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rop alone exceeding in value $4,280,000. For 1900 the equalized valuation of all taxable property was $47,545,905, and the total bonded debt was $425,500, largely incurred for the construction of wagon-roads. The population in 1890 was 84,385; in 1900, 161,772. See United States, Idaho, vol. IX. Territorial governors. Name.Date. Wm. H. Wallace1863 to 1864 Caleb Lyon1864 to 1866 David W. Ballard1866 to 1867 Samuel Bard1870 Gilman Marston1870 to 1871 Alexander Connor1871 Thomas M. Bowen1871 Thomas W. Bennett1871 to 1876 Mason Brayman1876 to 1880 John B. Neil1880 to 1883 John N. Irwin1883 Wm. N. Burn1884 to 1885 Edwin A. Stevens1885 to 1889 State governors. Name.Date. George L. Shoup1890 N. B. Willey3890 to 1893 Wm. J. McConnell1893 to 1897 Frank Steunenberg1897 to 1901 Frank W. Hunt1901 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. George L. Shoup51st to —1890 Fred. T. Dubois51st to 54th1890 to 1895 Henry Heitfeld55th to 58th1897 to 19
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Edwin Augustus 1795-1868 (search)
Stevens, Edwin Augustus 1795-1868 Philanthropist; born in Hoboken, N. J., July 28, 1795; had large interests with his brother, Robert Livingston Stevens, in navigation and railroads. In 1842 he invented an air-tight fire-room, which later was adopted in all great navies of the world. He was the founder of Stevens's Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, to which he bequeathed $150,000 for the building, and an endowment of $500,000. He died in Paris, France, Aug. 8, 1868.
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soldiers established at Mount Pleasant, Newark......1866 Legislature, by resolution, withdraws its ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment......April, 1868 George M. Robeson, of New Jersey, Secretary of the Navy......June 25, 1869 Camden and Amboy Railroad and Delaware and Raritan Canal surrender their reserved rights, after forty years of monopoly, opening the carrying-trade across the State......1869 Governor of New Jersey accepts the warvessel bequeathed to the State by Edwin A. Stevens, known as the Stevens battery, together with $1,000,000 for its completion, which is placed under the superintendence of Gen. George B. McClellan and Gen. John Newton......1869 Legislature refuses to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States......Feb. 15, 1870 Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken opened......1871 Free school system inaugurated in New Jersey......April, 1871 Legislature passes a general railroad law, providing that no franc