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Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Julian, George Washington -1899 (search)
Julian, George Washington -1899 Legislator; born near Centreville, Ind., May 5, 1817. He was self-educated; and was admitted to the bar in 1840. After practising for five years, he was elected to the legislature, and in 1849-51 represented the Free-soil party in Congress, and in 1852 was the candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Free-soil ticket. He also received five votes for Vice-President in the electoral college of 1872. He was a strong opponent of slavery, and a stanch supporter of the homestead policy. He was again a member of Congress in 1861-71. During the last period he was a member of the committees on conduct of the war, on reconstruction, and on the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Johnson. In 1872 he joined the Liberal Republican party. In 1885-89 he was surveyor-general of New Mexico. His publications include Speeches on political questions; Political recollections; Later speeches; and Life of Joshua H. Giddings. He died in Irvi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Julian, Isaac Hoover (search)
Julian, Isaac Hoover Born in Centreville, Ind., June 19, 1823; editor and proprietor of The true Republican at Richmond, Ind., and subsequently of the People's era at San Marco, Texas; he is the author of the early history of the White Water Valley.
mankind! Lo! our dear country's basis, there defined, Rests on truth's rock, though bearing falsehood's weight. Her founders take the old heroic state, While sweep the clouds of calumny behind. The nation's heart exults; and all man's race Hail their proud beacon, rising still toward heaven. Thus, from the sunshine of our Maker's grace, In these earth's latter days, while passion-driven, We love upon her sinless prime to brood, When her Creator's voice proclaimed that all was good! Centreville, Ind., 1863. Mr. Sumner was this autumn called to lament the death of his dearly-beloved brother George Sumner, who died in Boston, after a lingering illness, Oct. 6, 1863, in his forty-seventh year. He studied in Germany, travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and was an author and lecturer of marked ability. He resided long in Paris, and had cone more, said Baron Humboldt, to raise the literary reputation of America abroad than any other American. Among other works lie pub