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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, Eugene 1836- (search)
Hale, Eugene 1836- Lawyer; born in Turner, Me., June 9, 1836; admitted to the bar in 1857; was county attorney for Hancock county nine years; elected to the State legislature in 1867 and to Congress in 1869, where he served ten years. In 1881 He was elected to the United States Senate, and re-elected in 1887, 1893, and 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawley, Joseph Roswell 1826- (search)
eph Roswell 1826- Statesman; born in Stewartsville, N. C., Oct. 31, 1826; graduated at Hamilton College in 1847, and began the practice of law in Hartford, Conn., in 1850. He was a captain in the 1st Connecticut Regiment in the battle of Bull Run; and was active under General Terry on the coasts of South Carolina and Florida. He commanded a brigade in the battle of Olustee, Fla.; joined the army of the James, under Terry, and participated in the campaigns against Petersburg and Richmond; was made brigadier-general, and became Terry's chief-of-staff in Virginia. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers in 1865, and in 1866-67 was governor of Connecticut. He was president of the Centennial commission, and performed the duties with great efficiency and masterly skill (see Centennial Exposition). Joseph Roswell Hawley. He was elected to Congress in 1872, and to the United States Senate in 1880, 1887, 1893, and 1899. General Hawley was actively engaged in journalism from 1857.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayes, John Lord 1812-1887 (search)
Hayes, John Lord 1812-1887 Lawyer; born in South Berwick, Me., April 13, 1812; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1831; became a lawyer in 1835; was secretary of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers in 1865-87. He wrote The protective question abroad and at home; Reminiscences of the free-soil movement in New Hampshire, etc. He died in Cambridge, Mass., April 18, 1887. Hayes, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, John Lord 1812-1887 Lawyer; born in South Berwick, Me., April 13, 1812; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1831; became a lawyer in 1835; was secretary of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers in 1865-87. He wrote The protective question abroad and at home; Reminiscences of the free-soil movement in New Hampshire, etc. He died in Cambridge, Mass., April 18, 1887. Hayes, Rutherford Birchard
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazen, William Babcock 1830-1887 (search)
Hazen, William Babcock 1830-1887 Military officer; born in West Hartford, Vt., Sept. 27, 1830; graduated at West Point in 1855; served against the Indians in California and Oregon (1856-57); afterwards was in Texas, and had several severe encounters; in one of these, hand-tohand with Comanches, he was severely wounded. At the breaking out of the Civil War he was assistant Professor of Tactics at West Point, and was made captain in May, 1861. Taking command of the 41st Ohio Regiment, he joined Buell at Louisville in December; and in January had command of a brigade, with which he took a conspicuous part in the battle of Shiloh. After that he was very active in Kentucky, Tennessee, and northern Mississippi and Alabama, and did excellent service in the battle at Stone River or Murfreesboro, in protecting the left wing of the army from being turned by attacks in front and flank at the same time. He was commissioned brigadiergeneral of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862. At Chickamauga an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hessian fly, (search)
Hessian fly, The American wheat midge, destructive to wheat in the United States, whither it is said to have been brought by the Hessian soldiers in British pay during the Revolutionary War, in 1786, 1846, and 1886. The fly also occasioned much destruction in England and Scotland in 1788, 1887, and 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hewitt, Abram Stevens 1822- (search)
Hewitt, Abram Stevens 1822- Manufacturer; born in Haverstraw, N. Y., July 31, 1822; graduated at Columbia College in 1842; admitted to the bar in 1845. Shortly after beginning the practice of law he was forced to abandon it, owing to poor eyesight; became a partner of Peter Cooper, his father-in-law, in the iron business; was active in the plan of the Cooper Union, and as secretary of its board of trustees has managed its financial and educational details; became a member of Congress, and, with the exception of one term, held a seat in the House of Representatives in 1874-86; was mayor of New York City in 1887-89. He published an address on A century of mining and metallurgy in the United States.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hills, Newell Dwight 1858- (search)
Hills, Newell Dwight 1858- Clergyman; born in Magnolia, Ia., Sept. 2, 1858; was educated in Iowa College, Lake Forest University, and the McCormick Theological Seminary. He entered the ministry of the Presbyterian Church and in 1887-90 held a pastorate in Peoria, and in 1890-94 in Evanston, Ill. In the latter year he was called to the Central Presbyterian Church in Chicago to succeed Prof. David Swing, and in January, 1899, he became pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn, succeeding Rev. Lyman Abbott, D. D., who had succeeded Henry Ward Beecher. On March 29, 1900, he withdrew from the Presbyterian denomination. He is author of The investment of influence; A man's value to Society; How the inner light failed; and Foretokens of immortality.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Homes, Henry Augustus 1812-1887 (search)
Homes, Henry Augustus 1812-1887 Author; born in Boston, Mass., March 10, 1812; graduated at Amherst in 1830; and studied in Paris, France, where he was ordained a missionary of the Reformed Church to Turkey in 1835; joined the American board in Constantinople in the following year, and served as a missionary till 1850; was in the diplomatic service of the United States at Constantinople in 1851-53; returned to the United States in the latter year; became assistant librarian of the New York State Library in 1854, and librarian in 1862. He was Joseph Holt. author of Our knowledge of California and the Northwest; The future development of the New York State Library; and The correct arms of the State of New the correct arms of the State of New York. He died in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopkins, Samuel 1807-1887 (search)
Hopkins, Samuel 1807-1887 Author; born in Hadley, Mass., April 11, 1807; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1827. His publications include The youth of the old Dominion; The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth, etc. He died in Northampton, Mass, Feb. 10, 1887. Clergyman; born in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 17, 1721; graduated at Yale College in 1741; studied divinity with Jonathan Edwards; and became a pastor in 1743. He settled in Newport in 1770, but, during the British occupation of that place, his parish was so much impoverished that he was compelled to live on weekly contributions and the voluntary aid of a few friends the remainder of his life. Newport was a great slave-mart, and Dr. Hopkins powerfully opposed the traffic. As early as 1773 he formed a plan for evangelizing Africa and colonizing it with free negroes from America. He exerted such influence against slavery that, in 1774, Rhode Island passed a law forbidding the importation of negroes into the colony, and, early
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Houston, David Franklin 1866- (search)
Houston, David Franklin 1866- Educator; born in Monroe, N. C., Feb. 7, 1866; graduated at South Carolina College in 1887; became tutor of Ancient Languages in the South Carolina College; was superintendent of Spartanburg, S. C., city schools in 1888-91; appointed Adjunct Professor of Political Science in the University of Texas in 1894. He is author of A critical study of nullification in South Carolina.
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