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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant, ad interimAug.12, 1867 Lorenzo Thomas, ad interimFeb. 21, 1868 John M. Schofield May 28, 1868 John A. Rawlins March11, 1869 William W. Belknap Oct. 25, 1869 Alphonso Taft March 8, 1876 James D. Cameron May 22, 1876 George W. McCrary March12, 1877 Alexander Ramsey Dec. 10, 1879 Robert T. Lincoln .March 5, 1881 William C. Endicott March 6, 1885 Redfield Proctor March 5, 1889 Stephen B. Elkins Dec. 17, 1891 Daniel S. Lamont March 6, 1893 Russel A. Alger March 5, 1897 Elihu Root Aug. 1, 1899 March 5,1901 secretaries of the Navy. Benjamin Stoddert May 21, 1798 Robert SmithJuly 15, 1801 Name.Appointed. J. Crowninshield March 3, 1805 Paul Hamilton March 7, 1809 William Jones Jan. 12, 1813 B. W. Crowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Robert Todd 1843- (search)
Lincoln, Robert Todd 1843- Lawyer; born in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 1, 1843; eldest son of Abraham Lincoln; graduated at Harvard College in 1864; studied at its Law School, but left to enter the army, acting as assistant adjutant-general on the staff of General Grant. He resumed the study of law in Chicago, where he was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1881-85 he was Secretary of War, and in 1889-93 was United States minister to Great Britain. After the death of George M. Robert Todd Linrvard College in 1864; studied at its Law School, but left to enter the army, acting as assistant adjutant-general on the staff of General Grant. He resumed the study of law in Chicago, where he was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1881-85 he was Secretary of War, and in 1889-93 was United States minister to Great Britain. After the death of George M. Robert Todd Lincoln. Pullman, in 1897, for whose company he had been counsel, he was made acting president of the Pullman Palace Car Company.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Locke, David Ross 1833-1888 (search)
Locke, David Ross 1833-1888 (better known by the pen name of petroleum V. Nasby), satirist; born in Vestal, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1833; was successively editor and publisher of the Plymouth Advertiser, Mansfield Herald, Bucyrus Journal, and Findlay Jeffersonian in 1852 – 60. He later became proprietor and editor of the Toledo Blade, in which were published his famous Nasby letters. Mr. Locke declined the tender of public office from Presidents Lincoln and Grant, the latter offering him an important foreign mission. In 1871 he became managing editor of the Evening mail in New York City. Among his publications are Divers views, opinions, and prophecies of yours truly; Swingina round the Cirkle; The moral history of America's life struggle; The morals of Abou ben Adhem, or Eastern fruit in Western dishes, etc. He died in Toledo, O., Feb. 15, 188
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ry of State, resigns......June 4, 1892 Dam at Spartansburg, Pa., bursts, causing a flood and the breaking of tanks of gasoline, which ignites on Oil Creek between Titusville and Oil City; flood and fire result in the loss of over 100 lives......June 5, 1892 Republican National Convention assembles at Minneapolis, Minn., June 7; Governor McKinley, of Ohio, permanent chairman, June 8; on first ballot Benjamin Harrison receives 535 1/6 votes; Blaine, 182 1/6; McKinley, 182; Reed, 4; Robert T. Lincoln, 1. On motion of Charles McKinley the nomination of Harrison is made unanimous. At the evening session Whitelaw Reid, of New York, is nominated for Vice-President by acclamation......June 10, 1892 President Harrison, by message to Congress, recommends retaliation against Canada for discrimination against American vessels......June 20, 1892 Democratic National Convention meets in Chicago, Ill., June 21; W. L. Wilson, of West Virginia, chosen permanent chairman, June 22; first ba
winter of......1876 State board of health organized......1878 Militia law: entire male population to be enrolled and 8,000 organized and armed; no other military organizations to parade or drill unless licensed......May 28, 1879 Board of fish commissioners created by legislature......1879 Bureau of labor statistics established......1879 Republican National Convention meets at Chicago......June 2, 1880 Greenback National Convention meets at Chicago......June 2, 1880 Robert T. Lincoln, Secretary of War......March 5, 1881 Aurora the first city in the world to light its streets with electricity......1881 Governor Cullom, elected United States Senator, is succeeded by John M. Hamilton......Feb. 7, 1883 Chicago voice and hearing school for the deaf opened at Englewood......1883 Haymarket massacre by anarchists......May 4, 1886 Gen. John A. Logan, United States Senator, dies at Washington......Dec. 26, 1886 Chicago University endowed with $1,600,000 by