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McKenney, Thomas Lorraine 1785-1859 Author; born in Hopewell, Md., March 21, 1785; was educated in Chestertown, Md.; and was made superintendent of the bureau of Indian affairs in 1824. His publications include Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, etc.; A history of the Indian tribes; Essays on the spirit of Jacksonianism as exemplified in its deadly hostility to the Bank of the United States, etc.; Memoirs, official and personal, with sketches of travels among the Northern and Southern Indians, etc. He died in New York City, Feb. 19, 1859.