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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
iate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, who should, on Jan. 30, select another of the justices of the Supreme Court, the entire commission to be presided over by the associate justice longest in commission. After much debate, the bill passed both Houses. It became a law, by the signature of the President, Jan. 29, 1877. The next day the two Houses each selected five of its members to serve on the Electoral Commission, the Senate members being George F. Edmunds (Vt.), Oliver P. Morton (Ind.), Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (N. J.), Thomas F. Bayard (Del.), and Allen G. Thurman (O.), and the House members, Henry B. Payne (O.), Eppa Hunton (Va.), Josiah G. Abbott (Mass.), James A. Garfield (O.), and George F. Hoar (Mass.). Senator Francis Kernan (N. Y.) was afterwards substituted for Senator Thurman, who had become ill. Judges Clifford, Miller, Field, and Strong, of the Supreme Court, were named in the bill, and these chose as the fifth member of associate justices Josep
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
s officeDec. 9, 1840 James Whitcombassumes officeDec. 6, 1843 Joseph A. Wrightassumes officeDec. 6, 1849 Ashbel P. Willardassumes officeJan. 12, 1857 Abraham A. Hammondassumes officeOct. 1860 Henry S. Laneelected U. S. SenatorJan. 1861 Oliver P. Mortonassumes officeJan. 1861 Conrad Bakerassumes officeJan. 1867 Thomas A. Hendricksassumes officeJan. 1873 James D. Williamsassumes officeJan. 1877 Albert G. Porterassumes officeJan. 1881 Isaac P. Grayassumes officeJan. 1885 Alvin P. Hovey(. Cathcart32d1852 to 1853 John Petit32d to 33d1853 to 1856 Graham N. Fitch34th to 36th1857 to 1860 Henry S. Lane37th to 39th1861 to 1867 Joseph A. Wright37th1861 to 1862 David Turpie37th1863 Thomas A. Hendricks38th to 40th1863 to 1869 Oliver P. Morton40th to 45th1867 to 1877 Daniel D. Pratt41st to 43d1869 to 1875 Joseph E. McDonald44th to 46th1875 to 1881 Daniel W. Voorhees45th to 55th1877 to 1897 Benjamin Harrison47th to 49th1881 to 1888 David Turpie50th to 56th1888 to 1899 Charles
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus 1825-1893 (search)
nd tyranny; and such was their sentiment until the conflict of the Republican party with President Johnson and one other cause, which I shall notice before I close, seemed to sweep away every consideration of reason and justice. In 1865, the year in which there was in the South certain legislation, which has been the subject of much denunciation of the South and the occasion and excuse for the oppressive and humiliating methods which have been applied to her people— I say, in that year Mr. O. P. Morton in a message to the legislature of Indiana used the following language: It is a fact so manifest that it should not be called in question by any, that a people who are just emerging from the barbarism of slavery are not qualified to become a part of our political system and take part not only in the government of themselves and their neighbors, but of the whole United States. So far from believing that negro suffrage is a remedy for all of our national ills, I doubt whether it
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morton, Oliver Perry 1823-1877 (search)
Morton, Oliver Perry 1823-1877 War governor; born in Saulsbury, Wayne co., Ind., Aug. 4, 1823: was educated at the Miami University, and admitted to the bar in 1847. In 1852 he was appointed judge of the Fifth Judicial District of Indiana, and was elected lieutenant-governor in 1860. He became governor in 1861, and in that hat time he labored incessantly for the salvation of the republic. In 1867 he was elected United States Senator. He was appointed minister to England in Oliver Perry Morton. September, 1870, but declined the office. Governor Morton did more than any other man in the State to thwart the disloyal plans of the secret associatioland in Oliver Perry Morton. September, 1870, but declined the office. Governor Morton did more than any other man in the State to thwart the disloyal plans of the secret association in aid of the enemies of the government known as the Order of the Golden circle or Sons of liberty. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 1, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ts at Cincinnati,......Oct. 4, 1870 Gen. Robert E. Lee, born 1807, dies at Lexington, Va.......Oct. 12, 1870 President's proclamation forbidding military expeditions against nations at peace with the United States......Oct. 12, 1870 Oliver P. Morton, appointed minister to Great Britain, declines for political reasons......Oct. 25, 1870 Jacob D. Cox, Secretary of Interior, resigns......Oct. 30, 1870 John Lothrop Motley, minister to England, asked to resign by the President, July, 1 justice selected by the other four; the commission not to be dissolved when organized, and no withdrawal of members permitted except by death or physical disability; approved......Jan. 29, 1877 Senate elects as members George F. Edmunds, Oliver P. Morton, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Allen G. Thurman, Thomas F. Bayard; the House elects Henry B. Payne, Eppa Hunton, Josiah G. Abbot, James A. Garfield, George F. Hoar; the justices of the Supreme Court designated are Nathan Clifford, Samuel F. Mi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Charles Manning 1834- (search)
Walker, Charles Manning 1834- Journalist; born in Athens, O., Dec. 25, 1834; graduated at the University of Ohio in 1854; clerk in the United States Treasury Department in 1861-63, and fifth auditor there in 1862-69; head clerk of the Postoffice Department in 1883-85; subsequently became associate editor of the Indianapolis journal. He is the author of History of Athens county, O.; First settlement of Ohio at Marietta; Life of Oliver P. Morton; Life of Alvin P. Hovey, etc.