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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...
Early settler of Shelbyville, Illinois, founder of the first bank in that city, Illinois legislator and president of the board of Canal Commissioners overseeing the building of the Illinois-Michigan Canal. Born in Hanover, Virginia, the son of Reuben, a lawyer, and Mildred Grywes Thornton. He was a Captain in the cavalry company of Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812 and was rewarded for his success in that with promotion to Major and in 1827 a commission from John Q. Adams to Brigadier Gene...
Illinois branch of U.S Democratic Party. From the description of Speech notes, 1860 July 25. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 34608028 ...
Illinois politician and soldier. From the description of Report, 1861 Nov. 12. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252333 Prior to his appointment as Brigadier General of the volunteers by Abraham Lincoln, McClernand had served in the Black Hawk War, studied law and passed the bar, been elected to the Illinois legislature and to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served under Grant at Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Arkansas Post, until ...
From Jacksonville, Illinois, sixth governor of the state, had previously served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the state legislature, and U.S. Congress. Born in Paris, Kentucky, came to Illinois, where his brother Matthew was the publisher of the Kaskaskia "Herald", after the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Caldwell Smith in 1828 and the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ill. Duncan had been quite wealthy, but due to financial problems within the state and a corrupt relative, he died leav...
Lawyer, Mount Carmel and Charleston, Illinois; quartermaster, Black Hawk War; state's attorney, Wabash Circuit, 1835; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1838-1840, 1842-1843, 1879-1880; member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1843-1849, 1851-1853. From the description of Letter: Charleston, [Ill.], 62 Dec. 7. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30463383 From the description of Legal documents, 1835-1857. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar...