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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Diplomatic service. (search)
oy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, San Jose. Denmark. Laurits S. Swenson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Copenhagen. Dominican republic. William F. Powell, Charge d'affaires, Port au Prince. Ecuador. Archbald J. Sampson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Quito. Egypt. John G. Long, Agent and Consul-General, Cairo. France. Horace Porter, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Paris. German Empire. Andrew D. White, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Berlin. Great Britain. Joseph H. Choate, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, London. Greece, Rumania, and Servia. Arthur S. Hardy, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Athens. Guatemala and Honduras. W. Godfrey Hunter, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Guatemala City. Haiti. William F. Powell, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Port au Prince. Italy. ————,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace conference, universal (search)
th respect to the mode of applying these good offices, and to establish a uniform practice in using them. The following governments were represented: Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Servia, Siam, Spain, Sweden and Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America. The United States were represented by the lion. Andrew D. White, ambassador to Berlin; the Hon. Seth Low, president of Columbia University; the Hon. Stanford Newel, minister to The Hague; Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, U. S. N.; Capt. William Crozier, U. S. A., and the Hon. Frederick W. Holls, of New York. At the opening of the conference, May 18, M. de Staal, the Russian ambassador, was elected President. The subjects suggested in the Russian circular of Jan. 11 were referred to three committees, the reports of which were submitted July 29 and signed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
r to England, asked to resign by the President, July, 1870; disregarding the request, is recalled......November, 1870 Third session opens......Dec. 5, 1870 President's annual message presented......Dec. 5, 1870 J. H. Rainey, of South Carolina, first colored member of House of Representatives, is sworn in......Dec. 12, 1870 Gen. Robert Schenck appointed minister to Great Britain......Dec. 22, 1870 Resolution authorizing a San Domingo commission approved (B. F. Wade, of Ohio; A. D. White, president of Cornell University, and S. G. Howe, of Massachusetts, named)......Jan. 12, 1871 Supreme Court decides the legal tender act of 1862 constitutional......Jan. 16, 1871 Statue of Lincoln in the rotunda of the Capitol unveiled......Jan. 25, 1871 George Ticknor, historian, born 1791, dies at Boston......Jan. 26, 1871 Act for a commission of fish and fisheries (Spencer F. Baird appointed)......Feb. 9, 1871 District of Columbia made a territorial government, by act...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Venezuela question. (search)
intended to land troops on the disputed territory. Then President Cleveland issued the message already referred to, for the text of which see Cleveland, Grover. In his message the President asked Congress for leave to appoint a commission to visit Venezuela and sift the claims of both parties. This Congress at once granted, voting $100,000 for the purpose. Under this authority President Cleveland appointed the following commission: Judge David J. Brewer, chairman; Richard H. Alvey; Andrew D. White; Frederick R. Coudert, and Daniel C. Gilman. Upon their report both Great Britain and Venezuela agreed to submit the dispute to arbitration, and under this agreement the following arbitrators were selected: Chief-Justice Fuller, Associate Justice Brewer, Lord Chief-Justice Russell, of Killowen, Sir Richard Henn Collins, and Professor Martens. Ex-President Harrison, Gen. B. F. Tracy, M. Mallet-Prevost, and the Marquis of Rojas were counsel for Venezuela, and Attorney-General Sir Richard
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Andrew Dickson 1832- (search)
White, Andrew Dickson 1832- Diplomatist; born in Homer, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1832; graduated at Yale College in 1853, and then studied abroad; Professor of History at the University of Michigan in 1857-64; member of the New York Senate in 1864-67, and during his last term in that body introduced a bill incorporating Cornell University; became first president of that institution in 1867, and filled the post till 1885, when he resigned owing to ill-health. He was a special United States commissioner to the republic of Santo Domingo in 1871, and commissioner to the Paris exposition in 1878; was United States minister to Germany in 1879-81, and to Russia in 1892-94. He was a member of the Venezuela boundary Andrew Dickson White. commission in 1896-97; was appointed ambassador to Germany in 1897; and was chairman of the American delegation to the peace conference at The Hague in 1899. He is an officer of the Legion of Honor of France. His publications include A history of the warfar