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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838- (search)
Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838- Statesman; born in Henderson, N. Y., June 16, 1838; Cushman Kellogg Davis. graduated at the University of Michigan in 1857; studied law and began practice in Waukesha, Wis. During the Civil War he served three years in the Union army. In 1865 he removed to St. Paul, Minn. He was a member of the Minnesota legislature in 1867; United States district attorney for Minnesota in 1868-73; governor of Minnesota in 1874-75; and elected to the United States Senate inCushman Kellogg Davis. graduated at the University of Michigan in 1857; studied law and began practice in Waukesha, Wis. During the Civil War he served three years in the Union army. In 1865 he removed to St. Paul, Minn. He was a member of the Minnesota legislature in 1867; United States district attorney for Minnesota in 1868-73; governor of Minnesota in 1874-75; and elected to the United States Senate in 1887, 1893, and 1899. For several years he was chairman of the Senate committee on foreign relations, and familiarity with the international affairs of the United States led to his appointment as a member of the commission to negotiate peace with Spain after the war of 1898. He published The law in Shakespeare. He died in St. Paul, Nov. 27, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKinley, William 1843- (search)
endered to the commander of the American forces. Peace envoys' instructions. Following these brilliant victories, on Aug. 12, 1898, upon the initiative of Spain, hostilities were suspended and a protocol was signed with a view to arranging terms of peace between the two governments. In pursuance thereof I appointed as commissioners the following distinguished citizens to conduct the negotiations on the part of the United States: William R. Day, of Ohio; William P. Frye, of Maine; Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota; George Gray, of Delaware, and Whitelaw Reid, of New York. In addressing the peace commission before its departure for Paris, I said: It is my wish that throughout the negotiations intrusted to the commission the purpose and spirit with which the United States accepted the unwelcome necessity of war should be kept constantly in view. We took up arms only in obedience to the dictates of humanity and in the fulfilment of high public and moral obligations. We had no
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
rch 4, 1853 Samuel Medaryappointed1857 State governors. Henry H. Sibley elected 1857 Alexander RamseyelectedOct. 1858 Stephen Miller elected Oct. 1863 William R. Marshall, RepelectedNov. 7, 1865 Horace Austin, Rep elected Nov. 1869 Cushman K. Davis, Rep elected Nov. 1873 John S. Pillsbury, RepelectedNov. 2, 1875 Lucius F. Hubbard, RepelectedNov. 1881 Andrew R. McGill, RepelectedNov. 2, 1886 William R. Merriam, Repelected Nov. 1888 William R. Merriam, Repterm beginsJan. 1891 Knutes 35th 1858 to 1859 Morton S. Wilkinson 36th to 38th 1859 to 1865 Alexander Ramsey 38th 1863 Daniel S. Norton 39th to 41st 1865 to 1870 William Windom 41st to 45th 1870 to 1881 Ozora P. Stearns 41st to 43d 1871 to 1875 Samuel J. R. McMillan 44th to 49th 1875 to 1887 Dwight M. Sabin 47th to 49th 1881 to 1887 Cushman K. Davis 50th to 56th 1887 to 1900 William D. Washburn 51st to 54th 1889 to 1895 Knute Nelson 54th to — 1895 to — Moses E. Clapp 56th to — 1900 to — Mills at Minn
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, treaty with (search)
ee Cuba), the following were appointed commissioners to negotiate peace: On the part of the United States: William R. Day, of Ohio, ex-Secretary of State; Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota, United States Senator; William P. Frye, of Maine, United States Senator; George Gray, of Delaware, United States Senator; Whitelaw Reid, of Ne war now existing between the two countries, have for that purpose appointed as plenipotentiaries: The President of the United States: William R. Day, Cushman K. Davis, William P. Frye, George Gray, and Whitelaw Reid, citizens of the United States. And her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain: Don Eugenio Montero Rios, p Done in duplicate at Paris, the tenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight. [seal.] William R. Day, Cushman K. Davis, William P. Frye, George Gray, Whitelaw Reid, Eugenio Montero Rios, B. De Abarzuza, J. De Garnica, W. R. De Villa Urrutia, Rafael Cerero. Spain
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ny serious damage.] Democratic National Convention at St. Louis nominates Bryan and Stevenson......July 5, 1900 Six thousand two hundred troops ordered to China......July 8, 1900 Ex-Secretary of State Jacob D. Cax dies at Oberlin, O.......Aug. 4, 1900 Relief for the destitute miners at Cape Nome authorized......Aug. 31, 1900 Ex-Secretary of State John Sherman dies at Washington......Oct. 22, 1900 United States cruiser Yosemite wrecked at Guam......Nov. 13, 1900 Senator Cushman K. Davis dies......Nov. 27, 1900 The Philippine commission orders all laws printed in English......Dec. 21, 1900 Reapportionment Act, 386 members of the House of Representatives......Jan. 16, 1901 The army reorganization bill approved......Feb. 2, 1901 The centenary of John Marshall's inauguration as chief-justice of the United States Supreme Court celebrated......Feb. 4, 1901 War Department closes canteens......Feb. 4, 1901 Russia adds 30 per cent. to customs duties on cer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
1892 Fire in Minneapolis; loss, $2,000,000......Aug. 13, 1893 Forest fires destroy towns of Hinckley and Sandstone, causing the death of 417 people; 2,200 homeless and destitute; property loss about $1,000,000......Sept. 1, 1894 Red Lake Indian reservation diminished to about a quarter part of its former area; the remainder opened for settlement......May 15, 1896 Minnesota supplied four regiments for the Spanish war, being the first State to respond to the President's call......May 7, 1898 Corner-stone of new capitol laid......July 27, 1898 Semi-centennial of the Territory and State celebrated by the old settlers......June 1, 1899 Semi-centennial of the historical society celebrated......Nov. 15, 1899 Population of Minnesota, at the national census, 1,751,394; of its five leading cities: Minneapolis, 202,718; St. Paul, 163,065; Duluth, 52,969; Winona, 19,714, and Stillwater, 12,318......1900 Senator Cushman K. Davis dies......Nov. 27, 1900 Mississippi