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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
1852 Elias N. Conway1852 to 1860 Henry M. Rector1860 to 1862 Harris Flanagin1862 to 1864 Isaac Murphy1864 to 1868 Powell Clayton1868 to 1871 Orzo H. Hadley1871 to 1872 Elisha Baxter1872 to 1874 Augustus H. Garland1874 to 1876 Wm. R. Miller1877 to 1881 Thos. J. Churchill1881 to 1883 Jas. H. Berry1883 to 1885 Simon P. Hughes1885 to 1889 James P. Eagle1889 to 1893 Wm. M. Fishback1893 to 1895 James P. Clarke1895 to 1897 Daniel W. Jones1897 to 1901 Jefferson Davis1901 to---- Un44 to 1848 Solon Borland30th to 33d1848 to 1853 Wm. K. Sebastian30th to 36th1848 to 1861 Robert W. Johnston33d to 36th1853 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. Alexander McDonald40th to 42d1868 to 1871 Benj. F. Rice40th to 43d1868 to 1873 Powell Clayton42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Stephen W. Dorsey44th to 46th1873 to 1879 Augustus H. Garland45th to 49th1877 to 1885 James D. Walker46th to 49th1879 to 1885 James K. Jones49th to----1885 to---- James H. Berry49th to----1885 to----
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 (search)
Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 Military officer; born in New York, Dec. 29, 1831; served on the staff of General Sherman early in the Civil War; was severely wounded at Port Hudson; joined General Grant, and became his military secretary, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, in January, 1864; and was made aide-de-camp to the general of the army, with the title of colonel, in March, 1865; and retired in 1869, holding the rank of captain, U. S. C., and brevet brigadier-general, U. S. V. He was consul-general in London in 1870-81; accompanied General Grant on his journey around the world in 1877-78; and was consul-general in Havana in 1882-84. After General Grant's death Badeau lost a suit against the heirs for compensation for alleged services in the preparation of General Grant's Memoirs. He published Military history of Ulysscs S. Grant; Grant in peace, and several romances. He died in Ridgewood, N. J., March 19, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877 (search)
Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877 Naval officer; born in Chateaugay, Franklin co., N. Y., April 12, 1805: entered the navy as midshipman in January, 1818. and was captain in 1855. In July, 1862, he was made commodore, and in July, 1866, rear-admiral on the retired list. In 1861 Captain Bailey was in command of the Colorado, in the Western Gulf squadron. and was second in command of the expedition under Butler and Farragut up the Mississippi to capture New Orleans. in the spring of 1862. His vessel was too large to pass the bar, and taking what men and guns he could spare. he went up the river in his boats as a volunteer, and assumed the command of the first division. He led in the desperate attack on Fort St. Philip. Fort Jackson, and the Confederate flotilla. It was one of the most gallant naval operations of the war; and Admiral Farragut specially commended Captain Bailey as the leader in that attack. In 1862 he was in command of the Eastern Gulf squadron, and was successfu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bankruptcy laws, past and present. (search)
and determine on action. It seems to have made little difference which system prevailed, as, so it is said, in the one the lawyers preyed on the estates and in the other the courts and their appointees did so. The English procedure has always been complicated. It has provided elaborately for compositions and arrangements, with the result that, until the present law, debtors have more often compounded and compromised than gone through the courts and obtained their discharge. From 1870 to 1877 there were but 8,275 bankruptcies, these nearly all involuntary, to 31,651 liquidations and 20,270 compositions. Even under the present English law, the actual official bankruptcies are in number hardly more than the so-called deeds of arrangement. On the other hand, the rigid public examination which is now required operates both as a threat to the fraudulent bankrupt and as a protection and vindication to the honest or unfortunate debtor. It stimulates the co-operation of negligent credi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 (search)
