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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
votes, while Harrison (renominated) had 145 electoral and 5,175,577 popular votes. He was inaugurated March 4, 1893. At the close of his second term he took up the practice of law again, making his home at Princeton, N. J. Tariff message of 1887. During both of his administrations President Cleveland gave much thought to the question of the tariff, and in several of his messages to Congress he urged a reform based on the conditions of the day. Towards the close of 1887 he deemed the co1887 he deemed the condition of the national finances so important as to justify a special expression of his views thereon, and accordingly he devoted his entire message of Dec. 6 to a consideration of the subject. The following is the text of the message: Washington, Dec. 6, 1887. To the Congress of the United States,β€” You are confronted at the threshold of your legislative duties with a condition of the national finances which imperatively demands immediate and careful consideration. The amount of mone
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
rm.Remarks Appointed by William Gilpin1861-62President Lincoln John Evans1862-65President Lincoln Alexander Cummings1865-67President Johnson A. C. Hunt1867-69President Johnson Edward M. McCook1869-73President Grant Samuel H. Elbert1873-74President Grant Edward M. McCook1874-75President Grant John L. Routt1875-76President Grant State governors. Name. Term. John L. Routt 1876 to 1878 Fred. W. Pitkin1879 to 1882 James B. Grant1883 to 1886 Benj. H. Eaton 1885 to 1886 Alvah Adams 1887 to 1888 Job A. Cooper 1889 to 1890 John L. Routt1891 to 1893 Davis H. Waite 1893 to 1895 A. W. McIntyre 1895 to 1897 Alvah Adams 1897 to 1899 Charles S. Thomas 1899 to 1901 James B. Orman 1901 to 1903 United States senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Jerome B. Chaffee44th to 45th1876 to 1879 Henry M. Teller44th to 47th 1877 to 1883 Nathaniel P. Hill46th to 48th1879 to 1885 Thomas M. Bowen48th to 50th1883 to 1889 Henry M. Teller 49th 1885 to β€” Edward O. Wolcott51st to 57
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
H. Pond 1853 to 1854 Henry Dutton 1854 to 1855 W. T. Minor 1855 to 1857 A. H. Holley 1857 to 1858 William A. Buckingham 1858 to 1866 Joseph R. Hawley 1866 to 1867 James E. English1867 to 1869 Marshall Jewell 1869 to 1870 James E. English 1870 to 1871 Marshall Jewell1871 to 1873 Charles R. Ingersoll 1873 to 1876 R. D. Hubbard 1876 to 1879 Charles B. Andrews 1879 to 1881 H. B. Bigelow 1881 to 1883 Thomas M. Waller 1883 to 1885 Henry B. Harrison 1885 to 1887 Phineas C. Lounsbury 1887 to 1889 Morgan G. Bulkeley 1889 to 1891 to 1891 to 1893 Luzon B. Morris1893 to 1895 O Vincent Coffin 1895 to 1897 Lorrin A. Cooke 1897 to 1899 George E. Lounsbury 1899 to 1901 George P. McLean 1901 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Oliver Ellsworth 1st to 4th1789 to 1797 William S. Johnson 1st1789 to 1791 Roger Sherman 2d1791 to 1793 Stephen Nix Mitchell 3d1793 to 1795 James Hillhouse 4th to 11th1796 to 1811 Jonathan Trumbull4th1795 to 1796 Uriah Tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craven, Thomas Tingley 1808-1887 (search)
Craven, Thomas Tingley 1808-1887 Naval officer; born in Washington, D. C., Dec. 30, 1808; entered the United States navy as midshipman in 1822, and was made captain June 7, 1861. A year later he became commodore. He materially assisted in the reduction of the forts on the Mississippi below New Orleans (May, 1862) and the destruction of the Confederate flotilla there. He had been lieutenant-commander of the flag-ship Vincennes in Wilkes's exploring expedition in 1838-42, and was instructor of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1851-55. In 1866 (Oct. 10) he was made a rear-admiral; in 1868-69 was in command of the North Pacific squadron; and in 1869 was retired. He died in Boston, Aug. 23, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crusades, Temperance (search)
Crusades, Temperance In the movement for the promotion of temperance in the United States there have been two instances in which exceptionally vigorous crusades, led by women, attracted much more than local interest. The first of these crusades was originated and carried on by Mrs. Eliza D. Stewart, of Springfield, O., who, prior to her personal attacks on liquor saloons in 1887-88, had become widely known as Mother Stewart for her philanthropic labors in behalf of temperance reform, of the soldiers in the Civil War, and of the freedmen of the South. Mother Stewart led what scoffers called praying bands, which attempted to alleviate the curse of intemperance by prayer and moral suasion. In her visits to various saloons she was accompanied by both men and women, and in a majority of places was subjected to much ridicule, but no personal violence. The second of these crusades was led by Mrs. Carrie Nation, of Medicine Lodge, Kan. She made her first raid on a saloon about 1890
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curry, Daniel -1887 (search)
