William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913.

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William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913.

Political and business correspondence, notes and addresses, and other materials relating to his business interests and political career; also papers concerning his trips to Alaska, British Guiana, and Panama. Correspondents include: Russell A. Alger, James B. Angell, Gerrit J. Diekema, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Harrison, Frank Knox, Charles E. Townsend, James Schermerhorn, Henry C. Smith, and Fred M. Warner.

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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...

Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924

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Republican congressman from Michigan, 1903-1911, and U.S. Senator, 1911-1922. From the description of Charles Elroy Townsend papers, 1905-1922. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422290 ...

Warner, Frederick Maltby, 1865-1923

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Fred M. Warner, of Farmington, Oakland County, was born in Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, July 21, 1865. His mother died shortly after moving to the U.S. He was adopted by Hon. P.D. Warner of Farmington. Fred Warner attended the State Agricultural College for one term before becoming a clerk in his father's store. He took over the business and successfully ran it for 20 years. In 1889, he established a large cheese factory in Farmington, which led to the establishment of other factories acr...

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 (...

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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. He barely knew his mother, who lived on a different plantation and died when he was a young child and never discovered the identity of his father. When he turned eight years old, his slaveowner hired him out to work as a body servant in Baltimore. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and wr...

Diekema, Gerrit J. (Gerrit John), 1859-1930

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Gerrit John Diekema received his bachelors degree from Hope College in 1881, his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1885, and an honorary law degree from Hope College in 1913. After passing the bar exam in 1883, he set up practice in Holland and formed the law firm of Diekema and Kollen in 1901 with his brother-in-law, George R. Kollen. In 1885 Diekema began his long political career with his election to the first of four terms as Michigan state representative. From the de...

Wedemeyer, William W. (William Walter), 1873-1913

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William Walter Wedemeyer was born near Lima Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 22, 1873. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1895. He began his political and public service career as a member of the board of school examiners in 1894 and 1895, as county commissioner of schools 1895-1897, and as deputy commissioner of railroads for Michigan 1897-1899. Active in the Republican Party, Wedemeyer was chairman of the Republican State convention in 1903 and a memb...

Smith, Henry C. (Henry Cassorte), 1856-1911

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Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907

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Alger (1836-1907) served as U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-1907. He was a Republican. (Information from Senators of the U.S.). Scripps served as Michigan Senator from the Third District, 1903-1904. He was born in England in 1835 and came to the U.S. in 1844. Scripps worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune in 1857. After settling in Detroit in 1859, he managed the Detroit Tribune until 1863 when he founded the Detroit Evening News. In 1862, Scripps married Harriet J. Messinger. He was acti...

Schermerhorn, James, 1865-1941

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Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916

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American educator who served as the president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Letter, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367566221 President of the University of Michigan, minister to China and Turkey. From the description of James Burrill Angell papers, 1845-1916. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419061 Editor of Providence Journal, 1860-1866. From the description of Letter, [ca.1860-1866], Providence,...