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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
11 John Quincy Adams March 5, 1817 Henry Clay March 7, 1825 Martin Van Buren March 6, 1929 Edward Livingston May 24, 1831 Louis McLane May 29, 1833 John Forsyth June 27, 1834 Daniel Webster March 5, 1841 Hugh S. Legare May 9, 1843 Abel P. Upshur July 24, 1843 John C. Calhoun March 6, 1844 James Buchanan March 6, 1845 John M. Clayton March 7, 1849 Daniel Webster July 22, 1850 Edward Everett Nov. 6, 1852 William L. Marcy March 7, 1853 Lewis CassMarch 6, 1857 Jeremiah S. Blacrowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samuel L. Southard Sept.16, 1823 John Branch March 9, 1829 Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831 Mahlon Dickerson June 30, 1834 James K. Paulding June 25, 1838 George E. Badger March 5, 1841 Abel P. Upshur Sept.13, 1841 David Henshaw July 24, 1843 Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 15, 1844 John Y. Mason March14, 1844 George Bancroft March10, 1845 John Y. Mason Sept. 9, 1846 William B. Preston March 8, 1849 William A. Graham July 22, 1850 John P.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton, the (search)
Princeton, the On Feb. 28, 1845, President Tyler lost two of his most trusted cabinet ministers by an accident. The President and all his cabinet, many members of Congress, and other distinguished citizens, with several ladies, were on board the United States steam ship-of-war Princeton, on a trial-trip down the Potomac from Washington. When they were opposite Mount Vernon one of the largest guns of the Princeton, in firing a salute, burst, scattering its deadly fragments around. The Secretary of State, Abel P. Upshur, and Secretary of the Navy, T. W. Gilmer, and David Gardiner, of New York, were killed. No one else was seriously injured.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Upshur, Abel Parker 1790- (search)
Upshur, Abel Parker 1790- Statesman; born in Northampton county, Va., June 17, 1790; admitted to the bar in 1810; practised in-Richmond, Va., in 1810-24; judge of the General Court of Virginia in 1829-41; Secretary of the Navy in 1841-43. In the latter year he succeeded Daniel Webster as Secretary of State. He published Brief inquiry into the true nature and character of our federal government; Review of Judge Joseph story's commentaries on the Constitution. He was killed with several others on the Potomac River, near Washington, by the explosion of a large wrought-iron gun on the United States steamer Princeton, the discharge of which he was witnessing, Feb. 28, 1844.