Curry, Daniel -1887 Clergyman; born near Peekskill, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1809; graduated at Wesleyan College in 1837; accepted a professorship at the female college of Macon, Ga., in 1839; was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1841, and held several charges in Georgia. When the denomination was divided into the Northern and Southern branches he settled in New York State, where he filled a number of important appointments. He was editor of the Christian advocate in 1864-76; the Natit Episcopal Church in 1841, and held several charges in Georgia. When the denomination was divided into the Northern and Southern branches he settled in New York State, where he filled a number of important appointments. He was editor of the Christian advocate in 1864-76; the National repository in 1876-80; and the Methodist review in 1884-87. His publications include New York: a Historical sketch; Platform papers; Lifestory of Bishop D. W. Clark, etc. He died in New York City, Aug. 17, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Danenhower, John Wilson, 1849-1887 (search)
Danenhower, John Wilson, 1849-1887 Explorer; born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 30, 1849; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1870; served on the Vandalia during Gen. U. S. Grant's visit to Egypt and the Levant; and was promoted lieutenant in 1879. He joined the Arctic steamer Jeanette as second in command in 1878. The vessel sailed from San Francisco on July 8, 1879, through Bering Straits into the Arctic Ocean, where it was held in the ice-pack for twenty-two months. From the place where the steamer was caught the crew travelled south for ninety-five days over the ice, drawing three boats with them. They then embarked, but were separated by a storm. Lieutenant Danenhower's boat reached the Lena delta, where the Tunguses saved the crew, Sept. 17, 1881. After making an unsuccessful search for the other boats he left engineer George W. Melville (q. v.) to continue the search for Lieut. George W. De long (q. v.), and with his crew made a journey of 6,000 miles to Orenbu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838- (search)
Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838- Statesman; born in Henderson, N. Y., June 16, 1838; Cushman Kellogg Davis. graduated at the University of Michigan in 1857; studied law and began practice in Waukesha, Wis. During the Civil War he served three years in the Union army. In 1865 he removed to St. Paul, Minn. He was a member of the Minnesota legislature in 1867; United States district attorney for Minnesota in 1868-73; governor of Minnesota in 1874-75; and elected to the United States Senate in 1887, 1893, and 1899. For several years he was chairman of the Senate committee on foreign relations, and familiarity with the international affairs of the United States led to his appointment as a member of the commission to negotiate peace with Spain after the war of 1898. He published The law in Shakespeare. He died in St. Paul, Nov. 27, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
nett1833 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 1859 William Burton .1859 to 1863 William Cannon 1863 to 1867 Grove Saulsbury..1867to 1871 James Ponder .1871 to 1875 John P. Cochran.1875 to 1879 John W. Hall.1879 to 1883 Charles C. Stockley .1883 to 1887 Benjamin T. Biggs..1887 to 1891 Robert J. Reynolds.1891 to 1895 Joshua H. Marvil.1895 William T. Watson .1895 to 1897 Ebe W. Tunnell.1897 to 1901 John Hunn.1901 toβ€”β€” United States Senators. NameNo. of CongressDate. Richard Bassett1st and 2d1789 to 1793 George Read1st to 2d1789 to 1793 Henry Latimer.3d to 6th1793 to 1801 John Vining.3d to 5th1793 to1798 Joshua Clayton5th1798 William Hill Wells 5th to 8th1799 to 1805 Samuel White.7th to 11th1801 to 1809 James A. Bayard8th to 12th1805 to 1813 Outerbr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1794-1887 (search)
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1794-1887 Philanthropist; born in Worcester, Mass., about 1794. After her father's death she supported herself by teaching a school for young girls in Boston. Becoming interested in the welfare of the convicts in the State prison at Charlestown, her philanthropic spirit expanded and embraced all of the unfortunate and suffering classes. Having inherited from a relative property sufficient to render her independent, she went to Europe for her health. Returning to Boston in 1837, she devoted her life to the investigation and alleviation of the condition of paupers, lunatics, and prisoners, encouraged by her friend and pastor, Dr. Channing. In this work she visited every State in the Union east of the Rocky Mountains, endeavoring to persuade legislatures to aid the unfortunate, and was instrumental in bringing about the foundation of several State asylums for the insane. At the breaking out of the Civil War she was appointed superintendent of hospital nurs
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