireland. He studied at the Poplar Tent Academy before attending the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), ...

Hill, Whitmel, 1743-1797

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Whitmel Hill (February 12, 1743 – September 26, 1797) was an American planter from Martin County, North Carolina and commander of the Martin County Regiment of the North Carolina militia during the American Revolution. He was a delegate for North Carolina to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780 and served as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons in 1778. Born in Bertie County, North Carolina, Hill attended the common schools before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania...

Gansevoort, Leonard, 1751-1810

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Leendert "Leonard" Gansevoort (July 14, 1751 – August 26, 1810) was an American political leader from New York who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1788. Born in Albany in the Province of New York, Gansevoort studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1771. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he became a member of the Albany Committee of Correspondence serving as treasurer until November 1775. When the 2nd New York Provincial Congress convened in New York City on D...

Frost, George, 1720-1796

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George Frost (April 26, 1720 – June 21, 1796) was an American seaman, jurist, and statesman from Durham, New Hampshire. He was a delegate for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779. Born in New Castle in the Province of New Hampshire, he moved to Kittery Point, Massachusetts (now part of Maine) following his father's death and was cared for by his uncle, William Pepperrell. As a young man, Frost went to sea in one of his uncle’s ships. He was at sea over twenty years, man...

Frelinghuysen, Frederick, 1753-1804

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Frederick Frelinghuysen (April 13, 1753 – April 13, 1804) was an American lawyer, soldier, and senator from New Jersey. A graduate of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Frederick went on to become an officer during the American Revolutionary War. In addition, he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1793 until 1796, and served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 1801. Born near Somer...

Forbes, James, c. 1731-1780

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James Forbes (c. 1731 – March 25, 1780) was an American jurist and statesman from Maryland. Born near Benedict, Charles County in the Province of Maryland, Forbes served as tax commissioner of Charles County and was appointed justice of the peace for Charles County on April 1, 1777. In 1777 and 1778, he also served as a member of the State general assembly. Forbes served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 until his death in Philadelphia. He weas buried in Philadelphia's Chris...

Fitzhugh, William, 1741-1809

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William Fitzhugh (August 24, 1741 – June 6, 1809) was an American planter, legislator and patriot during the American Revolutionary War who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress for Virginia in 1779, as well as many terms in the House of Burgesses and both houses of the Virginia General Assembly following the Commonwealth's formation. His Stafford County home, Chatham Manor, is on the National Register for Historic Places and serves as the National Park Service Headquarters for the Fr...

Few, William, 1748-1828

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William Few, Jr. (June 8, 1748 – July 16, 1828) was a farmer, a businessman, and a Founding Father of the United States. Few represented the U.S. state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention and signed the U.S. Constitution. Few and James Gunn were the first Senators from Georgia. Born in Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland asnd raised there and in Orange County, North Carolina, Few completed preparatory studies and studied law. Admitted to the bar, he commenced practice in Augu...

Fell, John, 1721-1798

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John Fell (February 5, 1721 – May 15, 1798) was an American merchant, politician, and jurist. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from New Jersey. Born in New York City, Fell attended the public schools before engaging in overseas commerce and also in agricultural pursuits. After moving to Bergen County in the Province of New Jersey, he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas on September 30, 1766, serving in the role until October 1, 1774. With the coming of the Americ...

Elmer, Jonathan, 1745-1817

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Jonathan Elmer (November 29, 1745 – September 3, 1817) was an American physician and politician. A three-time delegate to the Continental Congress, he went on to serve as one of the first United States Senators from New Jersey. Born in Cedarville in the Province of New Jersey, Elmer was privately tutored until 1765, when he began attendance in the first class of medical students at the University of Pennsylvania. He received the degree of bachelor of medicine in 1768, and 1771 he received his...

Cornell, Ezekiel, c. 1732-1800

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Ezekiel Cornell (1732/33 – April 25, 1800) was a Revolutionary War general who represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. Born in either Dartmouth, Massachusetts or Scituate, Rhode Island, Cornell attended the public schools before being employed as a mechanic. Cornell served as Scituate's town meeting moderator in 1768, 1781 and 1785 and as a Deputy (Representative) from Scituate to the General Assembly in 1772, 1774 and 1775. In August 1774 he was commissio...

Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794

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Abraham Clark (February 15, 1726 – September 15, 1794) was an American Founding Father, politician, slave owner, and Revolutionary War figure. He was a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from March 4, 1791, until his death in 1794. Clark was born in Elizabethtown in the Province of New Jersey. His father, Thomas Cl...

Carroll, Charles, 1723-1783

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Charles Carroll (22 March 1723 – 23 March 1783) was an American statesman from Annapolis, Maryland. He was the builder of the Baltimore Colonial home Mount Clare (1760), and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and 1777. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, he was educated in Europe, spending six years at the English House school in Lisbon, Portugal. He then went to England to complete his education at Eton and Cambridge. After graduating Cambridge in 1746, Charles returned to Annapo...

Carmichael, William, c. 1739-1795

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William Carmichael (c. 1739–1795) was an American statesman and diplomat from Maryland during and after the Revolutionary War. He participated in Benjamin Franklin's mission to Paris from 1776 to 1778, represented Maryland in the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779 and was the principal diplomat for the United States to Spain from 1782 to 1794. Carmichael was born sometime around 1739 at the family home, Round Top, in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Attending the University of Edinburgh in S...

Burke, Thomas, c. 1747-1783

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Thomas Burke (c. 1747 – December 2, 1783) was an Irish physician, lawyer, and statesman who lived in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was the third Governor of the state. Born in Tiaquin, County Galway, in the Kingdom of Ireland around 1747, he had emigrated to Virginia by 1764, practicing medicine in Accomack County for a number of years. He then studied law and began its practice in Norfolk, Virginia. He became an earl...

Bulloch, Archibald, 1730-1777

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Archibald Bulloch (January 1, 1730 – February 22, 1777) was a lawyer, soldier, and statesman from Georgia during the American Revolution. He was the first governor of Georgia. He was also a great-grandfather of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, and great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Born in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, he completed preparatory studies and studied law. After being admitted to the bar, he was commissioned as a lieute...

Brownson, Nathan, 1742-1796

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Nathan Brownson (May 14, 1742 – November 6, 1796) was an American physician and statesman. He served Georgia as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777 and as the Governor of Georgia in 1781. Nathan Brownson was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of Georgia. Born in Woodbury in the Connecticut Colony, Brownson graduated from Yale College before studying medicine and practicing in Woodbury. He settled in Liberty County, Georgia in 1764, continuing the practice of med...

Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821

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Elias Boudinot (May 2, 1740 – October 24, 1821) was a lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and served as President of Congress from 1782 to 1783. He was elected as a U.S. Congressman for New Jersey following the American Revolutionary War. He was appointed by President George Washington as Director of the United States Mint, serving from 1795 until 1805. Born in Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, Boudinot received a classica...

Bland, Theodorick, 1741-1790

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Theodorick Bland (March 21, 1741 – June 1, 1790), also known as Theodorick Bland, Jr., was an American slave owner, planter, physician, soldier, and politician from Prince George County, Virginia. He became a major figure in the formation of the new United States government, representing Virginia in both the Continental Congress and the United States House of Representatives (until his death in office), as well as serving multiple terms in the Virginia House of Delegates representing Prince Geor...

Bee, Thomas, 1739-1812

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Thomas Bee (1739 – February 18, 1812) was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Born in 1739 in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina, Bee attended the University of Oxford and read law. He entered private practice in Charleston from 1761 to 1762, and subsequently engaged in private practice from 1765 to 1769, 1769 to 1772, and 1782 t...

Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807

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Abraham Baldwin (November 22, 1754 – March 4, 1807) was an American minister, Patriot, politician, and Founding Father who signed the United States Constitution. Born and raised in Connecticut, he was a 1772 graduate of Yale College. After the Revolutionary War, Baldwin became a lawyer. He moved to the U.S. state of Georgia in the mid-1780s and founded the University of Georgia. Baldwin was a member of Society of the Cincinnati. Born in Guilford in the Connecticut Colony, Baldwin attended Gui...

Atlee, Samuel John, 1739-1786

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Samuel John Atlee (1739 – November 25, 1786) was an American soldier and statesman from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress for Pennsylvania from 1778 to 1782. Born in Trenton in the Province of New Jersey, Atlee moved with his mother to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1745. Educated by a private tutor, he subsequently commenced the study of law before abandoning it to join the British Army and fight in the French and Indian War. In 1776 Pennsylvania began raisin...

Rhoads, Samuel, 1711-1784

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Samuel Rhoads (1711 – April 7, 1784) was an American architect who served as a Member of the First Continental Congress and as the 59th mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Rhoads was born in Philadelphia into a Quaker family. After receiving a limited education, he first worked as a carpenter and builder before becoming a merchant. Rhoads's political career began in 1741, when he was elected to the Common Council of Philadelphia. He designed the east wing of the Pennsylvania H...

Haring, John, 1739-1809

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John Haring (September 28, 1739 – April 1, 1809) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress. Born in Tappan in the Province of New York, Haring attended school in New York City, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He practiced in New York City and Rockland County and served as a county judge in Orange County. As the revolution neared he became a member, and then head of Orange County's Committee of Correspondence. In 1...

Goldsborough, Robert, 1733-1788

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Robert Goldsborough (December 3, 1733 – December 22, 1788) was an American lawyer and statesman from Maryland. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Born at Horns Point, his family's estate in Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland, Goldsborough studied law at the Inner Temple in London, England. After graduating in December 1752, he was admitted to the bar in 1754 and commenced practice in London, serving as barrister of the Inner Temple, London from 1755 to 1759. After...

Folsom, Nathaniel, 1726-1790

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Nathaniel Folsom (September 28, 1726 – May 26, 1790) was an American merchant and statesman. He was a delegate for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1777 to 1780, signing the Continental Association. He served as major general of the New Hampshire Militia during the American Revolutionary War and is a Founding Father of the United States. Born in Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire, Folsom went to work for a merchant after the death of his father. He invested in timber...

Wisner, Henry, c. 1720-1790

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Henry Wisner (c. 1720 – March 4, 1790) was an American Founding Father and miller from Goshen, New York. He was a patriot leader during the American Revolution who voted for Independence on July 4, 1776 at the creation of the Declaration of Independence, and represented New York in the Continental Congress, where he signed the 1774 Continental Association. Born around 1720 near Florida, New York, Wisner built and operated a gristmill in Goshen and became one of the town's leading citizens. Or...

Ward, Samuel, 1725-1776

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Samuel Ward (May 25, 1725 – March 26, 1776) was an American Founding Father, farmer, politician, Supreme Court Justice, Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the Continental Association. He was the son of Rhode Island governor Richard Ward, was well-educated, and grew up in a large Newport, Rhode Island family. After marrying, he and his wife received property in Westerly, Rhode Island from his father-in-law...

Tilghman, Matthew, 1718-1790

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Matthew Tilghman (February 17, 1718 – May 4, 1790) was an American Founding Father, planter, and Revolutionary leader from Maryland. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, where he signed the 1774 Continental Association. Matthew was born on the family plantation, The Hermitage, near Centreville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. He was educated through private tutoring before moving to Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Tilghman's first public service w...

Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

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John Sullivan (February 17, 1740 – January 23, 1795) was a Founding Father of the United States and an American General in the Revolutionary War winning several key battles most notably the Delaware crossing. He was a delegate in the Continental Congress, where he signed the Continental Association, the third governor of New Hampshire, and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Born in Somersworth in the Province of New Hampshire,...

Smith, Richard, 1735-1803

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Richard Smith (March 22, 1735 – September 17, 1803) was a lawyer, politician, and a Founding Father of the United States who served in the Continental Congress and signed the Continental Association. Born in Burlington, Province of New Jersey, Smith was educated under private teachers and in Quaker schools, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1762 and practiced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later in Burlington. He was commissioned county clerk of Burlington on December 7, 1762...

Rutledge, John, 1739-1800

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John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – June 21, 1800) was an American Founding Father, politician, and jurist who served as one of the original associate justices of the Supreme Court and the second chief justice of the United States. Additionally, he served as the first President of South Carolina and later as its first governor after the Declaration of Independence. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Rutledge established a legal career after studying at Middle Temple in the City of London. He...

Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803

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Edmund Pendleton (September 9, 1721 – October 23, 1803) was a Virginia planter, politician, lawyer and judge, and a Founding Father of the United States. He served in the Virginia legislature before and during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the position of Speaker. Pendleton attended the First Continental Congress as one of Virginia's delegates alongside George Washington and Patrick Henry, signed the Continental Association, and led the conventions both wherein Virginia declared inde...

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Thomas Mifflin (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant, soldier, and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in a variety of roles during and after the American Revolution, several of which qualify him to be counted among the Founding Fathers. He was the first governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1790 to 1799; he was also the last president of Pennsylvania, succeeding Benjamin Franklin and serving from 1788 until 1790. Born in Philadelphia, Mifflin becam...

Low, Isaac, 1735-1791

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Isaac Low (April 13, 1735 – July 25, 1791) was an American merchant in New York City and a Founding Father of the United States who served as a member of the Continental Congress, where he signed the Continental Association, and he later served as a delegate to the New York Provincial Congress. Though originally a Patriot, he later joined the Loyalist cause in the American Revolution. Born at Raritan Landing in Piscataway, Province of New Jersey, Low served as a tax commissioner for the New Y...

Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston (November 30, 1723 – July 25, 1790) was an American politician who served as the first non-Colonial governor of New Jersey (1776–1790) during the American Revolutionary War. As a New Jersey representative in the Continental Congress, he signed the Continental Association and the United States Constitution. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Albany, New York, Livingston received his early education from local schools and tutors. At age...

Kinsey, James, 1731-1802

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James Kinsey (March 22, 1731 – January 4, 1802) was an American lawyer and a Founding Father of the United States from Burlington, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia on March 22, 1731, Kinsey attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1753 and practiced in the courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with residence in Burlington County, New Jersey. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1772 to 1775, and was a member of the committee of corres...

Johnson, Thomas, 1732-1819

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Thomas Johnson (November 4, 1732 – October 26, 1819) was an 18th-century American judge, politician, and a Founding Father of the United States who participated in several ventures to support the Revolutionary War. Johnson was the first non-Colonial governor of Maryland, a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Continental Association, and an associate justice of the Supreme Court. He was the first person appointed to the court after its original organization and staffing with...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American statesman, patriot, diplomat, Founding Father, abolitionist, negotiator, and signatory of the Treaty of Paris of 1783. He served as the second governor of New York and the first chief justice of the United States. He directed U.S. foreign policy for much of the 1780s and was an important leader of the Federalist Party after the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788. Jay was born into a wealthy family of merchants and...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator known for declaring to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia, and was for the most part educated at home. After an unsuccessful venture running a store, and assisting his father-in-law ...

Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803

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Joseph Galloway (1731—August 10, 1803) was an American Founding Father and politician who signed the 1774 Continental Association. He became a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War, after serving as delegate to the First Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. For much of his career in Pennsylvania politics, he was a close ally of Benjamin Franklin, and he became a leading figure in the colony. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, Galloway was a moderate and proposed a Plan of Uni...

Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805

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Christopher Gadsden (February 16, 1724 – August 28, 1805) was an American politician who was the principal leader of the South Carolina Patriot movement during the American Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, a merchant, and the designer of the Gadsden flag. He is a signatory to the Continental Association and a Founding Father of the United States. ...

Deane, Silas, 1738-1789

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Silas Deane (January 4, 1738 [O.S. December 24, 1737] – September 23, 1789) was an American Founding Father, merchant, politician, and diplomat, and a supporter of American independence. Deane served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Continental Association, and then became the first foreign diplomat from the United States to France. Born in Groton in the Colony of Connecticut, he received a classical training before graduating from Yale College and studying law. ...

Dyer, Eliphalet, 1721-1807

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Eliphalet Dyer (September 14, 1721 – May 13, 1807) was a lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Windham, Connecticut. He was a delegate for Connecticut to many sessions of the Continental Congress, signed the Continental Association, and is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Windham in the Colony of Connecticut, he pursued preparatory studies before graduating from Yale College, reading law, and being admitted to the bar. After serving as a town clerk, Dyer became a member ...

De Hart, John, 1727-1795

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John De Hart (July 25, 1727 – June 1, 1795) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775 and signed the Continental Association. Born in Elizabethtown in the Province of New Jersey (now Elizabeth), De Hart completed preparatory studies and studied law before being admitted to the bar and practicing. In 1774 he was named as a delegate to the First Continental Congr...

Crane, Stephen, 1709-1780

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Stephen Crane (1709 – July 1, 1780) was an American Founding Father and politician from Elizabethtown (Elizabeth, New Jersey) who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776 and signed the Continental Association. He also served in the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Legislative Council. Stephen did not attend the next Congress in Philadelphia as he needed to attend to divisions in his own state between East Jersey and West Jersey. H...

Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789

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Richard Caswell (August 3, 1729 – November 10, 1789) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the first and fifth governor of the state of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1787. He also served as a senior officer of militia in the Southern Theater of the American Revolutionary War. He was a signatory of the Continental Association and thus considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Harford County in the Province of Maryland (present day Ba...

Boerum, Simon, 1724-1775

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Simon Boerum (February 29, 1724 – July 11, 1775) was a farmer, miller, and political leader from Brooklyn, New York. He represented New York in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. He signed the Continental Association and is thus considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in the town of New Lots in Kings County in the Province of New York, he attended and graduated from the Dutch school in Flatbush before farming and operating a mill in Flatbush. In 1750, Governo...

Bland, Richard, 1710-1776

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Richard Bland (May 6, 1710 – October 26, 1776), sometimes referred to as Richard Bland II or Richard Bland of Jordan's Point, was an American Founding Father, planter, and statesman from Virginia and a cousin of Thomas Jefferson. He served for many terms in the House of Burgesses, was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775, and signed the Continental Association. Born in Orange County, Virginia, Bland completed preparatory studies and attended the College of William and Mary ...

Biddle, Edward, 1738-1779

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Edward Biddle (1738 – September 5, 1779) was an American Founding Father, soldier, lawyer, and statesman from Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775 and a signatory to the Continental Association. Born in Philadelphia, Biddle's formal education was limited to the common (public) schools and ended at about age fourteen. When the French and Indian War began in 1754, he joined the provincial forces as an ensign. By the time he left the service, at the end of...

Alsop, John, 1724-1794

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John Alsop Jr. (1724 – November 22, 1794) was an American Founding Father, merchant, and politician from New York City. As a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, he signed the 1774 Continental Association. Born in New Windsor, Orange County in the British Province of New York, Alsop moved to New York City as a young man and entered the mercantile world with his brother Richard. Their enterprise prospered, and the Alsops, for several generations, became one of t...

Williams, John, 1731-1799

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John Williams (March 14, 1731 – October 10, 1799) was a Founding Father of the United States and signer of its Articles of Confederation. He was one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. During the American Revolutionary War, Williams was a colonel in the North Carolina militia. In 1777 and 1778, he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons and served as Speaker of the House. Williams was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779. Williams served as a supe...

Wentworth, John, Jr., 1745-1787

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John Wentworth Jr. (July 17, 1745 – January 10, 1787) was a Founding Father of the United States and a lawyer who served as a New Hampshire delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation Born in Somersworth, New Hampshire in 1745, he graduated from Harvard in 1768 before studying law. He moved to Dover, New Hampshire where he started his practice. His cousin, Governor John Wentworth, appointed him the probate register for Strafford County, and he held that...

Van Dyke, Nicholas, 1738-1789

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Nicholas Van Dyke (September 25, 1738 – February 19, 1789) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, in the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation, and as President of Delaware. Born at Berwick, his family's home in St. George's Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, Van Dyke was educated at home, then read law in Philadelphia where he was admitted to the Penn...

Telfair, Edward, 1735-1807

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Edward Telfair (1735 – September 17, 1807) was a Scottish-born American Founding Father and politician who served as the Governor of the state of Georgia between 1786 and 1787, and again from 1790 through 1793. He was a member of the Continental Congress, and one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation. Born on his family's ancestral estate in western Scotland, Telfair graduated from the Kirkcudbright Grammar School before acquiring commercial training. He immigrated to America in 175...

Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784

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Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784) was an American Founding Father, planter, lawyer, and politician from Kent County, Delaware. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Continental Association and Declaration of Independence, and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolution. Born on his family's farm, "Byfield", on St. Jones Neck in East Dover Hu...

Paca, William, 1740-1799

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William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 13, 1799) was a Founding Father of the United States who was a signatory to the Continental Association and the United States Declaration of Independence. He was a Maryland delegate to the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress, Governor of Maryland, and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Born in Abingdon, Maryland, Paca entered school at the Philadelphia Academy and ...