was a member of the Massachusetts legislature, and speaker of the Lower House in 1851-52. He was president of the State Constitutional Convention in 1853, and a member of Congress in 1853-57, separating from the Democratic party on the question of slavery; and, after a long contest, was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1855. Mr. Banks was chosen governor of Massachusetts in 1858, and served until 1861. When the Civil War broke out he Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. was president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Offering his services to President Lincoln, he was made a major-general of volunteers May 16, 1861, and appointed to command the Annapolis military district. General Banks was an active and skilful leader in various battles during the war in Virginia and in the region of the lower Mississippi and Red rivers. In 1865-73, 1875-77, and 1889-91 he was a Representative in Congress, and subsequently he was United States marshal. He died in Waltham, Sept. 1, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayard, Thomas Francis, 1828-1898 (search)
Bayard, Thomas Francis, 1828-1898 Diplomatist; born in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 29, 1828; grandson of James A. Bayard; was admitted to the bar at Wilmington in 1851, and served as United States District Attorney. From 1869 to 1885 he was United States Senator from Delaware, and foremost among the leaders of the Democratic side. He was a member of the Electoral Commission in 1877, and was for a while president pro tem. of the Senate. In 1880 and 1884 Senator Bayard's prominence in the party brought his name before the National Democratic Convention, but he failed of securing the prize, though receiving many votes. President Cleveland called him in 1885 to the office of Secretary of State, where he remained until 1889, and in President Cleveland's second administration he was first minister and then ambassador (q. v.) to Great Britain. He died in Dedham, Mass., Sept. 28, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bigelow, John, 1817- (search)
Bigelow, John, 1817- Author; born in Malden, John Bigelow. Ulster co., N. Y., Nov. 25, 1817; was graduated at Union College in 1835; and became a lawyer. In 1849-61 he was one of the editors of the New York Evening post. He was United States consul at Paris in 1861-64; minister to France in 1864-67, and secretary of state of New York in 1875-77. He was the biographer and trustee of the late Samuel J. Tilden: and in 1900 was president of the board of trustees of the New York public Library (q. v.). He is author of Molinos the Quictist; France and the Confederate Nary; Life of William Cullen Bryant; Life of Samuel J. Tilden; Some recollections of Edouard Laboulaye; The mystery of sleep, and editor of A life of Franklin; Writings and speeches of Samuel J. Tilden, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bland silver bill, (search)
Bland silver bill, The original title of a notable financial measure drawn up by Representative Richard P. Bland, and passed by the House of Representatives in 1877. It was the culmination of a long agitation in and out of Congress for the free and unlimited coinage of silver by all the mints in the United States, and the bill originally provided simply for such coinage. The coinage of the silver dollar had been abandoned since its demonetization by an act of Congress in 1873, and the leading bimetallists were anxious to have it restored and placed on an equality with the gold dollar as a standard of value. Under the provisions of the Bland bill these objects were expected to be accomplished. When, however, the bill was sent to the Senate, it received a treatment directly opposite to its original purpose, because the clause providing for the free and unlimited coinage of silver was stricken out; but the bimetallists in the Senate succeeded in amending the bill to the extent th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 (search)
Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 Educator; born in Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 9, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1830, and served in the army about two years. when he resigned; appointed a colonel in the Confederate army in 1861, and soon made Assistant Secretary of War. In 1863 he went to England and did not return until 1866. Among his writings are Is Davis a traitor? liberty and slavery, etc. He died in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 8, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blodget, Lorin, 1823- (search)
Blodget, Lorin, 1823- Physicist; born in Jamestown, N. Y., May 25, 1823; was educated at Hobart College; appointed assistant in the Smithsonian Institution in charge of researches on climatology, in 1851; and published The climatology of the United Stats, in 1857, the most valuable contribution on that subject ever issued in this country. He was United States appraiser-at-large in 1865-77. His Commercial and financial resources of the United States, issued during the Civil War, was of great service to the government in sustaining the credit of the United States in Europe. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24, 1901.
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