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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCrary, George Washington 1835-1890 (search)
McCrary, George Washington 1835-1890 Statesman; born in Evansville, Ind., Aug. 29, 1835; received an academic education; was admitted to the bar in Keokuk, Ia., in 1856; was a Republican Representative in Congress in 1868-77. He brought before Congress the first bill suggesting the creation of an electoral commission; was appointed Secretary of War, March 12, 1877, but resigned in December, 1879, to become a judge of the United States circuit court. He served in this office till March, 1884, when he resigned and settled in Kansas City, Mo., where he resumed private practice. Among his publications is American law of elections. He died in St. Joseph, Mo., June 23, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
eturns July, 1873)......December, 1872 Third session begins. Dec. 2, 1872 President's annual message received......Dec. 2, 1872 Resolutions of Mr. Blaine adopted in the House, to investigate the accusation in the public press that members of the House had been bribed in behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad by stock in the Credit Mobilier of America, and Luke P. Poland, of Vermont; Nathaniel P. Banks, of Massachusetts; James B. Beck, of Kentucky; William E. Niblack, of Indiana, and George W. McCrary, of Iowa, appointed the committee......Dec. 2, 1872 Credit Mobilier investigation to be henceforth conducted in open session by resolution of the House......Jan. 6, 1873 Resolution adopted by the House to investigate the relations of the Credit Mobilier and the Union Pacific Railroad Company to the government......Jan. 6, 1873 Committee appointed to investigate: J. M. Wilson, Indiana; Samuel Shellabarger, Ohio; Henry W. Slocum, New York; Thos. Swann, Maryland; and Geo. F. Hoar
25, 1869 Legislature ratifies Fifteenth Amendment to Constitution......Feb. 3, 1870 Corner-stone of new capitol laid......Nov. 22, 1871 Law passed restricting sale of liquors and limiting licensees' profit to 33 per cent......1872 Act passed abolishing penalty of death......1872 State convention of Patrons of Husbandry at Des Moines......January, 1873 Governor Kirkwood, elected United States Senator, resigns, and is succeeded by Joshua G. Newbold......January, 1876 Geo. W. McCrary appointed Secretary of War......March 12, 1877 Canal around Des Moines Rapids at Keokuk, 7 12/ miles long, and costing $4,500,000, is formally opened......August, 1877 Bill abolishing capital punishment repealed, and the jury empowered to hang convicted murderers, or imprison for life......1878 State board of health organized......1880 Drake University at Des Moines opened and chartered......1881 Prohibitory liquor law goes into effect......July 4, 1884 State capitol