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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graebner, August L. 1849- (search)
Graebner, August L. 1849- Theologian; born in Frankentrost, Mich., July 10, 1849; graduated at Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., and at the Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, where he became Professor of Theology in 1887. He is the author of History of the Lutheran Church in America; Half a century of Sound Lutheranism in America, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
, New York. 13. Albany, N. Y., 1879; William Earnshaw, Ohio. 14. Dayton, O., 1880; Louis Wagner, Pennsylvania. 15. Indianapolis, Ind., 1881; George S. Merrill, Massachusetts. 16. Baltimore, Md., 1882; Paul Van Der Voort, Nebraska. 17. Denver, Col., 1883; Robert B. Beatte, Pennsylvania. 18. Minneapolis, Minn., 1884; John S. Kountz, Ohio. 19. Portland, Me., 1885; S. S. Burdett, Washington. 20. San Francisco, Cal., 1886; Lucius Fairchild, Wisconsin. 21. St. Louis, Mo., 1887; John P. Rea, Minnesota. 22. Columbus, O., 1888; William Warner, Missouri. 23. Milwaukee, Wis., 1889; Russell A. Alger, Michigan. 24. Boston, Mass., 1890; Wheelock G. Veasey, Vermont. 25. Detroit, Mich., 1891; John Palmer, New York. 26. Washington, 1892; A. G. Weissert, Wisconsin. 27. Indianapolis, Ind., 1893; John G. B. Adams, Massachusetts. 28. Pittsburg, Pa., 1894; Thomas G. Lawler, Illinois. 29. Louisville, Ky., 1895; Ivan N. Walker, Indiana. 30. St. Paul, Minn
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Frederick Dent 1850- (search)
son of Ulysses S. Grant; was with his father at various times during the Civil War; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1871; accompanied General Sherman on his European trip in 1872; was appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of General Sheridan with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1873; took Frederick Dent Grant. part in the campaign on the frontier against the Indians; accompanied his father on his trip around the world; and resigned his commission in the army in 1881. In 1887 he was defeated as Republican candidate for secretary of state of New York, and in 1889 President Harrison appointed him minister to Austria-Hungary, where he remained till 1893. He was a police commissioner in New York City through the administration of Mayor Strong. In 1898, on the call for volunteers for the war with Spain, Colonel Grant offered his services to the President, and went to the front as colonel of the 14th New York regiment. On May 27 he was appointed a brigadier-general
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Ulysses Simpson (search)
proper and necessary my present convictions upon this case. Very truly yours, U. S. Grant. Perhaps no person unconnected with the army contributed in so great a degree to General Grant's success in the Civil War as the Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, to whom the following extremely interesting letter was addressed. It is certainly of great historical value, and reveals in a very interesting way some of the strongest and most admirable traits of General Grant's character. Mr. Washburne (1816-87) was the member of Congress from Galena, Ill., where Grant was employed at the beginning of the war. The two men first met at that time; they immediately became friends, and during the great struggle Washburne was the constant supporter and sturdy defender of the Silent Commander, who would never defend himself from the shameful charges that were frequently made against his private character, and also as a soldier. When Grant became President he appointed Mr. Washburne his Secretary of State
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gray, George 1725- (search)
ated Treason resolutions. He died near Philadelphia in 1800. Lawyer; born in New Castle, Del., May 4, 1840; graduated at Princeton College in 1859; studied law at the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1863. He practised at New Castle in 1863-69, and afterwards at Wilmington. In 1879-85 he was attorney-general of Delaware; and when Senator Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Secretary of State he was elected to fill the unexpired term in the United States Senate, and was re-elected in 1887 and in 1893. He was a member of the committees on foreign relations, judiciary, and patents. In the Presidential campaign of 1896 he was affiliated with the National (gold-standard) Democratic party. In 1898 he was first appointed a member of the Anglo-American commission (q. v.), and soon afterwards one of the commissioners to negotiate peace between the United States and Spain. On Oct. 17, 1900, he was appointed one of the American members of The Hague Arbitration Commission.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hadley, Arthur Twining 1856- (search)
Hadley, Arthur Twining 1856- Educator; born in New Haven, Conn., April 23, 1856; graduated at Yale University in 1876, and then studied in the Arthur Twining Hadley. University of Berlin. Returning to the United States he was a tutor at Yale in 1879-83, and university lecturer on railroad administration in 1883-86. In the latter year he was made Professor of Political Science in the graduate department, where he remained till 1899, when he was elected president of the university by a unanimous vote. The only public office he has ever held was of commissioner of labor of Connecticut in 1885-87. He is the author of Economics, an account of the relations between private property and public welfare; Railroad transportation, its history and laws; and Report on the system of weekly payments. He is a member of the American Economic Association.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hague, William 1808-1887 (search)
Hague, William 1808-1887 Clergyman; born in Pelham, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1808; graduated at Hamilton College in 1826, and at the Newton Theological Institution in 1829. He was the author of The Baptist Church transplanted from the old world to the New; Review of Drs. Fuller and Wayland on slavery, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Aug. 1, 1887.
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
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