Scudder, Nathaniel, 1733-1781

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Nathaniel Scudder (May 10, 1733 – October 17, 1781) was an American Founding Father, physician, and patriot leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress, where he was one of two delegates from New Jersey to sign the Articles of Confederation. Born in Monmouth Court House in the Province of New Jersey (later Freehold Borough, New Jersey), Scudder attended the College Of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and graduated in 1751. He th...

Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795

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Daniel Roberdeau (1727 – January 5, 1795) was an American Founding Father and merchant residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the time of the American War of Independence. He represented Pennsylvania from 1777 to 1779 in the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Born on the Island of St. Christopher in the West Indies, he immigrated to Philadelphia with his mother and sisters following his father's death. Roberdeau became a timber merchant there. He was elec...

Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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Joseph Reed (August 27, 1741 – March 5, 1785) was a Founding Father of the United States and a lawyer, military officer, and statesman of the American Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and, while in Congress, signed the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council, a position analogous to the modern office of Governor. Reed was born in Trenton in the Pr...

Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816

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Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. He wrote the Preamble to the United States Constitution and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution." In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states. He was also one o...

Mathews, John, 1744-1802

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John Mathews (1744 – November 17, 1802) was a Founding Father of the United States and lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articles of Confederation on behalf of South Carolina. On his return, he was elected the 33rd governor of South Carolina, serving a single term in 1782 and 1783. Mathews was born in Charleston in the Province of South Carolina. He was commissioned an ensign and lieutenant in the Sout...

Marchant, Henry, 1741-1796

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Henry Marchant (April 9, 1741 – August 30, 1796) was a Founding Father of the United States, an attorney general of Rhode Island, a delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Rhode Island, a signer of the Articles of Confederation, and the first United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Born in Martha's Vineyard, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America, Marchant attended school in Newport, Rhode Island before receiving an A...

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Henry Laurens (March 6, 1724 [O.S. February 24, 1723] – December 8, 1792) was an American Founding Father, merchant, slave trader, and rice planter from South Carolina who became a political leader during the Revolutionary War. A delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Laurens succeeded John Hancock as president of the Continental Congress. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he recieved his early education there before being sent to L...

Langworthy, Edward, 1738-1802

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Edward Langworthy (1738 – November 2, 1802) was an American Founding Father and teacher who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia. He signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was raised in the Bethesda Orphan House at Savannah and was educated in the school there. He later taught in that same school. Langworthy began working with Georgia's Committee of Safety and was their secretary when they became a revolutionary Council of Safety on December 11,...

Hutson, Richard, 1748-1795

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Richard Hutson (July 9, 1748 – April 12, 1795) was a Founding Father of the United States and an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. After having been educated in Charleston as a child, he attended Princeton. After studying law, Hutson was admitted to the bar and practiced in Charleston. From 1776 to 1779 and in 1781, 1782, 1785, and 1788, Hutson served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1778 and 1779, he represented South Caroli...

Hosmer, Titus, 1736-1780

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Titus Hosmer (1736 – August 4, 1780) was an American Founding Father and lawyer from Middletown, Connecticut. He was a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1778, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Titus was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, attended Yale and graduated in 1757. He read for the law, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice in Middletown, Connecticut. Hosmer was elected to the Connecticut State Assembly annually from 1773 to 1778 and served ...

Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816

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Samuel Holten (June 9, 1738 – January 2, 1816) was an American Founding Father, physician, and statesman from Danvers, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts as a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. He also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Holten was born in Salem Village (now Danvers) in the Province of Massachusetts Bay on June 9, 1738. He was educated locally, studied medicine and established a practice ...

Harvie, John, 1742-1807

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John Harvie (1742 – February 6, 1807) was an American Founding Father, lawyer and builder from Virginia. He was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation, in 1777 and 1778. He was a successful lawyer and landowner, as well as the fourth mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was a friend since his childhood; his father was Jefferson's guardian. He negotiated a peace treaty in 1774 after the Battle of Point Pleasant. During the American Re...

Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781

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Cornelius Harnett (April 10, 1723 – April 28, 1781) was a Founding Father of the United States and an American merchant and statesman from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a leading American Revolutionary statesman in the Cape Fear region, and a delegate for North Carolina in the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779 where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in Chowan County in the Province of North Carolina, his family moved to Brunswick Town and Wilmington during his youth. As ...

Hanson, John, 1721-1783

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John Hanson (April 14, 1721 [O.S. April 3, 1721] – November 15, 1783) was a Founding Father of the United States, and a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. In 1779, Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland joined the other states in ratifying them. In November 1781, he was elected as first Presi...

Duer, William, 1747-1799

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William Duer (March 18, 1743 – May 7, 1799) was a British-born American lawyer, developer, and speculator from New York City. A Federalist, Duer wrote in support of ratifying the United States Constitution as "Philo-Publius". He had earlier served in the Continental Congress and the convention that framed the New York Constitution. In 1778, he signed the United States Articles of Confederation and is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in the county of Devon in England, Due...

Duane, James, 1733-1797

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James Duane (February 6, 1733 – February 1, 1797) was an American Founding Father, attorney, jurist, and American Revolutionary leader from New York. He served as a delegate to the First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress and the Congress of the Confederation, a New York state senator, the 44th Mayor of New York City, the 1st post-colonial Mayor of New York City and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York. Duane was a signato...

Drayton, William Henry, 1742-1779

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William Henry Drayton (September 1742 – September 3, 1779) was an American Founding Father, planter, and lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779 and signed the Articles of Confederation. Born at his father's plantation, Drayton Hall, on the bank of the Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina (now within the expanded city of Charleston), Drayton pursued classical studies in England, attending Westminst...

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808

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John Dickinson (November 13, 1732 [O.S. November 2, 1732] – February 14, 1808) was a Founding Father of the United States. A solicitor and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, he was known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, published individually in 1767 and 1768. Born at his family's tobacco plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, Dickinson was educated at home by his parents and by recent immigrants employe...

Dana, Francis, 1743-1811

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Francis Dana (June 13, 1743 – April 25, 1811) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1778 and 1784. He signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Dana was educated at Harvard before reading law, being admitted to the bar, and commencing practice in Boston. Being an opponent of the British colonial policy, he became a leader of the Sons of Liberty and was ...

Collins, John, 1717-1795

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John Collins (June 8, 1717 – March 4, 1795), was the third governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1786 to 1790. He was the last Independent to serve as governor of Rhode Island until Lincoln Chafee (2011–2015). He signed the Articles of Confederation and is thus considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, he studied law and became an advocate of considerable reputation. In 1778, Collins represe...

Clingan, William, c. 1721-1790

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William Clingan (c.1721 – May 9, 1790) was a Founding Father of the United States. As a delegate in the Continental Congress for Pennsylvania from 1777 to 1779, he signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, probably near Wagontown, West Colen Township, Clingan served as a justice of the peace in Chester County from 1757 to 1786 and as president of the Chester County courts from 1780 to 1786. After his death on May 9, 1790 in Chester County, Clingan was buried ...

Carroll, Daniel, 1730-1796

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Daniel Carroll (July 22, 1730 – May 7, 1796) was an American politician and plantation owner from Maryland and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He supported the American Revolution, served in the Confederation Congress, was a delegate to the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 which penned the Constitution of the United States, and was a U.S. Representative in the First Congress. Carroll was one of five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. He was one ...

Banister, John, 1734-1788

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John Banister (December 26, 1734 – September 30, 1788) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, and an American Revolutionary War patriot from Petersburg, Virginia. He assisted in framing and signed the Articles of Confederation. Born at "Hatcher's Run," near Petersburg, Virginia, he was educated at a private school at Wakefield, England before earning a law degree from the Middle Temple in London, England. Returning to Virginia, he commenced the practice of law in Petersburg and engaged as a...

Adams, Thomas, 1730-1788

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Thomas Adams (1730 – 1788) was a politician and businessman from Virginia. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he was a delegate of the Continental Congress and signed the Articles of Confederation. Born in New Kent County, Virginia, he attended the common schools. Adams's first political position was as a clerk of Henrico County and vestryman of that parish, from 1757 to 1761, and later a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and church warden until 1762. Adams had extensi...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797

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Oliver Wolcott Sr. (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was an American Founding Father and politician. He was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut, and the nineteenth Governor of Connecticut. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he attended Yale College, graduating in 1747 as the top scholar in his class. After serving as a Captain during the French and Indian War, he moved to newly settled Goshen in northwe...

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794

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John Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scottish American Presbyterian minister, educator, farmer, slaveholder, and a Founding Father of the United States. Witherspoon embraced the concepts of Scottish common sense realism, and while president of the College of New Jersey (1768–1794; now Princeton University) became an influential figure in the development of the United States' national character. Politically active, Witherspoon was a delegate from New Jersey to the Second ...

Wilson, James, 1742-1798

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James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, and Founding Father who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1789 to 1798. He was elected twice to the Continental Congress, was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the...

Williams, William, 1731-1811

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William Williams (April 8, 1731 – August 2, 1811) was an American Founding Father, merchant, a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1776, and a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence. Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, Williams attained a common school education before studying theology and law at Harvard College, graduating in 1751. He continued preparing for the ministry for a year but then joined the militia to fight in the French and Indian War. After the...

Whipple, William, 1731-1785

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William Whipple Jr. (January 25, 1731 [O.S. January 14, 1730] – November 28, 1785) was an American Founding Father and signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. He represented New Hampshire as a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. He worked as both a ship's captain and a merchant and studied in college to become a judge. Born in Kittery, Massachusetts Bay (now part of Maine), Whipple was educated at a common school until he went off to sea, becoming a ...

Walton, George, c. 1749-1804

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George Walton (c. 1749 – February 2, 1804), a Founding Father of the United States, signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia and also served as the second Chief Executive of Georgia. Born in Cumberland County, Virginia, Walton was a studious, self-taught young man. After completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter under his uncle, he moved to Savannah, Georgia to study law. Admitted to the bar in 1774, by the eve of the American Revolution, he was on...

Thornton, Matthew, 1714-1803

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Matthew Thornton (March 3, 1714 – June 24, 1803) was an Irish-born Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. Born in Ireland, Thornton's family immigrated to North America in 1716, first settling in Wiscasset, Maine before moving to Worcester, Massachusetts. Thornton completed studies in medicine at Leicester, Massachusetts, became a physician and established a medical practice in Londonderry, New Hampsh...

Taylor, George, 1716-1781

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George Taylor (1716 – February 23, 1781) was a Founding Father of the United States, Colonial ironmaster, and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. Born in Ireland, Taylor emigrated to the American colonies at age 20, landing in Philadelphia in 1736. To pay for his passage, Taylor was indentured to Samuel Savage, Jr., who was ironmaster at Coventry Forge in Chester County northwest of Philadelphia. Taylor started as a laborer at the iro...

Stone, Thomas, 1743-1787

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Thomas Stone (1743 – October 5, 1787) was an American Founding Father, planter, politician, and lawyer who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as president of Congress for a short time in 1784. Stone was a member of the Maryland Senate from 1777 to 1780 and again from 1781 to 1787. Born at Poynton Manor in Charles County, Maryland, Stone was educated by a S...

Stockton, Richard, 1730-1781

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Richard Stockton (October 1, 1730 – February 28, 1781) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born at the Stockton family home now known as Morven in the Stony Brook neighborhood of Princeton, New Jersey, attended Samuel Finley's academy at Nottingham, which later became West Nottingham Academy, and the College of New Jersey located in Newark, graduating in 1748. He studied law with David Ogden, of Newark, who was at that ...

Smith, James, 1719-1806

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James Smith (September 17, 1719 – July 11, 1806), a Founding Father of the United States, was an Irish-American lawyer and a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. Born in Ireland, his family immigrated to Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1729. Smith attended the Philadelphia Academy and worked as a surveyor before studying law at the office of his brother George. Admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, he initially practiced near Shippensburg...

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American statesman and lawyer, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. He is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, and also signed the 1774 Petition to the King. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Sherman established a legal career in Litchfield County, Connecticut despit...

Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800

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Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American Founding Father and politician who signed the Continental Association and was the youngest signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina from December 1798 until his death. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Rutledge was educated in law at Oxford and studied for and was admitted to the English Bar. Returning to Charleston, he had a successful law practic...

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 [O.S. December 24, 1745] – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, and educator and the founder of Dickinson College. Rush attended the Continental Congress. His later self-description there was: "He aimed right." He served as Surgeon General of the Continental Army and became a profess...

Ross, George, 1730-1779

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George Ross Jr (May 10, 1730 – July 14, 1779) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the Continental Association and the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. He was also the uncle of the man who married Betsy Griscom in 1773, giving her her famous married name: Betsy Ross. In 1952, he, George Washington, and Robert Morris appeared on a three-cent stamp commemorating Betsy Ross. Born in New Castle, Delaware, Ross was educated at home and...

Read, George, 1733-1798

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George Read (September 18, 1733 – September 21, 1798) was a politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware. Read was one of only two statesmen who signed four of the g...

Penn, John, 1741-1788

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John Penn (May 17, 1741 – September 14, 1788) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a delegate of North Carolina. Born near Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia, Penn attended at common school for two years. After his father's death, Penn privately read law with his uncle, Edmund Pendleton. He became a lawyer in Virginia in 1762. In 1774, Penn moved to Granville County, North Carolina, w...

Paine, Robert Treat, 1731-1814

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Robert Treat Paine (March 11, 1731 – May 11, 1814) was an American lawyer, politician, and Founding Father of the United States who signed the Continental Association and the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Massachusetts. He served as the state's first attorney general, and served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court. Paine was also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and had always opposed slavery. ...

Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789

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Thomas Nelson Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was an American soldier and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia, and is considered one of the U.S. Founding Fathers. In addition to serving in the Virginia General Assembly for many terms, he twice represented Virginia in the Continental Congress. Fellow Virginia legislators elected him to serve as the commonwealth's governor in 1781. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation and fought in the militia du...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris, Jr. (January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was an English-born merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, the Second Continental Congress, and the United States Senate, and he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. From 1781 to 1784, he served as the Superintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution...

Middleton, Arthur, 1742-1787

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Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742 – January 1, 1787) was a planter and politician from South Carolina. A Founding Father of the United States, he signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Born at Middleton Place, his family's plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, Middleton was educated in Britain, at Harrow School, Westminster School, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He studied law at the Middle Temple and traveled extensively in Europe where his taste in literature, music, and ar...

Lynch, Thomas, 1727-1776

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Thomas Lynch (1727–1776) was an American planter, a statesman from South Carolina, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress of 1765 and the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, and signed the 1774 Continental Association. Born in St. James Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina, Lynch attended the common schools and engaged in planting with extensive rice plantations on the Santee River and elsewhere. He served in the Colonial Legislature of ...

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778

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Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He represented New York at the October 1774 First Continental Congress, where he favored imposing economic sanctions upon Great Britain as a way of pressuring the British Parliament to repeal the Intolerable Acts. He was also a delegate to the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence, thus becoming one of the Founding Fathers of the Unit...

Lewis, Francis, 1713-1802

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Francis Lewis (March 21, 1713 – December 31, 1802) was an American merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation as a representative of New York to the Continental Congress. Born in Llandaff, Wales, he was educated at Westminster School in London before entering a mercantile house in London. Working there until he turned 21 and inherited some properties left by his father, Lewis sold the p...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman and Founding Father from Virginia, best known for the June 1776 Lee Resolution, the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain leading to the United States Declaration of Independence, which he signed. He also served a one-year term as the president of the Continental Congress, was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation, and was a United States Senator fro...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 [O.S. July 5, 1731] – January 5, 1796) was a Founding Father of the United States and a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, President of the United States in Congress Assembled in 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court...

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Francis Hopkinson (October 2, 1737 [O.S. September 21, 1737] – May 9, 1791) was an American Founding Father, judge, author and composer. He designed Continental paper money and two early versions of flags, one for the United States and one for the United States Navy. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776 as a delegate from New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, British America, Hopkinson received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1757 from the Col...

Hopkins, Stephen, 1707-1785

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Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 – July 13, 1785), a Founding Father of the United States, was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Continental Association and the Declaration of Independence. As a child, Hopkins was a voracious reader, becoming a serious student of the sciences, mathematics, and literature. He became a surveyor and astronomer and was involved in taking measurements during the...

Hooper, William, 1742-1790

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William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper signed the Continental Association and the United States Declaration of Independence. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Hooper graduated from Boston Latin School and Harvard College before studying law under James Otis, a popular attorney in Boston who was regarded as a radical. Once completing h...

Heyward, Thomas, 1746-1809

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Thomas Heyward Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a delegate of the Continental Congress from South Carolina. His loss of a considerable number of slaves led to him being widely proclaimed as a martyr of the revolution. Born in St. Luke's Parish (now Jasper County), South Carolina, he was educated at home, then traveled to England to study law where he was ...

Hewes, Joseph, 1730-1779

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Joseph Hewes (July 9, 1730 – November 10, 1779) was an American Founding Father, a signer of the Continental Association and U.S. Declaration of Independence, and a native of Princeton, New Jersey, where he was born in 1730. Hewes's parents were members of the Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. On his mother's side, Joseph Hewes was a 3rd generation resident of New Jersey. He was the 4th generation of the Hewes family to live in New Jersey. Hewes attended Princeton but there is no ev...

Hart, John, c. 1711-1779

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John Hart (c. 1711 – May 11, 1779) was a public official and politician in colonial New Jersey who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. He is thus considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Raised in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, Hart was elected to the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1750. He was first elected to the New Jersey Colonial Assembly in 1761 and served there until 1771. He was appointed to ...

Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791

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Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter, merchant and politician who served as a legislator in colonial Virginia, following a precedent of public service established by his namesakes. He signed both the Continental Association and the United States Declaration of Independence and is known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Virginia's governor from 1781 to 1784. Harrison worked an aggregate of three decades in the Virginia Hou...

Gwinnett, Button, c. 1735-1777

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Button Gwinnett (c. 1735 – May 19, 1777) was an English-born American Founding Father who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was one of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence. Born in the parish of Down Hatherley in the county of Gloucestershire, England, it is believed that he attended the College School, held in Gloucester Cathedral (now called The King's School) as did his older brother, but there is no survi...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1706] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States postmaster general. As a scientist, he was a major figure in ...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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William Ellery (December 22, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a Founding Father of the United States, one of the 56 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, and a signer of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Rhode Island. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he received his early education from his father before graduating from Harvard College in 1747. After working as a merchant, customs collector, and as clerk of the Rhode Island General Assembly, Ellery started pr...

Clymer, George, 1739-1813

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George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 23, 1813) was an American politician and Founding Father of the United States, signing both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Although fact-checkers claim he never held slaves, it would appear that Clymer held slaves as some point in his life. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. He attended the Continental Congress and served in political office until the end of his life. Born in Phil...

Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811

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Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741 – June 19, 1811) was a Founding Father of the United States, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and a signatory to the Continental Association and United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. He was impeached by the House of Representatives on grounds of letting his partisan leanings affect his court decisions but was acquitted by the Senate and remained in office. Born near Princess Anne, Maryland, Chase establi...

Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797

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Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, a merchant, planter, a Founding Father of the United States and a Virginia politician. A grandson of Robert "King" Carter, one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners and slaveholders in the Old Dominion, Braxton was active in Virginia's legislature for more than 25 years, generally allied with Landon Carter, Benjamin Harrison V, Edmund Pendleton and other conservative pla...

Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795

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Josiah Bartlett (December 2, 1729 [O.S. November 21, 1729] – May 19, 1795) was an American Founding Father, physician, statesman, a delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire, and a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence. He served as the first governor of New Hampshire and chief justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature. Born in Amesbury in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, by age 17, he had learned some of both Latin and G...

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to his fellow Founding Father, President John Adams. Adams was b...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock or Hancock has become a nickname in the United S...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...

Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963

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Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 – December 5, 1963) was an American investment banker and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and as U.S. Senator from New York between 1949 and 1957. Born in Manhattan, he attended The Sachs School and Sachs Collegiate Institute before earning a B.A. from Williams College. After graduating, Lehman worked in textile manufacturing, eventually becoming vice-president and treasu...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president in early 1945. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congres...

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979

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Leverett A. Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served three two-year terms as the 55th Governor of Massachusetts, and for more than twenty years as a United States Senator (1945–1967). Saltonstall was internationalist in foreign policy and moderate on domestic policy, serving as a well-liked mediating force in the Republican Party. He was the only member of the Republican Senate leadership to vote for the censure of Joseph...

Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986

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William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986), better known as Averell Harriman, was an American Democratic politician, businessman, and diplomat. The son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman, he served as Secretary of Commerce under President Harry S. Truman, and later as the 48th Governor of New York. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956, as well as a core member of the group of foreign policy elders known as "The Wise Men". While attendi...

