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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hughes, Robert William 1821- (search)
Hughes, Robert William 1821- Lawyer; born in Powhatan county, Va., June 16, 1821; educated at the Caldwell Institute, North Carolina; taught school in North Carolina in 1840-42; editor of the Richmond (Va.) Examiner in 1852-57, the Richmond Republic in 1865-6, and the Richmond State journal. He was United States district-attorney for western Virginia in 1871-73; Republican candidate for governor of Virginia in 1873; and author of Law reports; The currency question from a Southern Point of view; The American dollar; and lives of Generals Floyd and Johnston in Pollard's Lee and his Lieutenants.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCloskey, John 1810-1885 (search)
McCloskey, John 1810-1885 Cardinal; born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 20, 1810; graduated at St. Mary's College, in Maryland, in 1827; prepared for the priesthood, and was ordained in 1834. He was chosen the first president of St. John's College, at Fordham, and at the age of thirty-four was consecrated coadjutor to Bishop Hughes, whom he succeeded at the latter's death in 1864. On March 15, 1875, Archbishop McCloskey was elevated to the cardinalate, being the first American priest Cardinal McCloskey. ever so honored. He exercised the office with great dignity, and died in New York City, Oct. 10, 1885.