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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878 (search)
Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878 Journalist; born in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 9, 1826; entered the printing-office of the Springfield Republican while a boy. and soon became the general manager of the paper. On the death of his father in 1851 the entire management devolved on him. The paper acquired the largest circulation of any daily paper in New England outside of Boston, and exerted a large influence not only throughout New England but in the country at large. In 1872 the Republican became an independent paper and supported Mr. Greeley. He died in Springfield, Mass., Jan. 16, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
our years. He resigned his seat in the Senate in January, 1861, and was chosen provisional President of the Southern Confederacy in February. In November, 1861, he was elected permanent President for six years. Early in April, 1865, he and his associates in the government fled from Richmond, first to Danville, Va., and then towards the Gulf of Mexico. He was arrested in Georgia, taken to Fort Monroe, and confined on a charge of treason for about two years, when he was released on bail, Horace Greeley's name heading the list of bondsmen for $100,000. He was never tried. He published The rise and fall of the Confederate government (1881). He died in New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1889. Mr. Davis was at his home, not far from Vicksburg, when apprised of his election as President of the Confederacy formed at Montgomery, February, 1861. He hastened to that city, and his journey was a continuous ovation. He made twenty-five speeches on the way. Members of the convention and the authoriti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democratic party. (search)
sued. Then followed the Democratic administration of Polk, succeeded (1849-53) by another Whig administration. Pierce and Buchanan were the last Presidents elected by the party for a long period. In the general confusion caused by the increasing prominence of slavery the Democrats at first profited, while the Whigs disappeared. In the Civil War many war Democrats acted temporarily with the Republicans. McClellan, though defeated, received a large popular vote in 1864. Seymour in 1868, Greeley in 1872 were defeated. In 1876 the Democrats came near success (see electoral commission; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard; Tilden, Samuel Jones). The House was now frequently Democratic, but the Presidency was again taken by their competitors in 1880. In 1884 they succeeded in a close campaign. The two wings of the party, revenue reform and protectionist, long refused to work together. Under the leadership of Morrison, Carlisle, and Cleveland, tariff reform became the dominating issue. Defe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaillardet, Theodore Frederic 1808-1882 (search)
Gaillardet, Theodore Frederic 1808-1882 Journalist; born in Auxerre, France, April 7, 1808; emigrated to the United States and established the Courrier des √Čtats-unis in New York; took part in the Presidential canvass of 1872 on behalf of Horace Greeley. He is the author of Profession de foi et considerations sur le systeme republicain des Etats-Unis, and of a large number of communications on American subjects which appeared in the leading French newspapers. He died in Plessy-Bouchard, France, Aug. 12, 1882
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George, Henry 1839- (search)
e Journal. His inability to secure news from the Eastern States because he was not a member of the press association led to the speedy failure of this enterprise. After various other unsuccessful projects he was offered a place on the staff of the San Francisco Times, of which he later became managing editor. He was subsequently connected with the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Herald, and the Oakland Recorder. In 1872 he was a delegate to the convention which nominated. Horace Greeley for the Presidency, and in the same year he established the San Francisco Evening post, the first one-cent paper on the Pacific coast. In 1880 he removed to New York, and in the following year went to Ireland to write up the land question for several American newspapers. In 1886 he was the candidate of the United labor party (q. v.) for mayor of New York, and in the election polled 68,110 votes. In 1887 he founded The standard and with the Rev. Edward McGlynn, D. D. (q. v.), an eminen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
ly to current literature, in 1834, of which Mr. Greeley was editor. The paper reached a circulatiof that year the Weekly Tribune was issued. Mr. Greeley formed a partnership with Thomas McElrath, It is evident now that for a year or more Mr. Greeley's brain, overworked, was disturbed; and as ied in Pleasantville, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1872. Mr. Greeley was the author of several books, his most c War, in 6 volumes, The American conflict. Mr. Greeley died in a full belief in the doctrine of unh way. Considerable correspondence ensued. Mr. Greeley went to Niagara Falls. Then the Confederatd the President sent positive instructions to Greeley prescribing explicitly what propositions he whoice. On the day following the nomination Mr. Greeley retired from all connection with the editor on July 9, and also gave its nomination to Mr. Greeley. To the address of the committee on notifi for our country her glorious, beneficent destiny. I remain, gentlemen, yours, Horace Greeley.[8 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, Benjamin Harvey 1823- (search)
ceptional orator. In 1859 he was elected State Senator; in 1860 was a Bell and Everett Presidential elector; and in 1861 was a Unionist member of the State secession convention, in which he made a strong argument against the ordinance of secession. Later in the latter year he became a member of the Confederate provisional Congress and a member of the Confederate Senate, in which he served till the close of the war. After the war he opposed the reconstruction acts of Congress; supported Horace Greeley for the Presidency in 1872; was elected to Congress to fill a vacancy in 1875 and for a full term in 1876; and on Jan. 17, 1877, made a speech on the electoral commission bill, which he asserted was fully constitutional, wise in its provisions, and patriotic in its purpose. While yet serving as a Representative he was elected to the United States Senate, and occupied the seat till his death, in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 19, 1882. After his death a monument was erected to his memory in Atlanta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Reverdy 1796-1876 (search)
Johnson, Reverdy 1796-1876 Statesman; born in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 1796; was admitted to the bar in 1815. After serving two terms in his State Senate, he was United States Senator from 1845 to 1849, when he became United States Attorney-General under President Taylor. Mr. Johnson was a delegate to the Peace Convention; United States Senator from 1863 to 1868; and minister to Great Britain in 1868-69, negotiating a treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims (q. v.) Reverdy Johnson. question, which was rejected by the United States Senate. He was recalled by Richard Mentor Johnson. President Grant in 1869; supported Horace Greeley in the Presidential campaign of 1872. He died in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 10, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberal Republican party, (search)
civil service, universal suffrage, universal amnesty, and the cessation of unconstitutional laws to cure Ku-klux disorders, irreligion, or intemperance. On May 1, 1872, this fusion held a national convention in Cincinnati, which nominated Horace Greeley, of New York, for President, and B. Gratz Brown, of Missouri, for Vice-President. On July 9 the Democratic National Convention adopted the platform and candidates of the Cincinnati convention, and in the ensuing election the ticket of Greeleent, and B. Gratz Brown, of Missouri, for Vice-President. On July 9 the Democratic National Convention adopted the platform and candidates of the Cincinnati convention, and in the ensuing election the ticket of Greeley and Brown was overwhelmingly defeated. The party really became disintegrated before the election, but after that event its dissolution was rapid, and by 1876 there were only a few men in Congress who cared to acknowledge that they were Liberal Republicans. See Greeley, Horace.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), O'Conor, Charles 1804-1884 (search)
O'Conor, Charles 1804-1884 Lawyer; born in New York City, Jan. 22, 1804; admitted to the bar in 1824. He was connected with many of the most prominent legal cases, the most famous of which were the suits against the Tammany ring in 1871, in which William M. Evarts, James Emmot, and Wheeler H. Peckham were associated with him. In 1872 Mr. O'Conor was nominated for Vice-President by that portion of the Democratic party which was opposed to the election of Horace Greeley. Mr. O'Conor was one of the counsel of Samuel J. Tilden before the electoral commission in 1876. He died in Nantucket, Mass., May 12, 1884.
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