Corcoran, William Wilson, 1798-1888

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Washington, D.C. banker and philanthropist. From the description of Note : to "Dear Madam", [18]81 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205349 From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Dr. James Laurie, Washington City, 1843 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205336 Banker and philanthropist, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1838-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405728 American banke...

Bradford, Robert Fiske, 1902-1983

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Robert Fiske Bradford (December 15, 1902 – March 18, 1983) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as the 57th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1947 to 1949. Robert Fiske Bradford was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Edward and Edith (Fiske) Bradford. His father was from an old traditional New England Yankee Brahmin family, a successful physician, and dean of Harvard Medical School, and his mother was the founder of the private Fiske School in Boston. Through an entirely pate...

Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

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Charles Anderson Dana (August 8, 1819 – October 17, 1897) was an American journalist, author, and senior government official. He was a top aide to Horace Greeley as the managing editor of the powerful Republican newspaper New-York Tribune until 1862. During the American Civil War, he served as Assistant Secretary of War, playing especially the role of the liaison between the War Department and General Ulysses S. Grant. In 1868 he became the editor and part-owner of the New York Sun. He at first ...

Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

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Army officer, statesman, journalist, legislator, and U.S. Secy. of the Interior, of Missouri. From the description of Papers, 1870-1901 (bulk 1870-1890). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70953302 German-American army officer, author and politician. From the description of Papers of Carl Schurz, 1862-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136358 U.S. cabinet officer, diplomat, and senator from Missouri, Union Ar...

Knox, Frank, 1874-1944

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William Franklin "Frank" Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. On December 7, 1941, Knox flanked by his assistant John O’Keefe walked into Roosevelt's White House study at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST announcing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Knox was mentioned by name in Adolf Hitler...

Forrestal, James, 1892-1949

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James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. Forrestal came from a very strict middle class Irish Catholic family. He was a successful financier on Wall Street before becoming Undersecretary of the Navy in 1940, shortly before the United States entered the Second World War. He became Secretary of the Navy in May 1944 upon the death of his superior, Frank Knox. Preside...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman, and an active promoter of secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. As U. S. Secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk, Bancroft established the Naval Academy at Annapolis and later served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871), and the German Empire (1871-1874). He is best remembered however for his 10-volume History of the United States, a work which fellow historian Leop...

Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885

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American politician. From the description of Letter signed : "Department of the Interior," to J.S. Black, Attorney-General, 1858 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572142 From the description of Letter signed : "Department of the Interior," to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1857 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572137 From the description of Signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, D.C., 1858 Jun. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Wheeler, William A. (William Almon), 1819-1887

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William Almon Wheeler (June 30, 1819 – June 4, 1887) was an American politician and attorney. He served as a United States representative from New York from 1861 to 1863 and 1869 to 1877, and the 19th vice president of the United States from 1877 to 1881. Born in Malone, New York, Wheeler pursued a legal career after attending the University of Vermont. After serving in various local positions, he won election to the New York State Legislature. He served in Congress from 1861 to 1863 and from...

McCrary, George W. (George Washington), 1835-1890

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George Washington McCrary served as an Iowa lawyer, judge, and elected official. He established a law practice in Keokuk in 1856. He served in the Iowa House from 1857-1860, the Iowa Senate from 1861-1865, and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869-1877. From 1877-1879, he was Secretary of War under Rutherford B. Hayes. From 1880-1884, he was U.S. Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit and served as general counsel for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad from 1884-1890. Among ...

Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958

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Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914

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Rockhill was an American scholar-diplomat known especially as the first Westerner to befriend and advise a Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was U.S. Minister to Greece, Romania, Serbia, China, Russia, and Turkey. From the guide to the William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789

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Ethan Allen (1738-1789), Revolutionary War officer and Vermont leader, achieved a place in history by capturing Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. He championed Vermont's drive for statehood. Ethan Allen was a distinct type of frontier soldier. His influence on the settlers of Vermont was comparable to that of John Sevier on the inhabitants of Watauga, East Tennessee, and of Thomas Sumter on the up-country men of South Carolina. Frontier people possessed clan-like loyalties, and they looked to strong men...

Genet, Edmond-Charles, 1763-1834

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Edmond Charles Genet, often refered to as "Citizen Genet," was born in France in 1763 and followed his father into governement service. In 1793, he was appointed as France's minister plenipotentiary to the United States, but his political activities caused the American government to demand his replacement. He was, however, permitted to remain in this country. He lived near Jaimaica on Long Island for a few years, before moving to upstate New York. His first wife was Cornelia Tappen Cl...

Lewis, Morgan, 1754-1844

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Lewis served in the American army during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the New York Supreme Court from 1790-1804, and governor of New York from 1804-1807. Later, her served in the New York Senate and was a general in the War of 1812. From the description of Letter, 20 November 1832. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341743 ...

Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798

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Lewis Morris (April 8, 1726 – January 22, 1798) was an American Founding Father, landowner, and developer from Morrisania, New York, presently part of Bronx County. He signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New York. Born at his family's estate, Morrisania, presently part of Bronx County, in what was then the Province of New York, he graduated from Yale College before returning to Morrisania. In 1769, he was elected to the New York General A...

Moylan, Stephen, 1737-1811

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Stephen Moylan (1737-1811) was a prominent Irish American patriot leader during the American Revolutionary War. He had several positions in the Continental Army including Muster-Master General, Secretary and Aide to General George Washington, Quartermaster General, Commander of The Fourth Continental Light Dragoons and Commander of the Cavalry of the Continental Army. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and settled in what would be Philadelphia to start a shipping business. He joined the Continental A...

Maxwell, William, ca.1733-1796

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Grayson, William, 1736-1790

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William Grayson (1736 – March 12, 1790) was a soldier, lawyer, and statesman from Virginia. He was one of the first two U.S. Senators from Virginia, and belonged to the Anti-Federalist faction. Born at Belle Aire Plantation in Prince William County in the Colony of Virginia, Grayson attended the University of Pennsylvania, and received his degree in Law from the University of Oxford and was knowledgeable in Latin, Greek, and English history. He practiced law, principally in Prince William Cou...

Meredith, William M. (William Morris), 1799-1873

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William Morris Meredith (1799-1873) was an American lawyer in Philadelphia, Pa. and politician, serving as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Pres. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850, and Pa. state attorney general, 1861-1867. From the description of Indenture between William Meredith and Joseph Adams for a town lot in Millheim, Haines Township, Centre County, Pa., 1836. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 441419436 ...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobin party. He returned to France in 1800 and was active in French and European politics until he died in 1834. From the description of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...

Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864

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Caleb Blood Smith, lawyer, congressman, and Secretary of the Interior. Smith was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives, and was reelected in 1834, 1835, and 1836. He represented Indiana in the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congress serving on the Committee of Foreign Affairs, and chairing the Committee on Territories. Known for his staunch opposition to the Mexican War, he refused another nomination and left Congress in 1849. He practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was p...

Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781

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Continental army officer. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, Scammell moved to New Hampshire in 1772, where he studied law with John Sullivan and participated in the patriot movement. A major of the N.H. Brigade, Scammell in 1776 accepted command of the 3rd N.H. Continentals, serving until 1778 when Washington appointed him army adjutant general. In 1780 Scammell resigned to head the 1st N.H. Regiment. He was mortally wounded at Yorktown. From the descripti...

Alexander, Walter S. (Walter Scott), 1835-1900

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1866-1954

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Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 - June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy, 1929-1933, under President Herbert Hoover and a well-known yachtsman. From the description of Letter, October 15, 1929. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17974111 ...

Appleton, Francis Henry, 1847-1939

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Francis Henry Appleton, Jr., was a member of a prominent and patriotic New England family. From the description of Francis Henry Appleton, Jr., letter to the Salem Evening News, after 1880. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50217901 ...

Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860

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Henry Dilworth Gilpin was born and raised in England, emigrated to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, and proceeded to practice law, author numerous publications, and serve as editor for the Atlantic Souvenir. He went on to become director of the Bank of the United States, and ultimately Attorney General under President Martin van Buren. A patron of the arts, Gilpin later served as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, as well as similar posts. ...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later reelected to ...

Davis, Dwight Filley, 1879-1945

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Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. He was the Assistant Secretary of War from 1923 to 1925 and Secretary of War from 1925 to 1929. ...

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971

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Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician. Raised in Owosso, Michigan, Dewey was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 47th governor of New York from 1943 to 1954. In 1944, he was the Republican Party's nominee for president, but lost the election to incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections. He was again the Republican presidential nominee in 1948, but lost to President Ha...

Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944

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Alfred Emanuel Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. The son of an Irish-American mother and a Civil War veteran father, he was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bri...

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death, he gained national attention for attacking the te...

Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

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Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed election of 1876. Tilden is the only individual to win an outright majority of the popular vote in a United States presidential election but lose the election. Tilden was born into a wealthy family in New Lebanon, New York. Attracted to politics at a young age, he became a protégé of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States. Af...

Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886

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Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1810 – February 12, 1886) was an American politician. He served as Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1868 presidential election. Born in Pompey, New York, Seymour was admitted to the New York bar in 1832 but primarily focused on managing his family's business interests. After serving as a military secretary to Governor William L. Marcy, Seymour won election to the New York State Assem...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, Frémont acquired male protectors after his father's death, and became proficient in mathematics, science, and surveying. During the 1840s, he led five expeditions into the Western United States and became known as "The Pathfinder". During the...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War, and various conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 presidential election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. He was known as Old Fuss and Feathers for his insi...

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate and served in the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was also the 1848 Democratic presidential nominee and a leading spokesman for the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which held that the people in each territory should decide whether to permit slavery. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, he attended Philli...

Mangum, Willie Person, 1792-1861

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Willie Person Mangum (May 10, 1792 – September 7, 1861) was a U.S. Senator from the state of North Carolina between 1831 and 1836 and between 1840 and 1853. He was one of the founders and leading members of the Whig party, and was a candidate for president in 1836 as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. He is, as of 2020, the only major-party presidential nominee to have been a North Ca...

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. He was the longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history. He was also the Anti-Masonic nominee for president in the 1832 election. Wirt grew up in Maryland but pursued a legal career in Virginia, passing the Virginia bar in 1792. After holding various positions, he served as the prosecutor in Aaron Burr's...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825

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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (February 25, 1746 – August 16, 1825) was an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate in 1804 and 1808, losing both elections. Pinckney was born into a powerful family of aristocratic planters. He practiced law for several years and was elected to the colonial legislature. A supporter of independence from Great Br...

King, Rufus, 1755-1827

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Rufus King (March 24, 1755 – April 29, 1827) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution in 1787. After formation of the new Congress he represented New York in the United States Senate. He emerged as a leading member of the Federalist Party, serving as the party's last presidential nominee in the 1816 presidential election. The son...

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an American politician and naturalist who served as a United States Senator, Mayor of New York City and sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812, challenging incumbent James Madison. A nephew of long-time New York Governor George Clinton, DeWitt Clinton served as his uncle's secreta...

Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus), 1844-1899

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Garret Augustus Hobart (June 3, 1844 – November 21, 1899) was an American politician who served as the 24th vice president of the United States, from 1897 until his death. He was the sixth American vice president to die in office. Prior to serving as vice president, Hobart was an influential New Jersey politician and political operative. Hobart was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on the Jersey Shore, and grew up in nearby Marlboro. After attending Rutgers College, Hobart read law with promin...

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the 33rd vice president of the United States, and the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He was also the presidential nominee of the left-wing Progressive Party in the 1948 election. The oldest son of Henry C. Wallace, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924, Henry A. Wallace was born in Adair County, Iowa in...

Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951

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Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865 – April 23, 1951) was an American banker, general, diplomat, composer, and Republican politician who was the 30th vice president of the United States from 1925 to 1929. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. Born in Marietta, Ohio, Dawes attended Cincinnati Law School before beginning a legal career in Lincoln, Nebraska. After serving as a gas plant executive, he managed William M...

Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912

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James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was an American politician who was a United States representative from New York from 1887 to 1891 and 1893 to 1909, and the 27th vice president of the United States from 1909 until his death. He was a member of the interrelated Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families, prominent lawyers and politicians of New England and New York. Although not a high-powered administrator, he made a natural congressional committee chairman, and his ge...

Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

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Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918) was an American politician who served as a senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905 and the 26th vice president of the United States from 1905 to 1909. He was also the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 1916 presidential election. Born near Unionville Center, Ohio, Fairbanks moved to Indianapolis after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University. He became an attorney and railroad financier, working under railroad magnate Jay Gould. F...

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson (October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914) served as the 23rd vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Previously, he served as a representative from Illinois in the late 1870s and early 1880s. After his subsequent appointment as assistant postmaster general of the United States during Grover Cleveland's first administration (1885–89), he fired many Republican postal workers and replaced them with Southern Democrats. This earned him the enmity of the Republican-contro...

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

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Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath; February 16, 1812 – November 22, 1875) was the 18th vice president of the United States (1873–75) and a senator from Massachusetts (1855–73). Before and during the American Civil War, he was a leading Republican, and a strong opponent of slavery. Wilson devoted his energies to the destruction of the "Slave Power" – the faction of slave owners and their political allies which anti-slavery Americans saw as dominating the country. Originally a Whig, Wil...

Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

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Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was the 22nd vice president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He also served as United States ambassador to France, as a US representative from New York, and as the 31st governor of New York. The son of a Congregational minister, Morton was born in Vermont and educated in Vermont and Massachusetts. He trained for a business career by clerking in stores and working in mercantile establishments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After rel...

Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891

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Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American attorney and politician from the state of Maine. In a public service career that spanned over 50 years, he served as the 15th vice president of the United States. The first Republican to hold the office, Hamlin served from 1861 to 1865. He is considered among the most influential politicians to have come from Maine. A native of Paris, Maine (part of Massachusetts until 1820), Hamlin managed his father's farm before becoming a ne...

Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

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John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875) was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. He represented Kentucky in both houses of Congress and became the 14th and youngest-ever vice president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and served in the U.S. Senate during the outbreak of the American Civil War, but was expelled after joining the Confederate Army. He was appointed Confederate secretary of war in 1865. Breckinrid...

King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853

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William Rufus DeVane King (April 7, 1786 – April 18, 1853) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 13th vice president of the United States for six weeks in 1853 before his death. Earlier he had been elected as a U.S. representative from North Carolina and a senator from Alabama. He also served as minister to France during the reign of King Louis Philippe I. A Democrat, he was a Unionist and his contemporaries considered him to be a moderate on the issues of sectionalism, slavery ...

Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864

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George Mifflin Dallas (July 10, 1792 – December 31, 1864) was an American politician and diplomat who served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1828 to 1829 and as the 11th vice president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. The son of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas, George Dallas attended elite preparatory schools before embarking on a legal career. He served as the private secretary to Albert Gallatin and worked for the Treasury Department and the Second Bank of the United Stat...

Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1780-1850

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Richard Mentor Johnson (October 17, 1780 – November 19, 1850) was a politician and the ninth vice president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He is the only vice president elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson also represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate; he began and ended his political career in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Johnson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1806 in the...

Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825

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Daniel D. Tompkins (June 21, 1774 – June 11, 1825) was an American politician. He was the fourth governor of New York from 1807 to 1817, and the sixth vice president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Born in Scarsdale, New York, Tompkins practiced law in New York City after graduating from Columbia College. He was a delegate to the 1801 New York constitutional convention and served on the New York Supreme Court from 1804 to 1807. In 1807, he defeated incumbent Morgan Lewis to become the...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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Elbridge Thomas Gerry (July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American politician and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from March 1813 until his death in November 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after Gerry. Born into a wealthy merchant family, Gerry vocally opposed British colonial policy in the 1760s and was active in the early stages of organizing the re...

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and statesman, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A prominent Democratic-Republican, Clinton served as the fourth vice president of the United States from 1805 until his death in 1812. He also served as governor of New York from 1777 to 1795 and from 1801 to 1804. Along with John C. Calhoun, he is one of two vice presidents to hold office under two presidents. Clinton served in the French and Ind...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805. His role in helping form the nation, however, would be overshadowed when he killed fellow Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel. The duel led to the collapse of Burr's political career and tarnished his legacy in American history. Burr was born t...

Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801

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Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, second son of renowned Lutheran pastor Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1750. Sent with his brothers Peter and Henry to the University of Halle, Germany, in 1763, Frederick returned to America in 1770 and was ordained a Lutheran minister. On October 15, 1771, Frederick married Catherine Schaeffer, the daughter of wealthy Philadelphia sugar refiner David Schaeffer. Frederick served congregations in the area of Scha...

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809

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Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (March 26, 1740 – August 7, 1809) was an American politician who served as the 20th governor of Connecticut and the second Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Trumbull was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the second son of Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (the eventual Governor of Connecticut) and his wife Faith Robinson, daughter of Rev. John Robinson. Trumbull graduated from Harvard College in 1759, and gave the valedictory address when he received his master's de...

Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813

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Theodore Sedgwick (May 9, 1746 – January 24, 1813) was an American attorney, politician and jurist, who served in elected state government and as a Delegate to the Continental Congress, a U.S. Representative, and a United States Senator from Massachusetts. He served as the fourth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1802 and served there the rest of his life. Born in West Hartford in the Connecticut Colony, Sedg...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...

Bell, John, 1796-1869

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John Bell was one of antebellum Tennessee's most prominent politicians and an acknowledged leader of the state's Whig Party. The son of a farmer and blacksmith, Bell was born in Davidson County and graduated from Cumberland College in 1814. After his admission to the bar in 1816, he opened a law practice in Franklin in Williamson County. A year later, his political career began with his election to the state Senate, but he declined to seek reelection after one term. Perhaps because he recognized...

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Howell Cobb (September 7, 1815-October 9, 1868) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as congressman (1843-51; 1855-57), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1849-51), governor of Georgia (1851-53), and secretary of the treasury (1857-60). Following Georgia's secession from the Union in 1861, he served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army. Cobb was born in Jefferson County on September 7, 1815, the eldest ...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Schuyler Colfax Jr. (March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district as a member of the anti-slavery Indiana People's Party in 1854, Colfax joined the Republican Party during his first term. He served as ...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Simon Cameron was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania in 1799, to Charles Cameron (d. January 16, 1814) and his wife Martha McLaughlin (d. abt. November 10, 1830). Cameron was the third of five sons; and had three younger sisters. One story claimed that Cameron was orphaned at nine, and later apprenticed to a printer, Andrew Kennedy, editor of the Northumberland Gazette before entering the field of journalism. If Cameron were apprenticed to Kennedy at age nine (~1808) for a then-standard period of ...

Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937

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Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer, Georgist, politician, and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915. As U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921, Baker presided over the United States Army during World War I. Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Baker established a legal practice in Cleveland after graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He became progressive Democratic ally of...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

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William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 18...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio to Charles Robert Sherman and his wife, Mary Hoyt Sherman, the eighth of their 11 children. John Sherman's grandfather, Taylor Sherman, a Connecticut lawyer and judge, first visited Ohio in the early nineteenth century, gaining title to several parcels of land before returning to Connecticut. After Taylor's death in 1815, his son Charles, newly married to Mary Hoyt, moved the family west to Ohio. Several other Sherman relatives soon followed, and Charles becam...

Vinson, Fred M. (Frederick Moore), 1890-1953

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Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was an American Democratic politician who served the United States in all three branches of government. The most prominent member of the Vinson political family, he was the 53rd United States Secretary of the Treasury and the 13th Chief Justice of the United States. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, he pursued a legal career and served in the United States Army during World War I. After the war, he served as the Commonwealth's Attorney ...

Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967

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John Nance Garner was born on November 22, 1868, in post-Civil War Texas. He grew up in a log cabin at Blossom Prairie in Red River County in Northeast Texas. His father, John Nance Garner III, came to Texas from Tennessee, served in the Confederate army, and settled after the war in Red River County. The elder Garner became a successful cotton farmer and local politician in his home county. Garner's mother, Sarah Guest Garner, the daughter of a banker, encouraged her son's education. The young ...

Bridges, H. Styles (Henry Styles), 1898-1961

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Henry Styles Bridges (September 9, 1898 – November 26, 1961) was an American teacher, editor, and Republican Party politician from Concord, New Hampshire. He served one term as the 63rd Governor of New Hampshire before a twenty-four-year career in the United States Senate. Bridges was born in West Pembroke, Maine, the son of Alina Roxanna (Fisher) and Earle Leopold Bridges. He attended the public schools in Maine. Bridges attended the University of Maine at Orono until 1918. From 1918 he held...

Mckinley, William, 1843-1901

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President William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. He was beginning his second term as President after winning the election in 1900. On Sept. 5, 1901 he and his wife were attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York when he was shot by as assassin waiting in line to shake his hand. After being attended by physicians, he was resting at the exposition's director's home in Buffalo, NY. He seemed to be recovering when his condition rapidly worsened on Sept. 14th. P...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Stetson, John B.

