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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blair, Henry William, 1834- (search)
Blair, Henry William, 1834- Legislator born in Campton, N. H., Dec. 6, 1834; enlisted in the 15th New Hampshire Volunteers at the opening of the Civil War, and became lieutenant-colonel; was wounded at Fort Hudson. He was a member of Congress in 1879-79, and of the United States Senate in 1879-91. He was the author of the famous illiteracy bill which proposed to distribute $77.000,000 to the States in proportion to their illiteracy. This bill was passed by the Senate three times, but faion. He was a member of Congress in 1879-79, and of the United States Senate in 1879-91. He was the author of the famous illiteracy bill which proposed to distribute $77.000,000 to the States in proportion to their illiteracy. This bill was passed by the Senate three times, but failed to become a law. Senator Blair was appointed United States minister to China, but resigned, as the Chinese government objected to him because cause of his opposition to (Chinese immigration to the United States.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
1836 John Page24th 1836 Henry Hubbard24th to 27th 1836 to 1842 Franklin Pierce25th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Leonard Wilcox27th 1842 Levi Woodbury27th to 29th 1842 to 1845 Charles G. Atherton28th to 31st1843 to 1849 Benning J. Jenness29th 1845 to 1846 Joseph Cilley to 1846 to 1847 John P. Hale30th to 33d 1847 to 1853 Moses Norris. Jr.31st to 33d 1849 to 1855 Charles G. Atherton33d 1853 Jared W. Williamsto1853 John S. Wellsto1855 James Bell 34th 1855 to 1857 John P. Hale34th to 38th 1855 to 1865 Daniel Clark35th to 39th 1857 to 1866 George G. Fogg39th 1866 to 1867 Aaron H. Cragin39th to 44th 1866 to 1875 James W. Patterson40th to 43d 1867 to 1873 Bainbridge Wadleigh43d to 46th 1873 to 1879 Edward H. Rollins45th to 48th 1877 to 1883 Henry W. Blair46th to 52d 1879 to 1891 Austin F. Pike48th to 49th 1883 to 1886 Person C. Cheney49th to 50th 1886 to1888 William E. Chandler50th to 57th 1888 to 1901 Jacob H. Gallinger52d to — 1891 to — Henry E. Burnham57th to —190
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
...April 2, 1891 Senator George F. Edmunds resigns, to take effect Nov. 1......April 6, 1891 Phineas T. Barnum, born 1810, dies at Bridgeport, Conn.......April 7, 1891 Patent centennial opened in Washington by President Harrison......April 8, 1891 President Harrison and party leave Washington for an extended trip in the South and West......April 14, 1891 Resignation of Senator John H. Reagan, of Texas, to take effect June 10......April 24, 1891 China formally objects to Henry W. Blair as minister from the United States because of his speech in Congress against the Chinese......April 28, 1891 Charles Pratt, philanthropist, born. 1830, dies at New York City......May 4, 1891 United States marshal, at the request of Chilean minister, seizes the Chilean insurgent transport Itata at San Diego, Cal.......May 6, 1891 Itata sails from San Diego, carrying off the United States deputy marshal......May 7, 1891 [The marshal was landed some 8 miles south of San Diego