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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836- (search)
Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836- Secretary of War: born in Lafayette, O., Feb. 27, 1836; worked on a farm for years earning Russell A. Alger. money to defray the expenses of his education. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, but was forced by ill health to give up practice. When the Civil War broke out he entered the Union army as a captain, and rose to brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. After the war he entered the lumber business, in which he acquired a large fortune. He was govRussell A. Alger. money to defray the expenses of his education. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, but was forced by ill health to give up practice. When the Civil War broke out he entered the Union army as a captain, and rose to brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. After the war he entered the lumber business, in which he acquired a large fortune. He was governor of Michigan in 1885-87; was a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1888; was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1889-90; and became Secretary of War under President McKinley in 1897. During almost all of the American-Spanish War in 1898 he was subjected to much public censure on account of alleged shortcomings in the various bureaus of the War Department. He resigned his office in 1899, and wrote a history of the war with Spain.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
15. Indianapolis, Ind., 1881; George S. Merrill, Massachusetts. 16. Baltimore, Md., 1882; Paul Van Der Voort, Nebraska. 17. Denver, Col., 1883; Robert B. Beatte, Pennsylvania. 18. Minneapolis, Minn., 1884; John S. Kountz, Ohio. 19. Portland, Me., 1885; S. S. Burdett, Washington. 20. San Francisco, Cal., 1886; Lucius Fairchild, Wisconsin. 21. St. Louis, Mo., 1887; John P. Rea, Minnesota. 22. Columbus, O., 1888; William Warner, Missouri. 23. Milwaukee, Wis., 1889; Russell A. Alger, Michigan. 24. Boston, Mass., 1890; Wheelock G. Veasey, Vermont. 25. Detroit, Mich., 1891; John Palmer, New York. 26. Washington, 1892; A. G. Weissert, Wisconsin. 27. Indianapolis, Ind., 1893; John G. B. Adams, Massachusetts. 28. Pittsburg, Pa., 1894; Thomas G. Lawler, Illinois. 29. Louisville, Ky., 1895; Ivan N. Walker, Indiana. 30. St. Paul, Minn., 1896; Thaddeus S. Clarkson, Nebraska. 31. Buffalo, N. Y., 1897; John P. S. Gobin, Pennsylvania. 32. Cincinnati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
heus Felch 1846 to 1847 William L. Greenley 1847 Epaphroditus Ransom 1848 to 1850 John S. Barry 1850 to 1852 Robert McClelland 1852 to 1853 Andrew Parsons 1853 to 1855 Kingsley S. Bingham 1855 to 1859 Moses Wisner 1859 to 1861 Austin Blair 1861 to 1865 Henry H. Crapo 1865 to 1869 Henry P. Baldwin 1869 to 1873 John J. Bagley 1873 to 1877 Charles M. Crosswell 1877 to 1881 David H. Jerome 1881 to 1883 Josiah W. Begole 1883 to 1885 State governors—Continued. Name. Term. Russell A. Alger 1885 to 1887 Cyrus G. Luce 1887 to 1891 Edwin B. Winans 1891 to 1893 John T. Rich1893 to 1896 Hazen S. Pingree 1896 to 1900 Aaron T. Bliss 1900 to — United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Lucius Lyon24th to 25th 1837 to 1839 John Norvell 24th to 26th 1837 to 1841 Augustus S. Porter 26th to 28th 1839 to 1845 William Woodbridge 27th to 29th 1841 to 1847 Lewis Cass 29th to 30th 1845 to 1848 Thomas Fitzgerald 30th 1849 Alpheus Felch 30th to 32d 1847 to 1853 Le
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
allots are cast on June 22, three on June 23, and three on June 25. The results of the first and eighth ballots for the four principal candidates were as follows: 1st.8th. Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana80544 John Sherman, of Ohio229118 Russell A. Alger, of Michigan84100 Walter Q. Gresham, of Illinois11169 Levi P. Morton, of New York, nominated for Vice-President......June 25, 1888 Monument to Francis Scott Key unveiled in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Cal......July 4, 1888 Cen....June 15, 1899 The President calls for ten regiments to quell Philippine insurrection......July 7, 1899 [For an account of the insurrection, and chronology of the main events, see Aguinaldo; Philippines, etc.] Elihu Root succeeds Russell A. Alger as Secretary of War......July 22, 1899 Reciprocity treaty with France signed......July 24, 1899 Hurricane at Porto Rico, many hundreds of lives lost......Aug. 8, 1899 National export exposition opened at Philadelphia......Sept. 14,