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Maund, John James

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Brooke, Robert

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Epithet: Governor of St. Helena British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000087 Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x00005c Epithet: junior British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x00005e ...

John Swift

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Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885

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George Henry Preble was born 25 February 1816 Portland ME. He was elected a member of NEHGS in 1866 and became a life member in 1869. He died 1 March 1885 Brookline MA [memoir in Memorial Biographies 8:206]. From the description of George Henry Preble Papers, 1791-1873. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50057646 U.S. Navy officer and author; b. in Portland, Me. From the description of George Henry Preble memorandum book, 1859 and un...

Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Joseph Gales, Esq., 1830 Sept. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609817 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, 1797 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610680 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, possibly to Judge John Lowell, 1791 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609819 Otis's career included terms as a judge of ...

Charles Parker

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George Roberts

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Capt. James Tisdale's company

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Reynells

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Montagu, Charles-Greville, Lord, 1741-1784

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Colonial governor of South Carolina, 1766-1769. From the description of Charles Greville Montagu papers, c. 1766-1767. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30846415 ...

Jacob Schaeffer.

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Mrs Walter Dormitzer

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Frank Basil Tracy

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Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879

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American essayist and poet. From the description of The buccaneer : autograph manuscript copy of a fragment of the poem signed : Boston, 1865 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 557604082 From the description of Sonnet: to a garden-flower sent to me by a lady and Song: I saw her once : autograph manuscript copies of two poems signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mr. & ...

Nicholas Jones

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Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775

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Warren was President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress; three weeks after this letter he was killed at Bunker Hill. From the description of ALS, 1775 May 25 : Watertown, to [Committee of Correspondence]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14040204 Warren was a Boston physician who in 1770 became involved with the Sons of Liberty who protested the British presence in Massachusetts. He was involved with the Committee of Correspondence and was respon...

James H. McCulloch

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Bartram Galbreath

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Comte de Menon

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Charles W. Butter

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Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853

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Mahlon Dickerson (April 17, 1770 - October 5, 1853) was an American judge and politician. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as well as United States Senator from that state. He was twice appointed Secretary of the Navy - under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren. From the description of Document, May 26, 1837. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168849 Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 17...

Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909

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Andrew Craigie

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Huntington, Joshua

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Nelson, William, 1711-1772

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William Nelson was the son of Thomas Nelson who arrived in Yorktown, Va., from England in 1705. Thomas was a successful merchant whose business concerns passed to his son William upon his death. William operated a sizeable business both retail and wholesale. His main store was located on Main Street in Yorktown. Others were located on the waterfront. In addition to being a successful merchant, William was a prominent leader in Virginia politics. As President of the Governor's Council, Nelson ser...

Benjamin Lincoln

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Speed, James, 1812-1887

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James Speed was a friend and advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln appointed him attorney general in 1864 and he supported Lincoln's moderate treatment of the southern states until Lincoln's death. He then became a radical republican who was a critic of Andrew Johnson. From the description of Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49236177 Louisville lawyer, state legislator, politician, and U.S. attorney general. ...

Adams, Samuel, d. 1819

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William Moultrie.

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Payne, John Barton, 1855-1935

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John Barton Payne, a lawyer, was born in Pruntytown, W. Va. 26 January 1855. He was admitted to the bar in 1876. He practiced law in Preston County, W. Va. before moving to Chicago where he practiced 1883-1893. He was judge of the Superior Court, Cook County, Ill. 1893-1898, Secretary of the Interior 1920-1921 and chairman of the American Red Cross. His paintings and monetary gift were the impetus behind the founding of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Barton died in 1935. From the ...

Sullivan, James, 1744-1808

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Continental Congressman, anti-Federalist, governor of Massachusetts, founder of Massachusetts Historical Society. From the description of ALS, 1789 June 28 : Boston, to Elbridge Gerry. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13986996 Attorney general of Massachusetts (1790-1807). From the description of James Sullivan autograph letter signed, 1798. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71130492 Continental Congressman, g...

Sumner, Increase, 1746-1799

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Governor of Massachusetts, 1797-l799. From the description of Letters received, 1797-1799. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14707254 Legislator, judge, and governor of Massachusetts, 1797-1799. From the description of Letter received by Increase Sumner, 1799. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 231762677 ...

Porter, James Madison, 1793-1862

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1824. Set in motion legal measures to establish Lafyette College 1826. Elected president of the Board of Trustees. From the description of [Correspondence/James M. Porter, Harriet Porter, et al.]. 1813-1867. (Lafayette College). WorldCat record id: 7390823 ...

Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822

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Naval officer. From the description of Thomas Truxtun papers, 1795-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982506 From the description of Papers of Thomas Truxtun, 1796-1885 (bulk 1796-1823). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293476 American naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cranberry Place, to Aaron Ogden, 1809 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573395 From the description of ALS : Baltimore, to James McHenry...

William Learned Marey

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William McAdams

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Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Livingston, Robert R., 1718-1775

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Livingston was a prominent landholder and Whig politician in New York State. His father (1688-1775) was also named Robert, as was his son (1746-1813), another prominent politican and 1st Chancellor of New York (1777-1801). From the description of [Letter] 1773 Dec. 2, Claremont, [New York to] Sir / Robt R. Livingston. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259482513 ...

Carson

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Frankland W. L. Miler

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S. Stringer

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John Bowie

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John Read

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Sarah Adams

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Thomas Seymour

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Woodhull, Nathaniel, 1722-1776

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Pres. N.Y. Provincial Congress, and soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Harlem, to Col. Josiah Smith, 1776 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584011 ...

Colby, Anthony, 1792-1873

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Thomas Wharton

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Harmon, Judson, 1846-1927

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Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908

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Wisconsin law professor and Civil War lieutenant colonel who was appointed Postmaster-General by President Cleveland in 1885 and then in December, 1887, was transferred to the Department of the Interior. From the description of Letter, March 29, 1888. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 56089358 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armis...

Nathanael Greene

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Timothy Bedel

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Freeman, Samuel, 1745-1831

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Welcome Arnold

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Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878

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U.S. secretary of war, U.S. senator and representative of Louisiana, and Confederate army officer. From the description of Charles Magill Conrad appointment, 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456101 Lawyer; member of U.S. Congress; Secretary of War under President Fillmore. From the description of Letters, 1848-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878741 American lawyer and statesman; Secretary of War. From the descript...

Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851

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Charleston and Georgetown, S.C. attorney, plantation owner, and politician. Poinsett served as the U.S. Secretary of War under President Martin Van Buren from 1837 to 1841. From the description of Letters, 1837-1839. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522812 U.S. diplomat and secretary of war. An amateur of natural history, he imported and cultivated the Mexican flower named in his honor, and was one of the founders in 1840 of the National Institu...

Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830

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American legislator; Governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Wigwam" [Amelia County, Va.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1823 May 4 and Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589278 Virginia governor and U.S. senator and congressman. From the description of Letter : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136167 William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–...

Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

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Editor, army officer, and businessman. From the description of Papers of Lewis Nicola, 1777-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452337 ...

T. J. W. Kean

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Cary, Richard, active 1601

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Gibbons, James, d. 1835

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Frye, Joseph, 1712-1794

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Renowned military leader from colonial Maine; obtained the rank of general in the Massachusetts militia after serving in King George's War and the French and Indian War; the town of Fryeburg, Me., was named for him. From the description of Joseph Frye letters, 1757 July 21-22. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 455550381 Colonial militia officer and Continental army officer. From the description of Journal of Joseph Frye, 1757. (Unknown). Wor...

McKennan, Thomas McKean Thompson, 1794-1852

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William Peck.

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Smith, F

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Epithet: Clerk to the Jamaica Assembly British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001199.0x00033b ...

Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936

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Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965

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Grew was a U.S. diplomat and author. He was attached to embassies in Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and Austria (1904-1916); secretary-general to the U.S. delegation at the Paris Peace Conference; minister to Denmark (1920) and to Switzerland (1921-1923); negotiator at the Lausanne Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923); under secretary of state (1924-1927, 1944-1945); ambassador to Turkey (1927-1932) and to Japan (1932-1941); special assistant to the secretary of state (1942); and dire...

Charles Townshend, 2d viscount Townshend

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Christian Archibald Herter

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Cilley, Joseph, 1734-1799

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Mrs Archibald Hopkins

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Franklin Pierce

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Landon Carter

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Jasper Yeates

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Virgil Maxcy

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Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915

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Benjamin F. Tracy, a lawyer, served as Secretary of the Navy, 1889-1893, where he presided over the development of the Modern Navy and the increase in the number of battleships and the formation of a naval reserve. He resumed his law practice in New York in 1893 and died there in 1915. From the description of Naval order, July 18, 1889. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 729740231 From the description of Signature, 1890. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 1797421...

Belknap, William Worth, 1829-1890

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William Worth Belknap was born in Newburgh, New York on September 22, 1829, the son of career soldier William G. Belknap and Anne (Clark) Belknap. Belknap's father had fought with distinction in the War of 1812, Florida War, and Mexican–American War. Belknap attended the local schools in Newburgh, and graduated from Princeton University in 1848. In addition to attending Princeton with Hiester Clymer, the Democratic Congressman who later led the investigation into Belknap's War Department corrupt...

Harvey, Matthew, 1781-1866

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Derrick Romeyk

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Chambers, James, d. 1805

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Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802

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Morgan was a frontiersman who prospered as a Virginia farmer. His military career began when he served as Captain of one of the two Virginia rifle companies, and led Arnold's march to Quebec (1775). He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1780, serving until July, 1781 when he retired to "Saratoga," his estate near Winchester, Va. He commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, and was elected to the Fifth Congress as a Federalist representing Virginia. From ...

Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935

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Lawyer, municipal reformer, and cabinet officer. From the description of Papers of Walter L. Fisher, 1879-1936 (bulk 1909-1919). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84920409 Fisher was Secretary of the Interior, 1911-1913. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June 4. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 79832142 From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June...

Barton, William, 1748-1831

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William Barton, the son of Gilbert Barton of Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, entered the Continental Army in 1776 as an ensign. He was promoted in the First Regiment of New Jersey, from first lieutenant to quartermaster and then captain. While serving as first lieutenant he partook in General John Sullivan's expedition against the Iroquois in the Wyoming and Susquehanna valleys in 1779. He was discharged from the Continental Army at the end of the war. From the ...

Poor, Thomas

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Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940

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Cortelyou was born in New York City to Rose (née Seary) and Peter Crolius Cortelyou, Jr. He was part of an old New Netherland family whose immigrant ancestor, Jacques Cortelyou, arrived in 1652. He was educated at public schools in Brooklyn, the Nazareth Hall Military Academy in Pennsylvania, and the Hempstead Institute on Long Island. At 20, Cortelyou received a BA degree from Westfield Normal School, now Westfield State University, a teacher's college in Westfield, Massachusetts. He graduat...

Richmond, Chris.

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New, Harry S. (Harry Stewart), 1858-1937

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Stewart, John A., R.N.

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Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Letters of Littleton Waller Tazewell [manuscript], 1795-1836. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816521 U.S. senator from Virginia, 1824-1832; governor of Virginia, 1834-1836. From the description of AL (draft), [1829 Feb.], Washington, D.C., to Andrew Jackson. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506931 Governor of Virginia; United States Senator. From the descri...

Peek, Joseph.

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Charles Brown

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Baron Friedrich von Steuben

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Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770

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Governor of New Hampshire, 1741-1767. From the description of Instructions, 1741 Sept. 10. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926277 Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter, 1749 April 15, Portsmouth, to the New Hampshire General Assembly. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174141871 Colonial governor and legislator of New Hampshire. From the description of Instructions of Benning Wentwor...

Samuel A. Christie

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Elisha Boudinot

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D. D. Tumpkins

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Martin, Noah.

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Ethel Meyer

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Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945

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Detroit industrialist, assistant secretary and secretary of the Navy (1908), U.S. Senator (1919-1922), treasurer of the Detroit Steel and Spring Co., and director of Peoples State Bank, Packard Motor Car Co., and Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. From the description of Truman Handy Newberry papers, 1879-1936. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55791991 ...

Mrs. Arnold

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Buckman, John.

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Goodwin, Ichabod, 1794-1882

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Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813

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Talbot, a naval officer, was a captain in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution, a New York congressman (1792-1795) and commander of Santo Domingo station (1799-1800). From the description of Papers, 1778-1806. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556399 From the guide to the Silas Talbot papers, 1778-1806., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Silas Talbot was born in Dighton, Bristol County, Mass., January 11, 1751;...

John and Daniel Murray

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Newton, John

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McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806

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Army officer and delegate to U.S. Continental Congress form Georgia. From the description of Letters of Lachlan McIntosh, 1777-1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454519 Lachlan McIntosh (1725-1806), Army General, married Sarah Threadcraft McIntosh. From the description of Lachlan McIntosh family papers, 1755-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477289 Lachlan McIntosh (1725-1806), Revolutionary War brigadier general and delegate from Georgia to the...

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

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Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1822 and earned degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School before starting a career as a lawyer in Cincinnati. Hayes served as a major general in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1864. Hayes then was elected Governor of Ohio and later served one term as President of the United States (1877-1881) before retiring to his home in Fremont, Ohio, where he died in 1893.President of the Uni...

Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853

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Mahlon Dickerson (April 17, 1770 - October 5, 1853) was an American judge and politician. He was elected Governor of New Jersey as well as United States Senator from that state. He was twice appointed Secretary of the Navy - under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren. From the description of Document, May 26, 1837. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168849 Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 17...

Bradstreet, Simon, 1603-1697

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Simon Bradstreet (1603-1697), Governor of Massachusetts, 1679-1686 and 1689-1692. From the description of Document, 1679. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417153 Simon Bradstreet was an English colonial administrator and businessman who spent some 20 years in Massachusetts Bay Colony including some years as the royal governor. He was married to Anne Bradstreet who is noted as the first American female poet to have her works published. From the descriptio...

Ephraim Kirby

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Bowler, Metcalf, approximately 1726-1789

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Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878

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U.S. secretary of war, U.S. senator and representative of Louisiana, and Confederate army officer. From the description of Charles Magill Conrad appointment, 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456101 Lawyer; member of U.S. Congress; Secretary of War under President Fillmore. From the description of Letters, 1848-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878741 American lawyer and statesman; Secretary of War. From the descript...

Contes

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Livingston, William Smith.

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Wickliffe, Charles Anderson, 1788-1869,

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Henry Waggeman

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Roosevelt, Henry Latrobe, 1879-1936

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Tayler, John, 1742-1829

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Merchant, state legislator, and lieutenant governor of New York. From the description of Certificate of John Tayler, 1784 February 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981241 Merchant in Albany, and acting governor of New York. From the description of Daybook, 1776-1777. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774792 Agent to the New York state commissioners of Indian affairs from 1788, state senator, lieutenant governo...

Charles Jervis

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Samuel Davidson

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R. H. Pruyn

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Hubbard, S. D. (Samuel Dickinson), 1799-1855

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Samuel Hubbard was the Honorary Curator of Archaeology of the Oakland Museum in the 1920s. He was also the leader of the Doheny Scientific Expedition to Havasu Canyon in 1924. From the description of Their fighting ancestors, 1927. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446516 ...

Thomas, Jefferson

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The head of the family, Philip Barraud was the son of Daniel Barraud of Norfolk, Va. Born 8 October 1757. Served as a surgeon in the American Revolution. Moved to Williamsburg in 1782. Married Ann Blaws Hansford in 1783. Moved back to Norfolk in 1799 to accept position as head of Marine Hospital in Norfolk. Died 26 November 1830. From the guide to the Barraud Family Papers, 1779-1904., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) ...

Trapier, Paul, 1749-1778

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Mrs Grannell E. Knox

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M. R. Hutchison

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Fitzhugh, Peregrine.

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Eli Samuel Parker

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Levi Sheftall.

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Wentworth, John, 1737-1820

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Governor of the New Hampshire Colony and loyalist. From the description of Marriage license of John Wentworth, 1774 June 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981478 ...

Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856

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Biographical note: American lawyer and politician; served as U.S. Senator (1818-1829), U.S. Secretary of War (1829-1831), governor of Florida (1834-1836), and U.S. minister to Spain (1836-1840). Alexander Macomb (1782-1841) was commanding general of the U.S. Army from 1828 to 1841. From the description of Letter to General Macomb, 1829-1829. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 48433475 Tennessee state representative, 1815-1816; Tennes...

Lansing, John, 1754-1829

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Lansing was serving as Chancellor of New York at this time. He had served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, but withdrew in opposition. From the description of ADS, 1804 April 26 : Albany. Deed. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17437247 Lansing was a New York lawyer. He was a member of the U. S. Constitutional Convention, but did not sign the U. S. Constitution. He served as Chancellor of New York (1801-1814). ...

Daniel Graham

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Goodell, D. H.

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Murdock, William

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Blair, John, 1687-1771

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John Blair served as president of the Council and acting governor of Virginia from the time Governor Dinwiddie left Virginia in January 1758 until Governor Fauquier arrived in June of that year. He returned to that capacity after Fauquier's death in March 1768, serving until the arrival of Lord Botetourt in October. From the guide to the Land Grant to Samuel Lusk, 1768 July 20, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) President of the [Virginia] C...

Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937

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Lawyer and politician Frank Billings Kellogg was born in New York, and raised in Minnesota. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a long career in public service as city attorney of Rochester, Minnesota. He served as president of the American Bar Association, and as United States Senator from Minnesota and Ambassador to Great Britain. While serving as Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of State, he co-authored the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris, outlawing war an...

Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), 1876-

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Frederick Myers Dearborn (1876-1960), who formed this collection, was a dermatologist of New York City. From the description of Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana : Part III: The Civil War and the Union, 1804-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84192475 From the description of Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana : Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCa...

Harriman, Walter, 1817-1884

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Tufts, James Arthur, 1855-

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Hunter, William.

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P. H. Watson

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Kleazar McComb.

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Edwards, Templer & Co.

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Richard Montgomery

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William Walter Phelpa.

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William Harmond

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Handley, G.

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Jones, William, 1760-1831

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U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. representative, Pennsylvania, and secretary of the Bank of the United States. From the description of Letter and portrait of William Jones, 1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423739 Benjamin Franklin Bache, the grandson of Benjamin Franklin, worked as a printer and journalist. From the guide to the Benjamin Franklin Bache papers, 1779-1793, 1779-1793, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Van Rensselaer, Robert, d. 1802

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E. M. Clyner

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Wharton, William F.

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Yates, John V. N. (John Van Ness), 1779-1839

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John Van Ness Yates practiced law in Albany, N. Y., and served in the New York legislature and as New York Secretary of State (1818-1826). From the description of Letter, 1823. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007463 ...

Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857

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James C. Dobbin (1814-1857) of Fayetteville, N.C., was a lawyer, state legislator, and secretary of the United States Navy under President Pierce. From the guide to the James C. Dobbin Letters, ., 1852-1856, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Dobbin was Secretary of the Navy, 1853-1857, and helped to reorganize the Navy. From the description of Letter, September 6, 1853. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id:...

Crane, John, 1744-1805

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Stone, John Hawkins.

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Barton, Thomas

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Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x00037d Epithet: Merchant at Bordeaux British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x000379 Epithet: of Add MS 29498 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x00037a Epithet: Reverend; of Pen...

Drayton, John, 1766-1822

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Planter, lawyer, author, artist, and botanist of Charleston County, S.C.; S.C. Governor, 1800-1802 and 1808-1810; S.C. Lieut. Governor, 1798-1800; member of S.C. Senate, 1804-1809; member of S.C. House, 1792-1795 and 1798-1799; son of William Henry Drayton (1742-1779) and Dorothy Golightly Drayton; husband of Hester Rose Tidyman Drayton (d. 1816); father of seven children. From the description of John Drayton papers, 1757-1943. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 4367...

Randolph, Beverley, 1755-1797

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Bradford, William, 1755-1795

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U.S. attorney general, lawyer, and jurist. From the description of William Bradford papers, 1772-1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452642 William Bradford, Princeton Class of 1772, was a Continental officer and second Attorney General of the United States. From the description of A common-place book, 1770. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 49366702 American jurist, attorney general of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Attorney General. ...

John Lee

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W. E. Norvell

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Nathaniel Green Jr.

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Gibson, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 4284 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x000335 Epithet: nightman, of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x000333 Epithet: Dean of Down British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x00032e Epithet: of Sloane MS 1...

John R. Livingston

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Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948

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Josephus Daniels, son of Josephus and Mary (Cleves) Daniels, was born in Washington, North Carolina, May 18, 1862. He attended the Wilson Collegiate Institute. On May 2, 1888, he married Addie W. Bagley. At the age of eighteen, he was editor of the "Wilson Advance"; admitted to the bar in 1885; state printer for North Carolina, 1887-1893; chief clerk, Department of the Interior, 1893-1895; editor of the "Raleigh State Chronicle", 1885; editor of the "Raleigh State News and Observer", 1894-1919; ...

G. F. Gordon

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Erskine, William

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Epithet: of Add MS 32776 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000237 Epithet: Lieutenant-General Title: 1st Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000249 ...

Scott, Charles, ca. 1739-1813.

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American soldier; gov. of Kentucky. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Petersburg, to General Lincoln, 1780 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634213 American solider; gov. of Kentucky. From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p.], 1782 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634774 ...

Moore, William, ca. 1735-1793.

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Moore was president of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council in 1782. From the description of ALS, 1782 May 7 : Philadelphia, to Governor [William] Livingston, Trenton, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13791278 ...

Pomeroy, Seth, 1706-1777

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Patriot, of Northampton, Mass. From the description of Receipt, 1758 July 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979127 Blacksmith and patriot, of Northampton, Mass. From the description of Account book, 1737 Mar. 29-1751 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979133 ...

Hitchcock, Frank H. (Frank Harris), 1867-1935

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U.S. postmaster general, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and newspaper publisher From the description of Frank H. Hitchcock papers, 1905-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980118 ...

Brown, Jonathan

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Epithet: of Egerton Ch 7854 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x0002a2 ...

Warrington, Lewis, 1782-1851.

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Alfred V. Bliss

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Gerardus Bancker

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Governor William Greene

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Arthur F. Gothold

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Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

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Senator from Penna. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Whitelaw Reid, 1878 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133624 James Donald Cameron was born in Middletown, Pennsylvania in 1833. He was president of the Northern Central Railroad from 1863 to 1874. Cameron served as Secretary of War in 1876 to 1877 and as Pennsylvania Senator from 1877 to 1897. He died in 1918. From the description of Letter to Henry J. Gensler, 1885, S...

Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896

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William Learned Mercy

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Meng, Christopher

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Bayard, William, 1764-1826

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Blair, John, 1732-1800.

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American judge, delegate from Virginia to the Constitutional Convention and associate justice on the Supreme Court from 1789-1796. From the description of Receipt, 1793 March 2. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203791 John Blair, the writer of this letter was a Virginian legal scholar, educated at the College of William and Mary and studied law at London's Middle Temple. He was a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (1787) and serv...

G. B. Loucks

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Moses Little

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William Pepperrell

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Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946

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Four page letter written by Harlan Fiske Stone to Judge Groner. Stone describes his vacation in Franconia, NH and compares it with an earlier vacation spent in Colorado Springs, CO. From the description of Letter : Peckett's On-Sugar-Hill, Franconia, NH to Judge Groner, 1943 August 16. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 31855921 U.S. attorney general, associate and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and educator. From the description of Harlan F...

Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946

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Curtis Hidden Page was an American educator and translator born in Greenwood, Missouri, in 1870. The Pages trace their roots back to some of the founding members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, including Gov. John Winthrop. Page graduated from Harvard University in 1892 with a doctorate in English Literature and a concentration in French. He taught French and English at Harvard for fifteen years. In 1911, after a brief stint at Columbia and Northwestern Universities, Page became a ...

Kenneth Douglas McKeller

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Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908

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Redfield Proctor was Secretary of War, 1888-1891. He also served as Governor and Senator from Vermont. George Crook was a Major-general in the army. From the description of TLS, 1889 September 21 : Washington, D.C. to George Crook. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 18501204 Redfield Proctor (1831-1908) was commissioned quartermaster of the 3rd Vermont Regiment June 19, 1861, was promoted to major of the 5th Vermont Regiment September 25, 1861, resigned July 11...

Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932

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American mineralogist and gem expert, Vice-President of Tiffany & Co. (1879- ), U.S. Geological Survey special agent (1883-1909), President of the New York Mineralogical Club. From the description of Papers, 1879-1932. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 18538661 From the description of Papers, 1879-1932 [microform]. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 41124182 George Frederick Kunz, A.M., Ph.D., Sc.D, (1856-1932), was...

Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1826

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Ashe, John, 1720?-1781

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Major General in Revolutionary War. From the description of John Ashe biography, undated [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 22979242 John Ashe (1720-1781) was a Major General in the Revolutionary War. He was the son of John Baptista Ashe, and was also the Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1762-1765. From the guide to the John Ashe Biography, ., undated, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

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In January 1789 the Connecticut General Assembly appointed Samuel Parsons, legislator and revolutionary major-general, and James Davenport, lawyer and judge, as commissioners to purchase Indian land titles held in the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to his excellency Governor [Samuel] Huntington, 1789 Apr. 6. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 39287161 Army officer. From the description of Orderly books of Samuel H...

David Porter

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Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891

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U.S. representative from Virginia and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Alexander H. Stuart papers, 1790-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980828 U.S. Representative from Virginia; Secretary of the Interior under Milliard Fillmore; Virginia State Senator and Delegate; Rector of the University of Virginia. From the description of Letters from Alexander H.H. Stuart, 1839-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52598006 ...

J. M Thomas

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Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

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John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.]. From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747 Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virgi...

McDowell, James, 1796-1851

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Sr. Gardoqui

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Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881

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Samuel Bulkley Ruggles (1800-1881) was a lawyer, public servant and real estate developer in New York City. He actively promoted public works such as the Croton Aqueduct system to bring water to New York City. As Canal Commissioner, 1839-1858, he worked to improve the Erie Canal system. He also served as a trustee of Columbia College and the Astor Library From the guide to the Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Lyndon, Josias.

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Swearingen, Joseph.

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Morton, J. Sterling (Julius Sterling), 1832-1902

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Governor of Nebraska. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Worthington C. Ford, 1895 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613068 U.S. secretary of agriculture, Nebraska secretary of state and agriculturalist. From the description of Papers of J. Sterling Morton, 1844-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068087 United States Secretary of Agriculture under President Cleveland and originator of Arbor Day. ...

John Baptiste Macarty

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Key, David McKendree, 1824-1900

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David McKendree Key was a lawyer, Confederate officer, United States Senator, United States Postmaster General, and judge of Chattanooga, Tenn. From the guide to the David McKendree Key Papers, 1839-1901, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Lawyer, Confederate officer, U.S. Senator, U.S. Postmaster General, and judge of Chattanooga, Tenn. From the description of David McKendree Key papers, 1839-1901. WorldCat re...

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

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Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

Alden, Roger

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Ward, Joseph

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Epithet: of Skipton British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0002e7 ...

N. F. Williams

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King, Horatio, 1811-1897

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Horatio King (1811-1897) was a federal government official and attorney. He served as Assistant Postmaster General from 1854 to 1861, and then briefly as Postmaster General in 1861. From the description of Horatio King letter, 1855 December 18. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 152030698 From the guide to the Horatio King letter, 18 December 1855, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American lawyer and politician. From the description of Aut...

Thomas E. Wills

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Barber, Francis, 1751-1783

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Weston, James A. (James Augustus), 1838-1905

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James Augustus Weston, 1838-1905, confederate officer, clergyman, and author, born in Hyde County, N.C. From the description of James A. Weston papers, 1889-1894 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 45772562 James Augustus Weston, 1838-1905, was a confederate officer, clergyman, author, and a native of Hyde County, N.C. From the guide to the James A. Weston Papers, ., 1889-1894, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

G. Rance

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Chandler, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-

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George Bancroft

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Skinner, Cortland.

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Bowdoin, James

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Colleton, C. S.

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Guild, Curtis, 1860-1915

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Worth, William Jenkins, 1794-1849

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of William Jenkins Worth, 1838-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80699218 Born in Hudson, N.Y. During the War of 1812, served as an aide to Winfield Scott, and participated in the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane. Given command of the 8th Infantry Regiment in 1838, with rank as colonel. From the description of W. J. Worth letter : Buffalo, to Gov. Marcy, 1838 Feb. 25. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id...

Hurley, Patrick J. (Patrick Jay), 1883-1963

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N. B. Boileau

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Joseph Pettingill.

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Daniel Clark

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Eugene W. Shipley

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Bell, Samuel, 1770-1850

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Bell was a member of Dartmouth College, Class of 1793. From the description of Papers, 1802-1832. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 122477220 Lawyer, governor, and U.S. senator from New Hampshire. From the description of Papers of Samuel Bell and Samuel Dana Bell, 1722-1888. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70961426 ...

Dinwiddie, Robert, 1690-1770

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Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800

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Charles Stewart (1729-1800) was the Commissary General of Issues, Continental Army and delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey. Charles Samuel Stewart (1795-1870) was Senior Chaplain, U.S. Navy. Charles Seaforth Stewart (1823-1904) was Colonel, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1768-1877. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556351 From the guide to the Papers, 1768-1877., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard Unive...

Weedon, George, 1730? -1790

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Fairchild, Charles S. (Charles Stebbins), 1842-1924

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U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Charles S. Fairchild papers, 1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452649 ...

Crowninshield, Benjamin Williams, 1772-1851

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Benjamin Williams Crowninshield (December 27, 1772 - February 3, 1851) served as the United States Secretary of the Navy between 1815 and 1818, during the administrations of Presidents James Madison and James Monroe. From the description of Letter, April 20, 1815. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168831 Banker, U.S. secretary of the Navy, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Benjamin Williams Crowninshield correspondence, ...

J. A. Smith

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Theodore O'Hara

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Badger, George Edmund, 1795-1866

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George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C. From the description of George Edmund Badger papers, 1827-1864. WorldCat record id: 22979255 From the guide to the George Edmund Badger Papers, 1827-1864, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) American jurist; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1841; U.S. Senator from North Carolina 1846-1855. From the gu...

Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.). From the description of Papers, 1786-1932. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490792 From the description of Letters, 1835-1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32410179 John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863) was born September 10, 1787. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807. In 1809 he became the Attorney-General for the Illinois Territory. During the Wa...

Read, George C. (George Campbell), 1787-1862

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Read was CO, East India Squadron (1840), Africa Squadron (1846), and Mediterranean Squadron (1855). From the description of Letter, January 22, 1848. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46357742 Epithet: Captain of the USS 'Constellation' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x000083 George Campbell Read (1787-1862) was an officer in the U.S. Navy. From the description of...

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856

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John Macpherson Berrien was an eloquent lawyer, a U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during U.S. president Andrew Jackson's administration. Berrien County, created in south Georgia in 1856, is named for him. From the description of Berrien, John letters, 1796-1799. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 268674733 Georgia resident (Savannah) and U.S. senator. From the description of Letters, 1820-1852. (Duke University Library). Worl...

Hamilton, James, 1749-1835

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Title: Duke of Hamilton and Brandon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001299.0x0000cf The Presbyterian minister James Hamilton was born in Paisley on 27 November 1814. He was educated by a tutor at home, and then he studied at Glasgow University where he graduated in 1835. In 1836 he began studies at Edinburgh University with the intention of entering the Church. Hamilton was licensed as a Minister in the Church ...

Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817

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Lawyer; U.S. district attorney for eastern Pennsylvania, 1801-1814; secretary of the Treasury, 1814-1816. From the description of AL (draft), [ca. 1811 Aug.], Philadelphia, to [Caesar Augustus Rodney?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524906 From the description of AL, [ca. 1809 Nov.], Philadelphia, to Albert Gallatin. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585765 U.S. secretary of the treasury, lawyer, and author. ...

Hall, Nathan Kelsey, 1810-1874

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U.S. postmaster general, U.S. representative from New York, lawyer, and jurist. From the description of Appointments of Nathan Kelsey Hall, 1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450716 Born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N.Y.; moved to Wales, Erie County, N.Y. in 1826. Became a clerk and student in Millard Fillmore's law office in Aurora. Held many positions in local government between 1830 and 1840. Entered into law partnership with Fillmore and Solomon G. Haven in 1836. A...

John Litle

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Delbeck

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White, John, d. 1779

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John Tyler

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Glynn, Martin Henry, 1871-1924

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Journalist and politician; Governor of New York State, 1913-1914. From the description of Papers, 1913-1924. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 85821850 Martin Henry Glynn (1871-1924) was an American politician and Democrat. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1899 and served one term as the representative of the 20th District of New York. He later served as New York State Comptroller (1907-1908) and Lieutenant Governor (1912). Glynn then became Gove...

Badger, William, 1779-1852

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Davidson, William Lee

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William Shaw

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Bird Wilbur Baldwin

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Hillhouse, James, 1754-1832

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George Atkinson

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Col. John Lamb's

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John Mason

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Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885

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Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 – November 25, 1885) was an American politician and lawyer from Indiana who served as the 16th governor of Indiana from 1873 to 1877 and the 21st vice president of the United States from March to November 1885. Hendricks represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives (1851–55) and the U.S. Senate (1863–69). He also represented Shelby County, Indiana, in the Indiana General Assembly (1848–50) and as a delegate to the 1851 Indiana constitutiona...

Howard, Martin, d. 1781

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Andrew Huntington

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Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

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American painter of historical subjects. From the description of ALS : New York, to James Madison, 1823 Oct. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580911 Painter; New York City. From the description of John Trumbull papers, 1787-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557315 John Trumbull (1756-1843) was an American painter and diplomat. From the guide to the John Trumbull papers, 1780-1840, (The New York Public Library...

Akerman, Amos Tappan, 1821-1880

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U.S. attorney general. From the description of Amos Tappan Akerman correspondence, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423520 Lawyer, of Cartersville, Ga.; U.S. Attorney General (1870-71). From the description of Letter books of Amos Tappan Akerman [manuscript] 1871-76. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647950600 ...

Kempton, M.

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Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

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David Bennett Hill (1843-1910) was an American politician from New York. He was mayor of Elmira, New York (1892) and shortly thereafter (1893-1895) became lieutenant governor of the state. He served as governor of New York from 1885-1891 and then was elected to the U. S. Senate where he served five years (1892-1897). From the guide to the David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Epithet: Governor of New York State ...

Yates, Christopher Peter, 1750-1815

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Army officer. From the description of Christopher Peter Yates correspondence, 1777 February 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981653 ...

Milton Kronovet

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McMahon, Martin Thomas, 1838-1906

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Martin Thomas McMahon was born 21 March 1838 in Laprairie County, Quebec, Canada. He came to New York for his education and received his bachelor's degree from St. John's College Fordham in 1855, his M.A. in 1857, and his doctor of laws degree in 1866. McMahon served in the Union army during the Civil War, eventually being brevetted a major-general of volunteers due to his conspicuous service. After the Civil War, he returned to New York City to begin his career as corporation counsel in 1866. M...

Barnabas Bates

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Sherburne, Henry, 1709-1767

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Edmund S. De Luce

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Gilman, Joseph A. (Joseph Alonzo), 1826-1884

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Lee, Charles, 1758-1815

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United States Attorney-General. From the description of Letter, 1813 May 2, Alexandria, Va., to William Broadfoot, Charleston, S.C. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647825399 Charles Lee was born in 1758. He was brother of Richard Bland Lee and Henry "Light-horse Harry" Lee. A.B. degree from College of New Jersey. Collector of port of Alexandria, Va. Admitted to bar. Served in Virginia General Assembly. Attorney-general of the United States, 1795-1...

Weeks, John W. (John Wingate), 1860-1926

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John Wingate Weeks (April 11, 1860-July 12, 1926) was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as a United States Representative for Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, as a United States Senator from 1913 to 1919, and as Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925. Weeks was born and raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1881, and served two years in the United States Navy. Weeks made a fortune in banking during the...

Alfred Caldwell

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Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

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Waterston

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Branch, John, 1782-1863

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Secretary of the Navy. From the description of Letter signed : "Navy Department," to Samuel Hambleton, U.S.N. purser in Baltimore, 1829 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134739 U.S. senator and governor of North Carolina. From the description of John Branch papers, 1830-1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451282 ...

Benjamin Fitzpatrick

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Benton, Josiah Henry

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Sir Francis Bernard.

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Richard, Bonhomme

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Rodgers, John, 1773-1838

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U.S. Naval officer. From the description of Letter, 1812, Jan. 6 : Newport, Rhode Island, to William P.C. Barton. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992827 President of the United States Board of Navy Commissioners. From the description of Letters, 1818-1831. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926243 John Rodgers was born in Maryland in 1773. He joined the Navy in the 1790s and served in the Quasi War with France, th...

J. E. Rankin

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Van Dyke, Nicholas, 1769-1826.

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Nicholas Van Dyke was a U.S. Senator from Delaware. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886813 ...

James H. Manning

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Granger, Francis, 1792-1868

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Whig politician and anti-Jacksonian Congressman from New York; leader of the "Silver Grey Whigs; member of the 1861 Peace Convention. From the description of Francis Granger letter to Gideon Granger [manuscript], 1821 December 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 648018291 U.S. representative, lawyer, and legislator of New York. From the description of Papers of Francis and Gideon Granger, 1800-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066250 Fran...

Campbell, David, 1953-

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Member of ensemble 'The Fires of London'. Epithet: clarinettist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x0001ed Epithet: Lieutenant-Colonel; of the Sutherland volunteers British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000843.0x000050 ...

Pitcher, Nathaniel, 1777-1836

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Marc M. Michael

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Hobbie, Selah Reeve, 1797-1854

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U.S. representative from and public official of New York and army officer. From the description of Letter of Selah Reeve Hobbie, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450928 Lawyer, Delhi, New York; U.S. representative from New York, 1827- 1829; assistant U.S. postmaster general, 1829-1851. From the description of Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to Stephen S. Phelps, Yellow Banks, Ill., 1836 Aug. 5. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 338...

Munro, David A. (David Alexander), 1848-1910

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Benjamin Harrison

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Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, 1710-1792

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Livingston was a New York businessman who was active in New York political affairs before and during the American Revolution. Johnson signed the U.S. Constitution for Connecticut, served as a Senator from Connecticut, and was President of Columbia University (1787-1800). From the description of [Letter] 1772 Jun. 24, Stratford [to] Sam.l Wm Johnson / P. V. B. Livingston. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245202632 Merchant and land owner; resided in New York City, and la...

Robert Magaw

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Thomas Nelson

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Samuel Caldwell.

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William Patterson

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W. C. Bonck

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J. R. Goodman

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Dudley, Thomas H. (Thomas Haines), 1819-1893

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Lawyer, of Camden, N.J.; U.S. consul at Liverpool, England (1861-1872). From the description of Correspondence, [18--]-[18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975682 Lawyer, politician, and U.S. consul at Liverpool, England during the Civil War; of Camden, N.J. From the description of Papers, [18--]-[18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974793 From the description of Papers, [18--]-[18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974343 Thomas Haine...

Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780

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Governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Certification, 1752. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960172 At this time, Hutchinson was judge of probate in Suffolk County (1749-1766); later he was royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1771-1774) From the description of A Brief State of that Part of Massachusetts Bay which is situated East of the Province of Main (sic) with reasons for erecting it into a separate & distinct Province : manuscript...

Peter Colt

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T. P. Flower

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E. Berould

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Swift, Heman.

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Haile, William, 1807-1876

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Robinson, Lucius, b. 1810

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Work, Hubert, 1860-1942

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United States postmaster general, 1922-1923; secretary of the interior, 1923-1928; chairman, Republican National Committee, 1928-1929. From the description of Hubert Work miscellaneous papers, 1922-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869880 U.S. secretary of the interior, U.S. postmaster general, and physician. From the description of Hubert Work papers, 1923-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981640 Biographical/Hist...

David Henshaw

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Henry, Lee

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Richard Morris.

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J. D. Jones

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Aaron Lopez

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Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813

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First Secretary of the Navy, 1798-1801. From the description of Letter : Georgetown, to Messrs. Samuel & J. Smith, Baltimore, 1786 March 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22919290 From the description of Letter : Georgetown, to John Templeman, Philadelphia, 1792 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22919313 Benjamin Stoddert, a Maryland native, was the first Secretary of the Navy, serving from 1789 to 1801. He built a powerful fleet and established the Marine...

Usher, John Palmer, 1816-1889

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John P. Usher lived in Lawrence, Kan.; was an attorney, Railroad official, entrepreneur, and the chief counsel for the Union Pacific Railroad from 1865 to 1889. From the description of John P. Usher papers [microform], 18uu. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 61660762 Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of John Palmer Usher correspondence, 1865 April 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981246 ...

Johnson, E. Kurtz

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McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923

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Katharine Hand

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James Brown

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Wilson, James, 1836-1920.

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Wilson, a native of Scotland, moved to Iowa in 1855 where he became a farmer, state legislator, and professor of agriculture. Was U.S. secretary of agriculture 1897-1913. From the description of Appointment, 1902. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 62725441 ...

Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922

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John Wanamaker was founder of a Philadelphia department store. From the description of Collection, 1779-1892. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122632980 John Wanamaker, 1838-1822. Born Philadelphia, created first department store, pioneered use of price tags, money back guarantees, newspaper ads, and white sales. Instituted employee health care, pensions, and fringe benefits. Samuel Sydney McClure, 1857-1949. Founder, editor,...

Hendrick Fisher.

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Reuben Hyde Welworth

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Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

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Kentucky lawyer and statesman, from Frankfort (Franklin Co.). From the description of Papers, 1786-1932. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490792 From the description of Letters, 1835-1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32410179 John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863) was born September 10, 1787. He attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1807. In 1809 he became the Attorney-General for the Illinois Territory. During the Wa...

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Charles Simms

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Francis, Dana

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William Murray

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Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878

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Gideon Johnson Pillow (1806-1878) was born in Williamson County, Tennessee. He practiced law with James Knox Polk (1795-1849), the 11th presdient of the United States. Pillow was appointed Brigadier General of the U.S. Volunteers in 1846 and later promoted to Major General because of his friendship with President Polk. He served during the Mexican War (1846-1848) and fought during the battles of Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, and Chapultepec. He was appointed Senior Major General of the Prov...

Walker, John, d. 1809

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Tyner, James N. (James Noble), 1826-1904

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Adee, Alvey A. (Alvey Augustus), 1842-1924

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Emily Smith was the wife of Moses Smith, a congregational minister in Plainville, Conn., and Glencoe, Illinois. From the description of Letter, 1890 October 24, Washington, D.C., to Emily Smith, Glencoe, Illinois. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 35251580 ...

Gunby, John, 1745-1807

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Alexander MacDonald

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Morgan, A. C., Mrs.

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Dern, George Henry, 1872-1936

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U.S. secretary of war and governor of Utah. From the description of George Henry Dern papers, 1933-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980069 Governor. From the description of School land titles in public land states. (Southern Utah University). WorldCat record id: 122599949 Dern was born in Nebraska but moved to Utah to be bookkeeper for his father's Mercur Gold Mining and Milling Co. He was involved in ranching, dairying, public utilities, and banki...

W. K. Boylan

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Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883

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William Henry was United States Secretary of the Navy, 1881-1882, under Presidents James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. From the description of Signature, 1881. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17997936 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, diplomat, and jurist. From the description of Letter of William H. Hunt, 1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451087 ...

Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864

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Roger Taney was Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1853. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191048726 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to J. Kennedy Furlong, 1855 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574484 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to M. St. Clair Clarke, 1842 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Wolcott, Roger, 1847-1900

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Paul Dans

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Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

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United States Secretary of the Navy under President Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte letter, 1905. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 265034455 Lawyer, municipal and civil service reformer, and U.S. attorney general and secretary of the navy. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte papers, 1760-1921 (bulk 1874-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83459229 Biographical Note ...

W. T. Crossdale ?

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Brudenell

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Flower, Benjamin, d. 1781

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Adam, John

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Epithet: of Lisbon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x000081 Epithet: architect British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x000041 Epithet: burgess of the town of Cambridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000615.0x00035b ...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880

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Robert McClelland was a Michigan congressmen and governor. He was born in Greencastle, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1807, and graduated from Dickinson College, Carlistle, Pennsylvania in 1829. He worked as a teacher before his admission to the Pennsylvania bar in 1831. McClelland moved to Monroe, Michigan two years later, becoming delegate in the state constitution convention in 1835. Robert McClelland served as Governor of Michigan, 1851-1853 and Secretary of the Interior, 1853-1857. He died in De...

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809

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Born in 1736 in Marblehead, New York, Daniel Brodhead served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, commanding the Western Department from his headquarters at Fort Pitt from 1779 to 1781. In the years preceding the outbreak of war, Brodhead operated a gristmill and worked as a deputy-surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania. Disturbed by the passage of the Coercive Acts in 1774, Brodhead represented Berks County at a protest congress held in Philadelphia. In 1776, he was commissioned as an office...

George Sumner

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George, Ross

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Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881

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From Quincy, Illinois served as state senator, 1836-1841 and state representative, 1842-1843, delegate to the anti-Nebraska convention in Bloomington, Ill. in 1856 and to the Republican National Convention in 1860, appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill Stephen A. Douglas' seat when he died, and appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Johnson. Formed a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1863 and practice there until 1866. Returned to Quincy, Ill. in 1869 to practice there. From t...

Warren, James, 1726-1808

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Marble worker, of New Haven, Conn. From the description of Papers, 1850-1867. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273590 Massachusetts legislator. In 1775 he was appointed paymaster general of the Continental Army, but resigned when the Army moved away from Boston. From the description of Letter (Copy) : Watertown, Mass., to John Hancock, 1776 Mar. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442778 Warren was president of th...

Enoch Poor.

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Callander Irvine

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Bouck, William C., 1786-1859

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New York governor. From the description of Letters, 1842-1845. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31526783 Governor of New York. From the description of Certification of William C. Bouck, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452029 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to the Secretary of the Navy, 1844 Jun. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514756 Sheriff of Schoharie County, 1812-1814; member of the New Yo...

Moorhead, Frank Graham, 1876-

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John Bradstreet

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Davies, William d. 1820

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Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936

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Charles Curtis "God-Sent into Politics" A champion jockey in his youth, Charles Curtis recalled that once before a race in Texas, a horse owner called him over for final instructions. The man, seated with a rifle across his lap, said, "Son, the last dollar I have in the world is on this race. If you don't win, don't stop when you cross the finish line. Keep right on going." Curtis won that race and many more. Famous for his one-eighth Native American ancestry, he rose to prominence in the ...

Smith, Jeremiah, 1759-1842

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Epithet: Reverend; formerly High Master of Manchester Grammar School British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001199.0x000310 ...

Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894

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Joseph Holt, 1807-94, American public official, judge advocate general of the U.S. army (1862-75). A native of Kentucky, he became a well-known lawyer and prominent Democratic politician. In 1857, President Buchanan appointed him commissioner of patents in 1857, and in 1859 he became Postmaster General. In the beginning of 1861, before the outbreak of the Civil War, he was Secretary of War. A staunch opponent of the secession movement, Holt was instrumental in preventing Kentucky from seceding. ...

David Rittenhouse

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Innes, James, 1754-1798.

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Lawyer and orator of Virginia. From the description of Letter, 1777, Jan. 28 : Fredericksburg, to Mrs. Gordon. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35092860 ...

Sykes, James, 1725-1792

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James Sykes (1725 – April 4, 1792) was an American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly and was a Continental Congressman from Delaware. Sykes was born in 1725, probably in New Castle, Delaware. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice. Sykes served as a lieutenant under Caesar Rodney in the Dover Militia in 1756. In 1776 he was a delegate to the Delaware State Constitutional Convention held at Dover. Fro...

Ewing, James, 1736-1806

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Army officer and public official of Pennsylvania. From the description of James Ewing letter, 1798. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009925 ...

Robert Harpur.

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Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900

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William Crowninshield Endicott was Secretary of War from 1885 to 1889. Josiah Royce was author of California, from the conquest in 1846 to the second vigilance committee in San Francisco, which was published in 1886. From the description of Letter to Josiah Royce, 1885, Apr. 9. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288820 ...

Joseph Anningson

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Barnes, Abraham

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Grinnell, Minturn & Co.

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Morton, Marcus, 1784-1864

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Morton served as a justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court (1825-1840) and governor (1840-1841, 1843-1844). From the description of Letters and autograph, 1840-1863. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235128487 ...

Mathew Thornton

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Charles Devens

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H. Kauti

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Jonathan Trumbull.

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White, Anthony Walton, d. 1803

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Gansevoort, Peter, 1749-1812

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Officer in the Revolutionary War. Gansevoort commanded Fort Stanwix during it's seige in 1777 and was eventually promoted to brigadier general of the New York State Militia. He also served as a United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs and was a regent of the University of the State of New York. From the description of Letter, 1793 November 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536888 Revolutionary War officer and resident of Albany, New York. From the descrip...

Charles Gibson

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Grasse, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787

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Grant, James, 1720-1806

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British army officer, colonial governor, and member of Parliament. From the description of James Grant of Ballindalloch papers, 1740-1819 (bulk 1760-1780). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984748 Major, 77th Regiment, "Gen. Jeffery Amherst's forces," British colonial army. From the description of Letter, 1757 Sept. 22, Charleston, [S.C., to] Alex[ander] Brodie, Lethen, [Scotland]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30699124 ...

Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

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Editor of the Extra Globe, Washington, D.C. From the description of Letters, 1840-1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437687 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to John Mills, United States Attorney in Boston, 1840 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491445 American politican. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Frankfort, to W. W. Worsley, bookseller in Lex...

Bliss's

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Mary Payson

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Joseph Clay

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Cooke, Nicholas

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Epithet: deanery of Nottingham and Bingham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000759.0x000013 ...

John, Nicholas, and Moses Brown.

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Rodgers, James, d. 1780

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McCormack, John William, 1887-1979

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Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901

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American naval officer; U. S. Rep. from Maine and Journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mobile, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1858 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525077 American Naval Officer; U.S. Rep. from Maine and Journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "U.S. Gunboat Paul Jones, Port Royal, S.C.", to William Pitt Fessenden, [18]63 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530566 ...

North, William, 1755-1836

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Soldier in the Revolutionary War; born at Fort Frederic, Pemaquid, Maine, and later settled in New York. From the description of Diary, 1786 Jun. 29-1786 Aug. 24. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58772380 Revolutionary War soldier, member of the N.Y. State Assembly, U.S. Senator from New York State and U.S. Adjutant General. From the description of Letter, 1802 January 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578410 Revolutionary W...

Gibbs, Caleb, d. 1818

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J. T. Gilman

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Penn, Richard, 1735-1811

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Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858

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American lawyer and politician; Attorney General. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to A.J. Bleecker, 1840 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132632 American lawyer and politician; Atty. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to C.H. Waddell, 1840 July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War, 1845 Ma...

S. L. Phelps

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Livingston, James, 1747-1832

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Thomas Burgie.

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Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879

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Cushing served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1835- 1843, and as special U.S. Envoy to China from 1843-1845. His career also included a term as U.S. Attorney General from 1852-1857. From the description of Letters to Thomas Mayo Brewer and Henry Vose, 1843, 1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342903 U.S cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. From the description of Caleb Cushin...

Weeks, Sinclair, 1893-1972

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Sinclair Weeks : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527294 Weeks was born in West Newton, Mass., the son of John Wingate Weeks. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1914. From 1914 to 1923 he was with the First National Bank of Boston. In 1923 he joined the firm of Reed & Barton, silversmiths, of Taunton, Mass. In 1929 he became a Dire...

Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827

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John Eager Howard (June 4, 1752 – October 12, 1827) was an American soldier and politician from Maryland. He was elected as governor of the state in 1788, and served three one-year terms. He also was elected to the Continental Congress, the Congress of the United States and the U.S. Senate. In the 1816 presidential election, Howard was a candidate for vice president on the Federalist Party ticket. Born at Belvidere, his family's plantation in Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland, Howa...

William Pitt Fescenden

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Dobbin, James Cochran, 1814-1857.

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy. From the description of Order signed : "Navy Department", addressed to Chief Engineer, Montgomery Fletcher, 1853 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538466 ...

Abel Parker Upshur

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James Abeel

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Francis Lieber

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Dickinson, Donald McDonald, 1846-1917

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Lawyer and U.S. postmaster general. From the description of Donald McDonald Dickinson papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 156849517 Donald McDonald Dickinson was born in New York on Jan. 17, 1846. He moved with his family to Mich. at the age of two. He was raised and educated in Detroit. In 1867, he received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Michigan and went into practice in Detroit that same year. He married Frances Platt on June 15, 1869. In 1...

Nathaniel M. Miller

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Laura Alice Bacon

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Jedediah Huntington

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Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1757-1820.

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Wilson Cary Nicholas, from Albemarle County, Virginia, fought in the Revolution, and became a politician, serving in the Virginia General Assembly, 1784-89, 1794-1799, as a U.S. senator, 1799-1804, and as a congressman, 1807-1809. He was governor of Virginia from 1814-1816, and a close associate of Jefferson. From the description of Papers, 1800-1805, 1815-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609119 The son of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) and Anne Cary Nicholas (173...

Patison, Archibald.

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Henshaw, David, 1791-1852

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U.S. secretary of the navy, public official of Massachusetts, and railroad official. From the description of David Henshaw correspondence, 1832-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980682 Merchant and customs collector, of Boston, Mass. From the description of Letters, 1829-1830. (State Library of Massachusetts). WorldCat record id: 70967983 ...

Nicholas Fish.

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Tryon, William, 1729-1788

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Colonial governor of North Carolina, 1764-1771, and New York, 1771-1780. From the description of William Tryon papers, 1772-1784. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779879 British army officer and colonial lt. governor and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence of William Tryon, 1773-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551846 Colonial gov. of New York. From the description of Letter si...

Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817

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Polish patriot and army officer. From the description of Commission and letter of Tadeusz Kościuszko, 1776-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014909 Polish patriot and American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Thomas Jefferson, 1814 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596972 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia?], to Thomas Jefferson, [n.d., 1798 Apr.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Montcalm de Saint-Véran, Louis-Joseph, marquis de, 1712-1759

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Morris, Robert H. (Robert Hunter), 1802-1855

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Laurens, John, 1754-1782

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Aide and secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Col Stewart, 1780 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598003 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the quarter master general, 1781 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598007 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp before York", 1781 Oct. 19th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595601 From the description of Autograph letter...

Clement Biddle

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Kingsland, Elizabeth.

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Conway, Thomas, 1735-approximately 1800

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Revolutionary soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp", to the Executive Council of the Board of War of the State of Pennsylvania, 1777 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517172 ...

A. R. Pinci

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Tucker, Thomas Tudor, 1745-1828

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Epithet: Rear-Admiral; CB British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000353.0x000005 Representative from South Carolina. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C.A. Rodney, 1822 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573442 U.S. treasurer and representative from South Carolina and physician. From the description of Papers of Thomas Tudor Tucker, 1791-1824. (Un...

Gilder, Richard Watson

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David Cobb.

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Foster, John Watson, 1836-1917

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Military man, journalist, and diplomat. Served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, 1873-1880; to Russia, 1880-1881; and to Spain, 1883-1885. Served as U.S. secretary of state, 1892-1893. From the description of Letter : United States Legation, Mexico, to A. Langdon, Washington, D.C., 1880 Feb. 7. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57210087 Epithet: US Minister in St Petersburg British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/8...

Lewis, Andrew W., 1943-....

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Benjamin Willcox

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Mrs Mitchell Palmer

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C. W. Lawrence

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Ramsdell, George A. (George Allen), 1834-1900

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Rollins, Frank W. (Frank West), 1860-1915

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Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904

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Governor of New York. From the description of Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935485 Alonzo Cornell was a governor of New York and the eldest son of Ezra Cornell, the founder of Cornell University. From the description of Letter, 1871 October 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122488115 Alonzo Cornell was the son of Ezra Cornell, who founded Cornell University. Alonzo proposed publishing these remi...

Henry Simpson

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John Lacey Jr.

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Benjamin Bourne.

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John Lacey

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Duboys, Lewis, d. 1824

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Dever, Paul A.

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McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860

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Charles James McDonald (1793-1860) graduated at South Carolina College in 1816 and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He served in the Georgia Assembly and was elected governor of Georgia in 1839. He is credited with saving the Western and Atlantic Railroad and improving the financial condition of the state government. From the description of Charles James McDonald papers, 1834-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517417 Governor of Georgia, jurist, and public official of G...

Partridge, William

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Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917

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U.S. Supreme Court justice, attorney general, secretary of the navy, and representative from Massachusetts. From the description of William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981907 William Moody was a Confederate soldier in the 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters. From the description of William Moody papers, 1861-1864 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 38525508 ...

2d New York Bn.

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Clarence Seward

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Jewett, Hugh J. (Hugh Judge), 1817-1898

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Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W.P. Fessenden, 1862 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612916 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1867 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612918 U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from and governor of Maine. From the description of Letters of Lot M. Morrill, 1867-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Sitgreaves, John, 1757-1802.

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Peter Stephen Du Ponceau

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Henry Knox.

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Watson, P. E.

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Wade, John

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Epithet: of Bucklesham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000701.0x000175 Epithet: Major British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000701.0x000172 Epithet: of Add MS 15561 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000701.0x000173 ...

Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856

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Farmer, lawyer, and statesman. From the description of John M. Clayton papers, 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980031 Clayton served as U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-1850. From the description of ALS, 1850 June 15 : Department of State, Washington, to John Charles Fremont. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15531096 Politician Clayton, who was born in Delaware, served in the U.S. ...

Joseph M. Weightman

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Reynolds, John, 1713-1788.

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James De Lancey

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John Finley.

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Charles Stewart

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Stanton, Edwin L. (Edwin Lamson), 1842-1877

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Edwin L. Stanton was the son of Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. From the description of Edwin L. Stanton papers, 1866-1875. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243664621 ...

Noble, John W. (John Willock), 1831-1912

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U.S. secretary of the interior, army officer, and lawyer. From the description of Certificate of John W. Noble, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451170 Major in the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, later promoted to General. Appointed Secretary of the Interior in 1889 by President Harrision. Helped draft The Forest Reserve Act. From the description of Papers, 1859-1894. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52723763 ...

Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1915-1944

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944) was the eldest of the nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888–1969) and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890–1995). A US Navy lieutenant, he was killed in action during World War II while serving as a land-based patrol bomber pilot, and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. His father had aspirations for him to become US president. He was a delegate to the 1940 Democratic National Convention and planned to run for a seat in the US...

Tobin, Maurice J.

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Maurice Joseph Tobin was born on May 22, 1901, in the Mission Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College before entering politics as a protégé of James Michael Curley. In 1926, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served from 1927 to 1929. He served on the Boston School Committee from 1931 to 1937. In 1937, he defeated Curley to be elected Mayor of Boston, and served as Mayor from 1938 to 1945, during which time he advocated the Fair Emplo...

Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

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Gustavus Vasa Fox served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. From the description of G. V. Fox letter to H. R. Anthony, 1865 November 10. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 746765569 Assistant secretary, U.S. Navy, 1861-1866. From the description of Letter : Ports[mout]h, N.H., [18]65 Aug. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798411 Assistant Secretary of the Navy. ...

Morse, George W.

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Carlisle, John Griffin, 1834-1910

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John Griffin Carlisle (September 5, 1834 – July 31, 1910) was an American politician from the commonwealth of Kentucky and was a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives seven times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1883 to 1889. He subsequently served as a U.S. senator from Kentucky, from 1890 to 1893, and then as Secretary of the Treasury, from 1893 to 1897, during the Panic of 1893. As a Bourbon Democrat he was a leade...

John Arndt

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J. H. Prichard

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Phillips, William, 1731?-1781

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Major general of Royal Artillery. Phillips was second in command under Burgoyne when he was captured at Saratoga. He was exchanged in 1781 and died on campaign in Virginia later that year. From the description of AL (3rd person) : to George Washington, [ca. 1779]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690105 British general in Burgoyne's army, captured at the surrender of Saratoga in October, 1777. Paroled in 1779 and sent to New York. In October, 1780, wa...

Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892

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Lawyer, of New York, N.Y., U.S. attorney general, and ambassador to Great Britain. From the description of Papers of Edwards Pierrepont, 1847-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81338859 A prominent New York lawyer and politician and Democrat who was against secession and supportive of the use of force to protect the Union. President Lincoln appointed him to try the cases of those who had been imprisoned in the North for suspected disloyalty to the Union cause and after the...

Woodberry, Elisha.

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Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915

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Lawyer; Assistant Secretary of State under Lincoln; son of William Henry Seward. From the description of Collection, 1864-1906. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50991907 American lawyer and politician who served as the acting secretary of state under the Lincoln, Johnson, and Hayes administrations. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550831 Brother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State for Ab...

Alphonso Taft

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Dannison, William, 1815-1882

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James Cooper

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Johnson, Thomas

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Epithet: of Sloane MS 4056 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000356.0x00026f Epithet: of Add MS 36045 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000356.0x000266 Epithet: of Sloane MS 1778 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000356.0x00026e Epithet: of Add MS ...

Stone, William L. (William Leete), 1792-1844

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Journalist, proprietor of the New York Commercial Advertiser, and historian. From the description of Letter, 13 Dec. 1831. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49337062 New York journalist and historian. After working for several newspapers and magazines, Stone became proprietor of the New York Commercial Advertiser in 1821. An advocate of the preservation of state historical records, Leete also wrote several works of local history. ...

John Steele

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G. F. Lanctot

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Loring, Joshua, 1744-1789

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Neville, John, 1731-1803

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Army officer. From the description of Letter of John Neville, 1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454696 ...

