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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
tgomery Blair March 5, 1861 William Dennison Sept.24, 1864 Alexander W. RandallJuly 25, 1866 John A. J. Creswell March 5, 1869 Marshall JewellAug. 24, 1874 James N. TynerJuly 12, 1876 David McK. KeyMarch12, 1877 Horace Maynard June2, 1880 Thomas L. JamesMarch 5, 1881 Timothy O. HoweDec. 20, 1881 Walter Q. GreshamApril 3, 1883 Frank Hatton Oct. 14, 1884 William F. VilasMarch 6, 1885 Don M. DickinsonJan. 16, 1888 John Wanamaker March 5, 1889 Wilson S. BissellMarch 6, 1893 William L. WilsonFeb. 28, 1895 James A. GaryMarch 5, 1897 Charles E. SmithApril21, 1898 March 5, 1901 Attorneys-General. Edmund Randolph Sept.26,1789 William BradfordJan.27,1794 Charles Lee Dec. 10,1795 Theophilus Parsons Feb. 20,1801 Levi Lincoln March 5,1801 Robert Smith March 3,1805 John Breckinridge Aug. 7,1805 Caesar A. RodneyJan. 28,1807 William Pinkney Dec. 11,1811 Richard Rush Feb. 10,1814 William WirtNov.13,1817 John M. BerrienMarch 9,1829 Roger B. TaneyJuly 20,1831 Benj
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
clamation......June 10, 1892 President Harrison, by message to Congress, recommends retaliation against Canada for discrimination against American vessels......June 20, 1892 Democratic National Convention meets in Chicago, Ill., June 21; W. L. Wilson, of West Virginia, chosen permanent chairman, June 22; first ballot for President cast June 23: Cleveland, 617 1/3; Hill, 115; Boies, 103; Gorman, 36 1/2; Carlisle, 14; Cleveland declared nominated; and for Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, 4, 1875......Feb. 8, 1895 Frederick Douglass, colored, celebrated in the history of the country, dies at Anacostia, D. C., aged about seventy-eight years......Feb. 20, 1895 Postmaster-Gen. Wilson S. Bissell resigns......Feb. 27, 1895 Wm. L. Wilson, of West Virginia, appointed Postmaster-General, and confirmed......March 1, 1895 Reparation demanded from Spain for firing on the steamer Allianca......March 3, 1895 Fifty-third Congress adjourns......March 4, 1895 [Appropriations a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
e Woods jury law of 1872-73......1881 Act passed establishing a State board of health......June 11, 1881 West Virginia normal and classical academy at Buckhannon opened......1882 West Virginia Immigration and Development Association organized at Wheeling......Feb. 29, 1888 Returns of election for governor in November, 1888, were: Nathan Goff, Republican, 78,714; A. B. Fleming, Democrat, 78,604. Fleming contests for fraudulent returns, and is declared elected by a party vote of the legislature, 43 to 40......Feb. 4, 1890 Hatfield-McCoy feud ended by a marriage......March 21, 1891 First State board of agriculture meets at Charleston......May 4, 1891 Stephen B. Elkins qualifies as United States Secretary of War......Dec. 24, 1891 Coal miners went on strike July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise, Sept. 11.] Ex-Senator W. T. Willey dies at Morgantown......May 2, 1900 Ex-Postmaster-General William L. Wilson dies at Lexington, Va......Oct. 17, 1900 Wisconsin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, William Lyne 1843- (search)
Wilson, William Lyne 1843- Educator; born in Jefferson county, Va.. May 3, 1843; graduated at Columbian College in 1860; served in the Civil War as a private in the 12th Virginia Cavalry; was Professor of Ancient Languages in Columbian College in 1865-71; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1867, and later began practice in Charlestown, W. Va. He was president of the University of West Virginia in 1882-83; member of Congress in 1882-94; became chairman of the committee on ways and means in 1893, and in this capacity introduced the tariff bill that bears his name, which was adopted in 1894. He was Postmaster-General in 1895-97, and in the latter year became president of Washington and Lee University. He died in Lexington, Va., Oct. 17, 1900.