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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
s of taxable property aggregated $953,099,574; and in 1900 the entire bonded debt consisted of $18,500 in bonds, which had ceased to draw interest and never been presented for payment. The population in 1890 was 3,826,351; in 1900, 4,821,550. See United States, Illinois, vol. IX. Territorial Governor. Ninian EdwardscommissionedApril 24, 1809 State governors. Shadrach Bondassumes office1818 Edward Coles1822 Ninian Edwards1826 John Reynolds1830 William L. D. Ewingacting1834 Joseph Duncanassumes office1834 Thomas Carlin1838 Thomas Ford1842 Augustus C. French1846 Joel A. Matteson1853 William H. Bissell1857 John WoodactingMarch 18, 1860 Richard Yatesassumes officeJanuary, 1861 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1865 John M. PalmerJanuary, 1869 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1873 John L. BeveridgeactingMarch 4, 1873 Shelby M. Cullomassumes officeJanuary, 1877 John M. HamiltonactingFeb. 7, 1883 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1885 Joseph W. FiferJanuary, 1889 John P. AltgeldJa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McArthur, Duncan 1772- (search)
McArthur, Duncan 1772- Military officer; born in Dutchess county, N. Y., June 14, 1772. His father removed to the Ohio frontier of Pennsylvania when Duncan was only eight years of age. At eighteen He volunteered in defence of the frontier against the Indians, and served in Harmar's campaign (see Harmar, Josiah ). McArthur became a surveyor, and, Duncan McArthur. purchasing large tracts, became possessed of much landed wealth. He was a member of the Ohio legislature in 1805, and in 1808 became major-general of the State militia. When war was kindling he was chosen colonel of the Ohio volunteers, and was second in command at the surrender of Detroit (q. v.)In the spring of 1813 he was promoted to brigadier-general, and in 1814 succeeded General Harrison in command of the Army of the West. Late in the summer of 1814, the critical situation of General Brown's army on the Niagara frontier induced General McArthur to make a terrifying raid in the western part of Canada, to div
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Pierpont 1837- (search)
Morgan, John Pierpont 1837- Capitalist; born in Hartford, Conn., April 17, 1837; son of Junius Spencer Morgan (born April 14, 1813; died April 8, 1890); was educated in the English High School of Boston, and at the University of Gottingen. Germany. Returning to the United States in 1857 he entered the banking-house of Duncan, Sherman & Co., and in 1860 became American agent of the London house of George Peabody & Co. In 1871 he became a partner in the firm of Drexel, Morgan & Co., which later became J. Pierpont Morgan & Co. Mr. Morgan's firm has been conspicuous for many years in the reorganization of large industrial and railroad interests, and as syndicate managers. In 1895 the firm agreed to supply the United States government with 3,500,000 ounces of standard gold coin at the rate of $17.80 per ounce, for thirty-year 4-per-cent. bonds, and later in the year, when the financial situation again became alarming, the firm organized a syndicate which took $37,911,350 of a new