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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864 (search)
Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864 Statesman; born in Philadelphia, July 10, 1792; a son of the preceding; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1810, and admitted to the bar in 1813. He went with Mr. Gallatin to Russia as private secretary, and returned in 1814, when he assisted his father in the Treasury Department. In 1828 he was mayor of Philadelphia; United States Senator from 1832 to 1833, and declined a re-election. He was ambassador to Russia from 1837 to 1839, and Vice-President of the United States from 1845 to 1849. From 1856 to 1861 he was American minister in London. Mr. Dallas was an able lawyer and statesman. He died in Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879 (search)
Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879 Poet and essayist; born in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 15, 1787; son of Francis Dana; chose the profession of law, but his tastes led him into literary pursuits. In 1814 he and others founded the North American review, of which he was sole conductor for a while. He closed his connection with it in 1820. It was while Dana was editor of the Review that Bryant's Thanatopsis was published in its pages, the author being then unknown. In 1821 the first volume of The idle man was published. It was unprofitable, and Mr. Dana dropped it. In it he published stories and essays from his own pen. In the same year he contributed to the New York Review (then under the care of Mr. Bryant) his first poem of much pretension, The dying raven. In 1827 his most celebrated poetical production, The buccaneer, was published, with some minor poems. Of that production Wilson, of Blackwood's magazine, wrote, It is by far the most powerful and original of American poetical
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 (search)
Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 Jurist; born at Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 27, 1752; graduated at Harvard in 1778. An able lawyer and an influential member of Congress (1785-88), he was the framer of the celebrated ordinance of 1787. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature several years, and was engaged to revise the laws of the State (1799), and revise and publish the charters (1811) which had been granted therein. Mr. Dane was a member of the Hartford Convention (see Hartford) in 1814. His work entitled A. General abridgment and digest of American law, in 9 large volumes (1823-29), is a monument of his learning and industry. He founded the Dane professorship of law in Harvard University. He died in Beverly, Feb. 15, 1835.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
1773, under the proprietary government of Pennsylvania. State. Name.Date. John McKinley1776 to 1777 Caesar Rodney1778 to 1781 John Dickinson1782to 1783 John Cook1783 Nicholas Van Dyke1784 to 1786 Thomas Collins1786 to 1789 Joshua Clayton1789 to 1796 Gunning Bedford1796 to 1797 Daniel Rodgers1797 to 1798 Richard Bassett1798 to 1801 James Sykes1801 to 1802 David Hall1802 to 1805 Nathaniel Mitchell1805 to 1808 George Truitt1808 to 1811 Joseph Hazlett1811 to 1814 Daniel Rodney1814 to 1817 John Clark1817 to 1820 Jacob Stout1820 to 1821 John Collins1821 to 1822 Caleb Rodney1822 to 1823 Joseph Hazlett1823 to 1824 Samuel Paynter1824 to 1827 Charles Polk1827 to 1830 David Hazzard1830 to 1833 Caleb P. Bennett1833 to 1836 Charles Polk1836 to 1837 Cornelius P. Comegys.1837 to 1840 William B. Cooper.1840 to 1844 Thomas Stockton.1844 to 1846 Joseph Maul.1846 William Temple 1846 William Thorp .1847 to 1851 William H. Ross.1851 to 1855 Peter F. Cansey .1855 to 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853 (search)
Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853 Statesman; born in Hanover, N. J., April 17, 1770; graduated at Princeton in 1789; practised law in Philadelphia, where he became recorder of the city court. He returned to New Jersey, was elected a member of the legislature in 1814, governor of the Statein 1815, and United States Senator in 1816. He was Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Jackson and Van Buren. He died in Succasunna, N. J., Oct. 5, 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dobbin, James Cochrane, 1814-1857 (search)
Dobbin, James Cochrane, 1814-1857 Statesman; born in Fayetteville, N. C., in 1814; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1832; elected to Congress in 1845; and in 1848 to the State legislature, of which he became speaker in 1850. In 1853 President Pierce appointed him Secretary of the Navy. He died in Fayetteville, Aug. 4, 1857. Dobbin, James Cochrane, 1814-1857 Statesman; born in Fayetteville, N. C., in 1814; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1832; elected to Congress in 1845; and in 1848 to the State legislature, of which he became speaker in 1850. In 1853 President Pierce appointed him Secretary of the Navy. He died in Fayetteville, Aug. 4, 1857.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dodge, Henry, 1782-1867 (search)
Dodge, Henry, 1782-1867 Military officer; born in Vincennes, Ind., Oct. 12, 1782; commanded a company of volunteers in the War of 1812-15, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of mounted infantry in 1814. He fought the Indians from 1832 to 1834, when he made peace on the frontiers, and in 1835 commanded an expedition to the Rocky Mountains. He was governor of Wisconsin and superintendent of Indian affairs from 1836 to 1841; a delegate in Congress from 1841 to 1845; and United States Senator from 1849 to 1857. He died in Burlington, Ia., June 19, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885 (search)
Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885 Military officer; born in Baltimore, Md., March 7, 1814; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1836; served in the war with Mexico and through the Civil War; was promoted colonel and brevetted major-general of volunteers; resigned in January, 1874. He was a personal friend of Gen. G. H. Thomas, to whom he made known a plan to establish cemeteries for the scattered remains of soldiers who had been killed in battle. It was this suggestion which led to the institution of Decoration, or Memorial, Day. He died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 4, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Donnohue, Dilliard C., 1814-1898 (search)
Donnohue, Dilliard C., 1814-1898 Lawyer; born in Montgomery county, Ky., Nov. 20, 1814; was appointed a special commissioner to Haiti in 1863 to investigate the practicability of colonizing the slaves of the South in that republic after their freedom. Both President Lincoln and Secretary Seward favored this plan, but the report of Mr. Donnohue showed that it would not be feasible. He died in Greencastle, Ind., April 2, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drummond, Sir George Gordon, 1771-1854 (search)
Drummond, Sir George Gordon, 1771-1854 Military officer; born in Quebec in 1771; entered the British army in 1789; served in Holland and Egypt; and in 1811 was made lieutenant-general. In 1813 he was second in command to Sir George Prevost; planned the capture of Fort Niagara in December of that year; took the villages of Black Rock and Buffalo; captured Oswego in May, 1814; and was in chief command of the British forces at the battle of Lundy's Lane (q. v.)in July. In August he was repulsed at Fort Erie, with heavy loss, and was severely wounded. He succeeded Prevost in 1814, and returned to England in 1816. The next year he received the grand cross of the Bath. He died in London, Oct. 10, 1854.
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