Clinton, George, approximately 1686-1761

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Colonial Governor of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lt. Gov. Thomas, 1744 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904165 From the description of Autograph signature to document : Fort George in the City of New York, 1750 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904167 George Clinton (ca. 1686-1761) was a British naval officer and politician who served as colonial governor of New York from 1743 to 1753. From the descri...

Pitkin, William, 1694-1769

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Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; chief judge, 1742-54; deputy governor of Connecticut, 1754-66; governor, 1766-69. From the description of Letter, 1769 February 2, Hartford, [Connecticut], to Lord Botetourt, [Williamsburg, Virginia]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 11803230 William Pitkin served several roles within the government of the State of Connecticut including Judge for the Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; Chief Judge, 1742-54; Deputy...

Palfrey, William, 1741-1780

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Sewall, Henry, d. 1845

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Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

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New York attorney and statesman; served as United States Secretary of State under President Pierce. From the description of William Learned Marcy letter, 1857 Mar. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255631874 Senator, Governor of New York, 1833-39. From the description of Letter 1834 March 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617820 Secretary of War under Polk. Secretary of State under Pierce. From the description of Autog...

Baylies, Hodijah, d. 1843

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Clark, Thomas

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Epithet: chemist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001476.0x0000e4 Epithet: of North Shields, master-mariner British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001476.0x0000e8 Epithet: of Birmingham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001476.0x0000e7 Epithet: of the ...

Willa Fitzgerald

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Charles Foster

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Langdon, John, 1741-1819

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Langdon was a businessman and politician from New Hampshire. He was a member of the U. S. Constitutional Convention and signer of the U. S. Constitution. He served as Governor of New Hampshire (1785-1786, 1788-1789, 1805-1809, 1810-1812) and as a U. S. Senator for New Hampshire (1789-1801). From the description of [Letter and fragment] / John Langdon. [1780-1809] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244387610 U.S. senator and delegate to the Continental Congress from and gov...

Bowen, Jabez, 1739-1815

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Glynn, Martin Henry, 1871-1924

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Journalist and politician; Governor of New York State, 1913-1914. From the description of Papers, 1913-1924. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 85821850 Martin Henry Glynn (1871-1924) was an American politician and Democrat. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1899 and served one term as the representative of the 20th District of New York. He later served as New York State Comptroller (1907-1908) and Lieutenant Governor (1912). Glynn then became Gove...

Thomas Barrow

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Lyman, William.

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Gamble, James.

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Busiel, Charles A.

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Butler, Thomas, d, 1805.

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Preston, James P., 1835-

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Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

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Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

H. M. Morfit

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Skene

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Gardiner, Sylvester, 1730? -1803

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Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914

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U.S. senator from Georgia. From the description of Augustus Octavius Bacon papers, 1853-1879 [microfilm manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24007762 Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839-1914), lawyer and politician, born in Bryan County, Georgia. From the description of Augustus Octavius Bacon diaries, 1853, 1861, 1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477042 Georgia resident and member of the U.S. Senate. From the description of Letters, 1886-1914. (D...

Charles E. Sawyer

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Revere, Paul, 1735-1818

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Boston goldsmith and engraver. Helped plan and execute the destruction of the tea in Boston harbor; gave notice of the British expedition to Concord on 18 Apr. 1775. From the description of Paul Revere receipt of Nathaniel Appleton, 1786 Aug. 28. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 76893586 Silversmith, patriot, courier famous for his midnight ride announcing British forces. From the description of ADS, 1797 May 5 : Boston. Bill. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

White, Phillips, 1729-1811

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Skinner, John S. (John Stuart), 1788-1851

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William White

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Pleasants, James, 1769-1836

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Member of U.S. Congress (1803-1811), U.S. Senator (1819-1822), and governor of Virginia (1822-1825). From the description of Letters, 1818-1855. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39390404 ...

Devens, Charles, 1820-1891

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Charles Devens, Jr. was a Union army officer in the Civil War. He entered the war as a Major in the 3rd Batallion of the Massachusetts Rifles. He was appointed Brigadier General in April 1862 and was brevetted Major General, United States Volunteers, in April 1865. After the war, he served as a State Supreme Court justice for Massachusetts and was appointed Attorney General of the United States. From the description of Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6. (University of California, S...

Charles Elmer Rice

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Browne, James, 1793-1841

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62b94j4 (person)

Epithet: of Brownestown British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000275 Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000270 Epithet: of Barham, county Kent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000273 Browne was a British historian...

Higgins, Frank Wayland, 1856-1907

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Nicholas Lowe

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68f46tj (person)

Spotswood, Alexander, d. 1818

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Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1815

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Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954

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Republican politician, namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films. Born in Sullivan, Indiana in 1879. Hays served as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1918-1921, managing the successful campaign of Warren G. Harding for the presidency in 1920. Following Harding's election, Hays was appointed Postmaster General in 1921, a post he held until 1922, when he resigned in order to become the first President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America...

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1661-1723

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Colonial governor of New York (1702-1708) and New Jersey (1703-1708). From the description of Lord Cornbury collection, 1697-1709. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58781791 ...

McLane Louis 1786-1857

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Member of Congress, 1817-1827, and U.S. Senator, 1827-1829, minister to England; secretary of the treasury, 1831; secretary of state, 1833; and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. From the description of Papers, 1830-1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902833 Secretary of Treasury and State under President Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Hezekiah Niles, [no year] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800

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Charles Stewart (1729-1800) was the Commissary General of Issues, Continental Army and delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey. Charles Samuel Stewart (1795-1870) was Senior Chaplain, U.S. Navy. Charles Seaforth Stewart (1823-1904) was Colonel, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1768-1877. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556351 From the guide to the Papers, 1768-1877., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard Unive...

Stephen Turner

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Mrs Deaborn

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Du Portail, Louis Lebegue, 1743-1802

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Stephen, Adam, d. 1791

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Bedford, Gunning, 1742-1797

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Lawyer and politician from New Castle, Del.; colonel in the Delaware Regiment of the American Revolutionary Army; member of the Federalist Party; served in the Delaware General Assembly, elected governor of Delaware in 1796; died in office; also known as Gunning Bedford, Sr. From the description of Gunning Bedford papers, 1794-1797. (Historical Society of Delaware). WorldCat record id: 70979694 ...

Poor, Enoch, 1736-1780

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Army officer. From the description of Military order of Enoch Poor, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449736 Enoch Poor was a brigadier general for the Continental Army, 1777-1780. As a colonel, he commanded the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in 1775, reinforced Benedict Arnold's retreating forces in Canada in 1776 and fought at Trenton and Princeton, 1776-1777. From the description of Orderly book, 1778. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id:...

Anthony, Wayne

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Benjamin Austin

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Reed, James, 1722-1807

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G. William Ramsey

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John Phillips

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William Scott.

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Massachusetts. General Court

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The Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, chartered by the English Crown in 1629, sat as a General Court, which after the 1630 emigration to America became the government of the Massachusetts Bay colony. It consisted of colony freemen (company stockholders); and the governor, deputy governor, and assistants (magistrates) chosen by them. The latter group met separately as a Court of Assistants, but in 1634 its legislative powers were ceded to the General Court as a whole (Ma...

Marinus Willett

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Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

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George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant...

Pardo

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Andrew, Benjamin.

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John Letcher

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Winthrop Sargent

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Cole, William

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William Cole (1714-1782), Cambridge antiquary, was born at Little Abington, near Babraham, on 3 August 1714. He attended private schools in Cambridge, Linton and Saffron Walden, before spending five years at Eton. He entered Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 1733, transferring to King's College, Cambridge, in 1736 (B.A., 1736; M.A., 1740). Cole was rector of Hornsey, Middlesex, 1749-1751, although he chose not to reside there, then rector of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, 1753-1767. He moved to Waterbeach,...

Treadwell, John, 1745-1823

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John Treadwell, Connecticut's fourth governor, was born at Farmington, CT, on November 23, 1745. He graduated from Yale in 1767. In 1776 his townsmen elected him as their representative in the General Assembly, an office he held for the next seven years, when in 1783, he was elevated to the governor's council, where he continued until 1798. Treadwell also served in the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1786, and was one of the delegates to the convention at Hartford that ratified the Constitutio...

Young, John, 1802-1852

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Isaac Toucey

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Coler, Bird Sim, 1867-1941

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Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797

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Francis Lightfoot Lee (October 14, 1734 – January 11, 1797) was a Founding Father of the United States and a member of the House of Burgesses in the Colony of Virginia. As an active protester regarding issues such as the Stamp Act of 1765, Lee helped move the colony in the direction of independence from Britain. Lee was a delegate to the Virginia Conventions and the Continental Congress. He was a signer of the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence as a representative of V...

Foster, Lafayette S. (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880

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U.S. Senator from Connecticut; from Norwich (New London Co.), Conn. From the description of Correspondence, 1860-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19647127 American jurist and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1859 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470114 U.S. senator from Connecticut, mayor of Norwich, Conn., editor, and jurist. From the description of...

Morris, J. B. (John Brande), 1812-1880

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Epithet: Reverend Fellow of Exeter College Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000366 ...

Mathew Carey

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Samuel Smith

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Van Dam, Rip, approximately 1660-1749

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As president of the Council of New York, Van Dam became acting chief executive of the colony on the death of Gov. John Montgomerie in 1731. Despite the appointment of a new governor the following year, Van Dam continued to claim the office until 1736. From the description of ALS : New York, N.Y., to Lewis Morris, 1732 June 1. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591646 New York City merchant, and Lieutenant-Governor of New York. From the descr...

Noirmont de la Neuville, Jr.

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Nathanaie Greene

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Henry Tazewell

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Pray

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Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

Smith, Charles Emory, 1842-1908

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Journalist, diplomat, and U.S. postmaster general, of Albany, N.Y., and Philadelphia, Pa.; originally of Mansfield, Conn. From the description of Charles Emory Smith collection, 1895-1903. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28420527 ...

Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Horatio Sharpe

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Gaston, William, 1820-1894

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Gaston earned his Harvard AB in 1919. From the description of Competitive theme : [submitted for English 12], January 4, 1919. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075352 ...

Ringgold, Thomas

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Nahum Capen

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Hollis, Ira N. (Ira Nelson), 1856-1930

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Hollis received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1899, taught engineering and served as Overseer at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Ira Nelson Hollis, 1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972791 ...

Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967

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Epithet: US banker and diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x000351 Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967), neighbor and life-long friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, served under Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt as Conservation Commissioner of the State of New York from 1929 to 1933. He was also Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Agriculture, and member of the Taconic State Park Commission. Under Pres...

Black, Frank Swett, 1853-1913.

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Montgomery Fletcher

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Benjamin Tasker

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John Maudeley

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Hamlin, Charles S.

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Charles Sumner Hamlin (1861–1938) was an American lawyer and politician. He held a number of important political offices, including Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1893-1897, 1913-1914) and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1914-1916). From the guide to the Charles S. Hamlin Letters, 1893-1925, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Lawyer, U.S. assistant secretary of the treasury, and member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Re...

Foster Stearns

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Ogden, Robert

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Epithet: of Manchester British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000357.0x0000f7 ...

Meyer, George von Lengerke, 1858-1918

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U.S. ambassador to Italy and to Russia, U.S. postmaster general, and U.S. secretary of the navy. From the description of George von Lengerke Meyer papers, 1901-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78817587 Biographical Note 1858, June 24 Born, Boston, Mass. 1879 Graduated, Harvard University, Cambridge,...

Reid, James Randolph, b. 1718

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Williams, Otho Holland, 1747-1794

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Army officer. From the description of Otho Holland Williams correspondence, 1781-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981380 Williams, of Maryland, was a Revolutionary War officer and, after the war, collector of the port of Baltimore. From the description of Letter, November 27, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477274243 ...

Smith, Joseph

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Epithet: Secretary to Sir J Williamson, afterwards Provost of Queen's College, Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001199.0x0000c8 First president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From the description of Letter, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699842 From the description of Letters, 1867-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122606187 From t...

Hamilton, Henry, -1796

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Hamilton (1734?-1796) was a British army officer in the American Revolutionary War. He was also Lieutenant-Governor and Governor of Detroit, Quebec, Bermuda, and Dominica. From the description of Henry Hamilton papers, 1768-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612696380 Henry Hamilton (1734?-1796) was a British army officer in the American Revolutionary War. He was also Lieutenant-Governor and Governor of Detroit, Quebec, Bermuda, and Dominica. From th...

Howes Norris

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Edward Little

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Joshua Wentworth

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Tappan, Mason W. (Mason Weare), 1817-1886

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Resident of Bradford, Merrimac County, N.H. From the description of Letters, 1857-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34015018 ...

Shays'

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Bachelder, Nahum Josiah, 1854-

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Felker, Samuel D.

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Merlen

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Lt. Lewis Woodruff.

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Scott, Gustavus, 1753-1800

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Lawyer and delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from Maryland. From the description of Gustavus Scott correspondence, 1797-1800. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980423 ...

Jefferson Davis

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Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920

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S. E. Moorhead

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Gaillard, John

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Stewart, A.

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Burleson, Albert Sidney, 1863-1937

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Burleson (1863-1937) graduated from the University of Texas Law Department in its first class (1884). As postmaster general he expanded parcel post and was responsible for the government takeover of telephone, telegraph, and cable during World War I and the initiation of air mail in 1918 at the end of the war. From the description of Burleson, Albert Sidney, papers, 1841-1946. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 20659759 U.S. representative from Texas and U....

John Wanton

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Gen. Prescott

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P. Benson

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John Todd

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Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Albert Gallatin papers, 1783-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82919649 Albert Gallatin was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1790-1792), a U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania (1795-1801), Secretary of the Treasury (1801-1814), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1815-1823) and Great Britain (1826-1827). From the description of Albert Gallatin letter, 1803 Oct....

Ogle, Samuel, 1702? -1752

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Israel Thorndike

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Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865

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Duane, son of William Duane (1760-1835), worked at the Aurora general advertiser in Philadelphia, practiced law (from 1815) and later served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1833). He was removed from office for refusing to withdraw government deposits from United States Bank before a meeting of Congress. From the description of Letter to Thomas Elder esq., 7 September 1831. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342893 ...

Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908

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Iowa legislator; United States House of Representatives, 1863-1871; United States Senate, 1873-1908. From the description of Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to W[illiam] W[orth] Belknap, Washington, D.C., 1873 Oct. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496685 U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa. From the description of Papers of William B. Allison, 1862-1916. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148787411 William ...

Jabez Huntington

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Hutchinson, Israel, d. 1811

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Mrs Edmund B. Weller

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Ezra Badlam

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Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

Hill, William

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Epithet: of Donnybrook, county Dublin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000568.0x0003c3 Epithet: Lieutenant-Colonel; 5th Dragoon Guards British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000568.0x0003bd Epithet: Captain; of Barnstaple British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_10000000056...

Jordan, Chester B. (Chester Bradley), 1839-1914

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Chester Bradley Jordan was an educator, lawyer, state legislator and governor from New Hampshire. From the description of Chester Bradley Jordan diary and other materials, 1864-1867. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 779487750 ...

Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943

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American author and historian. From the description of Letter, poems, and an evelope, 1914-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80684919 Walter Romeyn Benjamin was a New York dealer in rare books and manuscripts. He was editor of "The Collectors," a monthly magazine for autograph and historical collectors. From the description of Walter Romeyn Benjamin collection, 1823-1928. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49301982 ...

Grosvenor Clarkson

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William Dwight

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Pintard, Lewis, 1732-1818

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Merchant, New Rochelle, New York. From the description of Letter book, 1795 Nov.-1799 Jan. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774943 New York merchant, commissary for American prisoners during the British occupation of New York in the Revolution. From the description of Notes on the exchange of prisoners : ms. : New York, N.Y. [1776 or 7]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617139 ...

Currier, Moody, 1806-1898

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Keese, John

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Rochester, Nathaniel, 1752-1831

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Biographical Note 1919, Jan. 14 Born, Buffalo, N.Y. 1941 B.A. in electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 1941 1943 Member, Massachusetts Institute of T...

Joseph Brown

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Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951

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U.S. Senator from Michigan (1928-1951). From the description of Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1936-1941. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 620820101 Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Michigan, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. From the description of Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg visual materials series [microform]. ca. 1896-1950. (University of Michigan). Wo...

Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792

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English naval officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kensington Gore, to John Blackburn, 1789 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656287 ...

Dinamoor, Samuel.

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Rogers, John, 1723-1789

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress of Maryland, lawyer, army officer, and jurist. From the description of Grant of John Rogers, 1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015434 ...

Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

H. L. Pelouze

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John, George

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Carr, Joseph Bradford, 1828-1895

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Carr was born in Albany, New York, the son of Irish immigrants, and worked as a tobacconist. While living in Troy, New York, he became interested in military affairs and by 1861 was a colonel in the New York militia. At the start of the war, Carr was instrumental in the recruitment of the 2nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was appointed its colonel on May 14, 1861. Assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, the regiment took part in the engagement at Big Bethel. Carr served in the Army of t...

Donaldson, Jesse M. (Jesse Monroe), 1885-1970

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Jesse Monroe Donaldson (1885-1970), Postmaster General of the United States from 1947 to 1953. From the description of Donaldson, Jesse M. (Jesse Monroe), 1885-1970 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573256 U.S. postmaster general. From the description of Papers, 1947-1952. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70958947 ...

John Byers

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Randolph, Philip G.

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Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Samuel Emery

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E. A. Poe.

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Gege, Thomas, 1721-1787

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Charles Thomson.

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Mrs Pruyn

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Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988

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Benjamin Homans.

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Dudly Woodbridge

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Pinkney, William, 1764-1822

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William Pinkney was born on March 17, 1764, in Annapolis, Maryland. Originally interested in pursuing medicine, Pinkey ultimately chose law as his desired profession and passed the Maryland bar in 1986. After practicing law in Maryland, Pinkney was sent to London by George Washington to serve as an American commissioner. After spending eight years in England, Pinkney returned to the United States and became Attorney General in 1811. In 1816 he left the country again to serve as an American minis...

Humphrey, George M. (George Magoffin), 1890-1970

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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1953-57). From the description of George Magoffin Humphrey papers, 1912-1970. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19898823 From the description of George Magoffin Humphrey papers, 1912-1970 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 46922005 Industrialist, cabinet member. From the description of Reminiscences of George Magoffin Humphrey : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the...

McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

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Banker. Served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1885 August 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379137 Epithet: Secretary to the USA Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x000128 American Banker and Statesman. From the description of Letter signed : Treasury Department, to E. Cooper, Acting Private Secretary, 1866 Apr. 25. (Unknown)....

Thomas, Philip F. (Philip Francis), 1810-1890

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U.S. representative from and governor of Maryland, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and lawyer. From the description of Philip F. Thomas correspondence and speech, 1877-1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980594 Secretary of the treasury and congressman. From the description of Autograph signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572048 ...

Peters, Richard, ca. 1704-1776.

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Richard Derby

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

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Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...

Quinby, Henry B.

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Allen Cox

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Oliver Towles

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Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939

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Governor, U.S. Senator from Virginia, and Secretary of the Navy. From the description of Papers, 1867-1935. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188558 U.S. Representative 1893-1906; Virginia governor 1906-1910; U.S. Senator 1910-1933. From the description of Papers of Claude Augustus Swanson [manuscript], 1917-1922. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844476 U.S. Senator from Virginia, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. Fro...

Mrs Hitchcock

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Lispenard, Leonard

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John Nixon.

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Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887

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Daniel Manning: journalist, financier, and U.S. secretary of the treasury; and his wife, Mary Margaretta (Fryer) Manning. From the description of Papers of Daniel and Mary Margaretta Manning, 1885-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78996964 ...

Tappan, Mason W. (Mason Weare), 1817-1886

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Resident of Bradford, Merrimac County, N.H. From the description of Letters, 1857-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34015018 ...

Samuel S. Constant

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Rutherfoord, John, 1792-1866

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Lawyer, merchant, and governor of Virginia. From the description of Papers, 1754-1866; (bulk 1781-1855). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159065 ...

Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

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U.S. secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, postmaster general, jurist, statesman, and soldier. From the description of Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932 (bulk 1883-1895). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84052759 Walter Quintin Gresham was a lawyer, soldier, judge, and politician. A native of Harrison County, Ind., Gresham practiced law in Corydon, served a term in the state legislature, served with the 38th and 53rd Indiana Regiments during the Civil War, ran ...

Williams, Jared A.

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John C. Febiger

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Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800

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German army officer. From the description of Papers of Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von Riedesel, 1775-1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450242 From the description of Letter of Friedrich Adolf Freiherr von Riedesel, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131550 Hessian army officer. From the description of Papers of Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von Riedesel, 1776-1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455943 Riedesel commanded German troops in t...

Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865

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U.S. congressman 1830-1840 and senator 1845-1850; Ohio governor 1840-1842; U.S. sec. of the Treasury, 1850-1853. From the description of Letter, 1847 Jan. 26. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 41240210 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to John M. Clayton, Secretary of State, 1849 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530944 Corwin's career included terms as Governor of Ohio (1840-184...

Wereat, John.

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Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900

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Jacob Dolson Cox was born in Montreal (then located in the British colonial Province of Lower Canada) on October 27, 1828. His father and mother respectively were Jacob Dolson Cox and Thedia Redelia (Kenyon) Cox, both Americans and residents of New York. His father Jacob was of Dutch origin, descended from Hanoverian emigrant Michael Cox (Koch) who arrived in New York in 1702. His mother Thedia was descended from Revolutionary War Connecticut soldier Payne Kenyon who was there when British Gener...

Read, Jacob, 1752-1816

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Delegate and Senator of South Carolina; colonel in Revolution; served in S.C. House, 1781-1782, 1789-1794; Speaker of S.C. House, 1789-1794; delegate in Continental Congress; Federalist U.S. Senator, 1795-1801; judge of U.S. Court of the District of S.C., 1801-1816; husband of Catherine Read; brother of William Read (1754-1845). From the description of Jacob Read papers 1752-1816. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44399358 Delegate to the U.S. Continental C...

Rives, John C. (John Cook), 1795-1864

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American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to R. Smith, 1834 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655239 Newspaper publisher, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1834-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20121606 ...

Clift, Wills.

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Taylor, Robert S. (Robert Saxton)

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John Conness

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Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952

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Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. secretary of war. From the description of Papers of Robert Porter Patterson, 1940-1951 (bulk 1940-1947). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74984701 ...

Gadaden, Christopher, 1724-1805

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William Killen

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Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844

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Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 - February 28, 1844) was an American lawyer, judge and politician from Virginia. Upshur was active in Virginia state politics and later served as Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State during the Whig administration of President John Tyler. From the description of Letter, February 9, 1842. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168810 U.S. secretary of the navy, jurist, and Virginia public official. From the description...

J McIntosh

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Marshall, James Wilson, 1810-1885

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California Pioneer. Arrived in California in 1845. He selected site for Sutter's Mill at Coloma in May, 1847, and served as superintendent. Marshall discovered gold at Coloma January 24, 1848. From the description of James Wilson Marshall collection, 1885-1888. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58744653 Discoverer of gold in California (1848). Marshall worked for Capt. John Sutter at time of discovery. Lost lands during subsequent Gold Rush and spent remainder ...

Livingston, Henry Beekman, 1750-1831

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Captain, New York (State) Militia. From the description of Muster roll of the 4th Regiment of Yorkers, 1776 February 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122520103 ...

Benjamin Burtt

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Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824

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Signer Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Mason, 1805 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656239 Att'y General under Jefferson and Madison. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, to Samuel Carsewell, Esq., 1813 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656252 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wilmington, 1822 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656278...

Bryce, Lloyd Stephens, 1851-1917

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Epithet: American politician British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000795.0x000302 Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917) was an American politician, diplomat, author, and editor. After obtaining a degree in law, Bryce began his political career as the paymaster general for New York state (1886-1887). He was elected to the 50th U.S. Congress (1887-1889) and was appointed the U.S. Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg ...

Derby, Richard

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Miss Reed

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Gilmer, Thomas Walker, 1802-1844.

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Governor of and U.S. representative from Virginia. From the description of Letters of Thomas W. Gilmer, 1842-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450478 ...

J. A. Christie

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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar

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Thacher, James, 1754-1844

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Thacher (Honorary M.D., Harvard, 1810) was an American physician and writer, chiefly known for his contributions to American medical history. From the description of Letters of James Thacher, 1781-1842 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281427909 ...

Habijah W. Hoble

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Dwight Foster

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Kelly, Moses.

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Church, Benjamin, Jr.

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Major P. Colomb

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Elbert, Samuel, 1743-1788.

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Wadsworth, Peleg, 1748-1829

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Brig. general of Maine Militia; U.S. representative from Massachusetts; country estate in Hiram, Me. From the description of Maine Militia records, 1822-1838 (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70974611 Brigadier general with Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution; U.S. representative from Massachusetts (District of Maine); and grandfather of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; b. Duxbury, Mass.; d. Hiram, Me. From the desc...

Holt, Joseph.

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Epithet: wool merchant, of Leeds British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000703.0x0002cb ...

Page, John

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John Page was born 17 April 1743 at Rosewell in Gloucester County, Virginia, to Mann Page (b. 1718) and Alice Grymes Page (1723-1746). He attended the College of William and Mary. When the American Revolution began, Page raised a regiment from Gloucester County and received a commission of colonel in the army. He served as lieutenant governor from 1776 to 1779, and in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1781 to 1783, from 1785 to 1788, and from 1797 to 1801. Page was a member of th...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1740-1823

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F. Haines

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Moore, Harry Wilkinson (British architect, 1850-before 1915)

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Preudhomme de Borre.

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Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879

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George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor. From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) American politician. From the description of Autograph letter s...

Gregory, John M.

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Walter Terry Colquitt.

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Gould, Banks & Co.

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Lynch, Thomas, Jr., 1749-1779

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Thomas Lynch Jr. (August 5, 1749 – 1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of South Carolina and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States; his father was unable to sign the Declaration of Independence because of illness. Born in Hopsewee Plantation in Prince George Parish, Winyah, in what is now Georgetown, South Carolina, Lynch was schooled at the Indigo Society School in Georgetown before his parents sent him to England, where he recei...

Alexander Clough

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Hamlin, Charles S.

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Charles Sumner Hamlin (1861–1938) was an American lawyer and politician. He held a number of important political offices, including Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1893-1897, 1913-1914) and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1914-1916). From the guide to the Charles S. Hamlin Letters, 1893-1925, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Lawyer, U.S. assistant secretary of the treasury, and member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Re...

George III

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Epithet: Queen Charlotte Title: of England British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x000087 Epithet: Sophia, Princess, 5th daughter of George III Title: of England British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x000088 ...

Robert Frazer

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Richard Varick's

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Fitzgerald, John

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Epithet: Colonel; Deputy-Governor of Tangier British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000366 Epithet: MP, Director of Pendleton Colliery British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0002d6 Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000368 ...

O. Keeler

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Gordon, Patrick, 1614-1736

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N. Towson

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Ebenezer Cowell

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Humpton, Richard, 1733? -1804

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John Faunce

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Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947

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U.S. secretary of labor and senator from Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers of James J. Davis, 1920-1945 (bulk 1930-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449170 Biographical Note 1873, Oct. 27 Born James J. Davies, Tredagar, Wales 1881 Immigrated to the United States with his parents ...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Wilson, William Lyne, 1843-1900

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William Lyne Wilson was an educator, cabinet officer, representative to Congress, and president of Washington and Lee University from 1897-1900. From the description of Papers, 1862-1980. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 39039977 United States Postmaster General. From the description of Autograph on card, 1895 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588901 ...

Wyllys, Samuel, 1739-1823

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Martin, Luther, 1744-1826.

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Martin served as Maryland's Attorney General from 1778-1805 and from 1818-1822. In 1785, he was a member of the Continental Congress; and in 1787, a member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia. Harper served as a congressman from South Carolina from 1794-1801, after which he practiced law in Baltimore. He was elected to the U.S. Senate From the description of Letter to Robert Goodloe Harper, 30 July 1807. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235127277 ...

Van Wyke

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Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879

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Dix was secretary of state for New York from 1833-1839, and Governor of New York from 1873-1874. From the description of John A. Dix letter : to Thomas Farrington, 1841 November 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 778859074 John Adams Dix and Erasmus Darwin Keyes were both Union Major Generals during the Civil War. Dix was also a former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and went on to become the 24th governor of New York. After Major General Benja...

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1901-1972

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Sign painter and labor union official, of Richmond, Va. From the description of Chester A. Arthur papers, 1913-1962. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19106434 Chester A. Arthur was a sign painter who was born in northern New York. After taking a correspondence course in lettering and sign painting, he served his apprenticeship in New York City. He traveled and worked in upper New York, Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Memphis, Alabama, and Atlanta, before finally s...

Engs, Samuel.

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Cheney, Person Colby, 1828-1901

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Alexander, Robert, fl. 1774-1782

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Henry Merzelius

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Lyttelton, William Henry Lyttelton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Governor of Jamaica (1762-1766). From the description of Letter book, 1763-1766. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19936479 From the description of Letter book, 1763-1766. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270767 English diplomat, Governor of South Carolina 1755-1762. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1771 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590218 From the description of Autograph letter signed...

Wood, Joseph, 1712-1791

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Joseph Wood (1712–1791) was an American planter and soldier from Liberty County, Georgia. He served as a delegate from Georgia to the Continental Congress in 1777 and 1778. Born in Pennsylvania, he moved to St. John's Parish (afterward Liberty County), Georgia about 1774, engaging in planting there. As the American Revolution neared, he was frustrated by the Georgia Assembly's delay in deciding to support the united colonies. They didn't send a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774. In...

Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926

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Secretary of the Department of Labor and Commerce, 1906-1909. From the description of Letter, 1906 Nov. 7, New York, to Lee M. Friedman, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174212191 American ambassador and government official. From the description of Papers, 1869-1947. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122589779 Attorney, businessman, public official, diplomat, U.S. secretary of commerce and labor, and author...

Waterman, L.

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Samuel Holten

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Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865

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Harry H. Hause

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Harrison, William, fl. 1785-1813

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William Knox

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Hall, John, 1729-1797

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John Hall (November 1729 – March 8, 1797) was an American lawyer and statesman from Annapolis, Maryland. Born near Annapolis in Anne Arundel County in the Colony of Maryland, During the American Revolution he was a member of the council of safety, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice at Annapolis. Hall served as delegate to the Maryland convention in 1775 and delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland in 1775. Following his ser...

Brearly, David, 1745-1790

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Brearley was a New Jersey lawyer, served as an officer in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and was a delegate from New Jersey to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was the New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1779-1789 and was appointed a federal judge in 1789 but died shortly thereafter. From the description of [Letter] 1788 May 27, Trenton, [N.J. to] Governor Livingston / David Brearley. (Smith College). WorldCat record ...

Hampton, Wade, 1752? -1835

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Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917

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U.S. secretary of the navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982265 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of Papers [microform], 1876-1882. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62739785 William E. Chandler, a Republican, was U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1889-1901, Assistant ...

Paterson, William, 1745-1806

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Patterson immigrated from Ireland as a child, and practiced law from 1769. He was attorney general of New Jersey (1776-1783), a member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806). From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339803 William Paterson (1745-1806), was a prominent New Jersey attorney, senator (1789), and governor (1791) who became an associa...

Gridley, Richard, 1711-1796

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Harriet A. E. Barrows

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Bishop Berkeley's

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James Munro

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Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796

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Christian Febiger was a colonel with a Virginia regiment during the Revolution. From the description of Letterbooks, 1778-1786. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441747 ...

Guerard

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King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864

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Thomas Butler King, legislator, planter, and politician, was born August 27, 1800, in Palmer, Massachusetts, and died May 10, 1864, in Waynesboro, Georgia. He migrated to Glynn County, Georgia (1820s), married Anna Matilda Page of St. Simons Island (1824), and had three prosperous plantations by the mid 1830s. King was elected a Georgia senator from Glynn County (1832, 1859), and a United States Congressman (1838, 1840, 1844, 1846); was sent to California by President Taylor to urge the formatio...

J. S. Wilson

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Gilman, John Taylor, 1753-1828

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John Taylor Gilman (December 19, 1753 – September 1, 1828) was a farmer, shipbuilder and statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783 and was the fifth governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805, and from 1813 to 1816. Born in Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire, Gilman received a limited education before entering into the family shipbuilding and mercantile businesses. Aged 22, he read aloud a Dunlap Broadsi...

White, James, 1749-1809

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Stephen Lowrey

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Deford Company

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Robert Carter

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Vander Hout, Arnoldus.

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Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899

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U.S. senator from Arkansas. From the description of A.H. Garland letter and address, 1862. (Arkansas History Commission). WorldCat record id: 604884726 American lawyer and politician; Governor of Arkansas. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Little Rock, to the Daily Tribune, 1875 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269572048 American lawyer and politican; Governor of Arkansas. From the description of Signature to printed fo...

Walter I. Woodman

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Gary, James Albert, 1833-1920

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Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894

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Iowa governor, Iowa and U.S. Senator, abolitionist, lawyer. Samuel Kirkwood served as a Republican state senator (1856-1859), Iowa governor (1860-1864, 1876-1877), U.S. senator (1866-1867, 1877-1881), and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1881-1882, under President Garfield). He also served as president of the Iowa and Southwestern Railroad Company and the Iowa City National Bank. From the description of Papers, 1841-1894. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id...

Denny, William

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Epithet: of Add MS 27447 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x000006 Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x000005 ...

Janet Orem Van Buskirk

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James Church.

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Ward, Henry

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Epithet: Perpetual Curate of St. Mark's, Hull British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0001db Epithet: of Shoreditch British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0001da ...

Huntington, Ebenezer, 1754-1834

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The Huntingtons, a prominent Connecticut family, played a important role in the state and national affairs at the time of the Revolutionary War. Besides Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), the signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Connecticut, and Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800), state delegate to the Continental Congress, among the most distinguished members of the extended family were Jabez Huntington (1719-1786), Major-General of the stat...

Nathaniel Appleton

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Partridge, Oliver, 1712-1792.

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Oliver Partridge b. 13 June 1712 Hatfield, Mass.; d. 21 July 1792 Hatfield, Mass.; grad Yale (1730); m. 1734 Anna Williams, dau. of Rev William Williams; Oliver was commissioned a Colonel in 1754. From the description of Oliver Partridge papers, 1754-1758. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 768833318 ...

John Muschett

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Huger, Isaac, 1743-1797

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George Erving

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Sullivan, John L. (John Lawrence), 1899-1982

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John L. Sullivan was born on June 16, 1899 in Manchester, New Hampshire. In 1918 he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, in 1921 he received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and in 1924 he received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. In 1929 he was elected Solicitor, Hillsborough County, Maine, and in 1937 he served as Commander of the New Hampshire Department of the American Legion. In 1939, Sullivan was named Assistant to the U. S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and from 1940 to 1944 he served as ...

Mary Lambol Thomas

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Mrs W C Hunnaman

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Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904

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Raymond Perry Rodgers (December 20, 1849 - December 28, 1925) was an officer in the United States Navy. He achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and succeeded Lt. Theodorus B.M. Mason as the second head of the Office of Naval Intelligence. From the description of Letter, April 3, 1883. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928294 Whitney practiced law in New York City, where he was active in the movement against the Tweed ring. His career also included terms as corporate co...

Morrill, Amos, d. 1810

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Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883

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United States Attorney General. From the description of Jeremiah S. Black letters, 1860-1877. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936671 Biographical Note 1810, Jan. 10 Born, near Stony Creek, Pa. 1830 Admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania ...

Henry, John, Jr.

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DeLancey, Stephen.

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Sylvanus Bourne

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Thomas, G.

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Samuel Roads

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Clinton, James, 1733-1612

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Coler, Bird Sim, 1867-1941

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Wyse, John M.

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Rudolph Aronson

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William Bowles

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Walter R. French

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Hammond, LeRoy.

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Ruth G. Hopkins

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Andrew Johnson

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Dennison, William, 1815-1882

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Lawyer, Ohio state senator, Ohio governor (1860-1862), and U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of Correspondence, 1861. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 40600940 Ohio governor, U.S. postmaster general, and commissioner of the District of Columbia. From the description of Letter, 1878 March 1. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70941725 U.S. postmaster general and governor of Ohio. From the desc...

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825

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James Wilkinson was born in Maryland and served as an officer in the American Revolution. In 1783 he settled in Kentucky, where he engaged in politics, land speculation, and trade. In 1805 he was appointed governor of Upper Louisiana. Wilkinson's activities in the West implicated him in the Spanish Conspiracy and the Burr Conspiracy; he was acquitted by a court of inquiry during the Burr investigation and by a court martial in 1811. He served as a military commander in the West during the War of...

Dickins, Francis Williams, 1844-1910

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Naval officer. From the description of Naval historical collection of Francis Williams Dickins, 1798-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83873343 ...

A. D. Chandler

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Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936

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Papers of Roy D. Chapin, Jr., chairman of the board of American Motors Corporation. From the description of Roy D. Chapin papers, 1942-1978. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419057 President of Hudson Motor Car Company and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1932-1933. From the description of Roy Dikeman Chapin papers, 1886-1937. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418948 Roy D. Chapin, automobile manufacturer and secretar...

Azhbel Green

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William Fox

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David Wilder

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Gerry, Samuel R. (Samuel Russell), 1750-

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John L. Shuff

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Hopkins, Roswell.

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Ash, James

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Samuel Hodgdon

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Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Yates, Peter W. (Peter Waldron), 1747-1826

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Lawyer, member of the N.Y. State Assembly and the Continental Congress. From the description of Letter, 1794 January 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486938 From the description of Letter, 1780 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578430 ...

M. B. Jones

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Forward, Walter, 1786-1852

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Gray, Gordon, 1909-1982

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Gordon Gray (1909-1982), government official, publisher, and educator. A graduate of the Yale Law School, Gray began his professional career as an attorney with a New York Law firm. In 1935, however, he returned to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to practice law. At approximately the same time, he acquired financial interests in the publishing and broadcasting fields. As operator of radio station WSJS and publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Twin City Sentinel, Gray eventually abandoned...

Van Cortlandt, Philip, 1749-1831

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Revolutionary officer and N.Y. legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Tunkanock Creek," to General Edward Hand, 1779 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574076 ...

Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. representative and legislator, army officer, and banker from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067840 Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut. From the description of Jeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780060 ...

Miss Kelley

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Butler, Richard, 1743-1791

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Officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War who later died fighting American Indians in Ohio; co-signer; Continental Congress' envoy to the Western Indians. From the description of Journal of Gen. Richard Butler, 1785-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166427842 Born in Dublin, Ireland, April 1, 1743, the son of Thomas and Eleanor (Parker) Butler. Family emigrated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Served in Bouquet expedition and was in Indian trade at Chil...

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

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Livingston's varied career as American lawyer and statesman is described in detail in the following descriptions of his papers. From the description of Edward Livingston papers, 1683-1877 (bulk 1764-1836). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81576848 Eminent jurist - Minister to France - Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Judge Breckenridge, 1821 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

William Moore

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Blood, Robert O

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Moffatt, John

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Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000570.0x000099 ...

Thacker, George, 1754-1824

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Poe, David

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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 t...

Smith, William Stephens, 1755-1816

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William Stephens Smith (b. November 8, 1755, Suffolk County, NY–d. June 10, 1816, Lebanon, NY) was a United States Representative from New York. He married Abigail "Nabby" Adams, the daughter of President John Adams, and was a brother-in-law of President John Quincy Adams. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1774. He served in the Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to general John Sullivan in 1776. Smith fought in the Battle of Long Island, was wounded...

Ohio Company

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Hannibal Hamlin

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Dunn, Christopher J.C., 1948-

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Benjamin Bowne

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Moultrie, William, 1730-1805

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Revolutionary Army officer and govenor of South Carolina; Captain (Provincial South Carolina Regiment), and Major General (Continental Army); S.C. Governor (1785-1787 and 1792-1794); served in S.C. House, 1783; as Lieutenant Governor, 1784; and in the S.C. Senate, 1787 From the description of William Moultrie papers, 1757-1963 and undated. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44061063 South Carolina plantation owner, author, politician, and Revolutionary War g...

Fisher, Samuel

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Epithet: Perpetual Curate of Hope, in Shelton, county Staffordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x00018b ...

Albert Gallatin

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Stevens, John, 1716-1792

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Alica Johnson

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H. C. Crane

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Lane, Gertrude Battles, -1941

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Ogden, Matthias, -1791

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Murphy, Frank, 1893-1949

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Kay, John, 1838-1905

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Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950

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U.S. secretary of state, statesman, and lawyer. From the description of Bainbridge Colby papers, 1863-1950 (bulk 1912-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293480 Biographical Note 1869, Dec. 22 Born, St. Louis, Mo. 1890 A.B., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. ...

Daugherty, H. M. (Harry Micajah), 1860-1941

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Hatton, Frank, 1846-1894,

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John Meredith

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G. H. St. John

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H. Hough

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Hemphill

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Mrs. H. Wingate

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Toucey, Isaac, 1796-1869

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Naval order, June 9, 1859. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944293 Toucey was Secretary of the Navy, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter, June 15, 1860. (Naval War College). Wor...

McClene, James, 1730-1806

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Hovey, Horace Carter, 1833-1914

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John Nicholas Genin

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Hogun, James, d. 1781

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DeLancey, James, 1702-1760

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Foss, Eugene Noble, 1858-

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