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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, David Bennett 1844- (search)
Hill, David Bennett 1844- Lawyer; born in Havana, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1844; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1864; was a member of the New York Assembly in 1869-71. He presided over the Democratic State conventions of 1877 and 1881; was mayor of Elmira, N. Y., in 1882; lieutenant-governor of New York in 1882-85, and governor in 1885-91. In the David Bennett Hill. latter year he was elected United States Senator and served till 1897. He was a candidate for the Presidential nomination in the National Democratic Convention of 1892, and prior to the convention of 1896, spent several weeks making a political speaking tour of the principal cities of the South on the invitation of the Democratic leaders in that section. In the convention of 1900 he was offered the nomination for Vice-President, but firmly declined it.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
Tam.-Dem. Harris Lewis. John W. Mears. Grover ClevelandDemocrat 1882 Charles J. FolgerRepublican Alphonso A. HopkinsProhibition Epenetus HoweGreenback. David B. HillDemocrat1884 1885 Ira DavenportRepublican H. Clay BascomProhibition 1888Warner MillerRepublican W. Martin JonesProhibition State governors-continued. Nponents.Party. Roswell P. FlowerDemocrat. 1891 J. Sloat FassettRepublican. John W. BruceProhibition. Daniel De LeonSocialist. Levi P. MortonRepublican 1894 David B. HillDemocrat. Everett P. WheelerDemocrat. F. E . BaldwinProhibition. Charles B. MatthewsSocialist. Frank S. BlackRepublican1896Wilbur F. PorterDemocrat. Daniel C. Platt47th1881 Elbridge G. Lapham47th to 49th1881 to 1885 Warner Miller47th to 50th1881to 1887 William M. Evarts49th to 52d1885 to 1891 Frank Hiscock50th to 53d1887 to 1893 David B. Hill52d to 55th1891 to 1897 Edward Murphy, Jr.53d to 56th1893 to 1899 Thomas C. Platt55th to — 1897 to — Chauncey M. Depew56th to —189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sound-money Democrats. (search)
Sound-money Democrats. One of the branches into which the regular Democratic party split in 1896. In the National Democratic Convention in Chicago, July 7-11, the delegates from the New England and Middle States were almost solidly opposed to the free-silver movement, and became known as gold Democrats or soundmoney Democrats. Under the leadership of ex-Governor David B. Hill, of New York, the sound-money delegates undertook to have the following declaration incorporated in the party platform, but the resolution to that end was rejected by a vote of 626 against 303: We declare our belief that the experiment on the part of the United States alone of free-silver coinage, and a change in the existing standard of value independently of the action of other great nations, would not only imperil our finances, but would retard or entirely prevent the establishment of international bimetallism, to which the efforts of the government should be steadily directed. It would place th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
reported by conference committee to House, Sept. 26; approved by the President, Oct. 1, and takes effect Oct. 6, 1890 Tariff (Wilson) bill made public......Nov. 27, 1893 Internal revenue bill containing the income-tax reported to the House......Jan. 24, 1894 Tariff bill with income-tax attached passes the House, 204 to 140......Feb. 1, 1894 Senate passes tariff bill, 39 yeas (thirty-seven Democrats, two Populists), 34 nays (thirty-one Republicans, two Populists, one Democrat, D. B. Hill)......July 3, 1894 Tariff bill received in the House with 633 Senate amendments; rates increased......July 5, 1894 House disagreeing, a conference committee is appointed; the Senate compels the House to adopt its amendments......Aug. 13, 1894 Bill sent to the President Aug. 17, 1894 Becomes a law without his signature......Aug. 27, 1894 Chairman Dingley, of the committee on ways and means, introduces new tariff bill......Dec. 7, 1896 Measure reported from committee on ways
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.....Nov. 29, 1884 Second session meets; President's annual message presented......Dec. 1, 1884 Capstone of the Washington monument, Washington, D. C. (foundation first laid, July 4, 1848), is embedded......Dec. 6, 1884 World's industrial cotton centennial exposition opens at New Orleans; machinery set in motion by President Arthur by telegraph from Washington, and opening address sent by telegraph......Dec. 16, 1884 President-elect Cleveland resigns as governor of New York; David B. Hill, lieutenant-governor, succeeds......Jan. 6, 1885 Schuyler Colfax, born 1823, dies at Mankato, Minn......Jan. 13, 1885 Electoral votes of Iowa and Oregon not reaching the Secretary of State before the first Wednesday in January, Congress appropriates $1,000 to send special messengers for them......Jan. 17, 1885 Act to ascertain claims of American citizens for spoliations by the French prior to July 31, 1801......Jan. 20, 1885 Liberty bell, sent from Philadelphia, arrives at Ne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
atic National Convention in Chicago......July 8, 1884 Grover Cleveland resigns as governor Jan. 6, 1885, having been elected President of the United States, David B. Hill acting governor......1885 Richard Grant White, born 1822, dies at New York City......April 8, 1885 Common schools cost the State $13,466,367.97......1885iagara Falls reservation made a State park......July 16, 1885 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, born 1822, dies at Mount McGregor, near Saratoga......July 23, 1885 David B. Hill, Democrat, elected governor......November, 1885 Commission created to report the most humane and practical method of executing the death sentence......May 17,914,875.02 to......Sept. 30, 1887 John T. Hoffman, born 1828, dies in Germany......June 10, 1888 [Elected governor by the Democrats, 1868 and 1870.] David B. Hill re-elected governor......November, 1888 Centennial of the first inauguration of George Washington celebrated in New York......April 29–May 1, 1889 Popula
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Oration by Hon. D. B. Hill, at the one hundred and Seventeenth anniversary, celebrated at Charlotte, North Carolina, evard called the assemblage in the auditorium to order, and it was 3.30 when Senator Hill finished speaking. His remarks were received with the greatest enthusiasm. e, offered the following resolution: Resolved, That we tender to the Hon. David Bennett Hill, of New York, our thanks for the able, eloquent and patriotic addresen for Ransom, but none of them responded, and after giving three cheers for Senator Hill the meeting broke up. Senator Hill held an informal reception on the platforSenator Hill held an informal reception on the platform, and then returned to his hotel. Dinner was served at 4 o'clock. At 6.30 o'clock Senator Hill, Senator Gray, General Lathrop and the United Press correspondent lefSenator Hill, Senator Gray, General Lathrop and the United Press correspondent left Charlotte on the special car Neva for the North. The day observed in Raleigh. All the State departments and the banks of the city were closed to-day, being St
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
38, 356, 364, 398, 399, 401. McCarthy, Carlton, 261. McCarthy, Capt., Edward, 291. Macaulay, Zachary, a slave-trader, 272. Mahone's Brigade, its part in the battle of the Wilderness, 68, 86. McKethan, Col. H., 172. Mallory, Midshipman C. K., 9. Mansfield, Gen. J. K. F., 11. Marr, Capt. John Q., 65. Mauk, John W., 349. May Dr. Ben. H., color bearer 12th Va. Regiment, Death of, 68, 72, 78. Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 117th Anniversary of, with oration of Hon. D. B. Hill, 335 Medical Corps of the C. S. Army and Navy. The dead of, since 1865, 111; formation of, 112; re-union of survivors of, at Chatttanooga, Tenn., 123,; address before, by Surgeon-General Jones, 137; insignia of, 137; Medical Relief Corps. of, 138. Medical History of C. S. Army and Navy, 109. Merrimac or Virginia, her plan, construction and career, 1, 6. Mingea, Joseph, Death of, 82. Minitree, Col. Joseph P., 77, 93. Minor, C. S. Navy, Lt R. D., 11. Monitor, the Fe