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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dayton, William Lewis, 1807- (search)
Dayton, William Lewis, 1807- Statesman; born in Baskingridge, N. J., Feb. 17, 1807; graduated at Princeton College in 1825; studied at the famous law school in Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the bar in 1830; became associate judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1838, and entered the United States Senate in 1842. In 1856 he was the candidate of the newly formed Republican party for Vice-President. From 1857 to 1861 he was attorney-general of New Jersey, and in the latter year was appointed minister to France, where he remained till his death, Dec. 1, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
9th 1799 to 1805 John Condit 8th to 15th 1803 to 1817 Aaron Kitchel9th to 11th 1805 to 1809 John Lambert11th to 14th 1809 to 1815 James J. Wilson 14th to 16th 1815 to 1821 Mahlon Dickerson 15th to 23d 1817 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 16th to 18th 1821 to 1823 Joseph Mcllvaine18th to 19th 1823 to 1826 Ephraim Bateman 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Theodore Frelinghuysen. 21st to 23d 1829 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 23d to 27th 1833 to 1842 Garrett D. Wall 24th to 27th 1835 to 1842 William L. Dayton 27th to 32d 1842 to 1851 Jacob W. Miller 27th to 33d 1841 to 1853 Robert F. Stockton 32d 1851 to 1853 John R. Thomson 33d to 37th 1853 to 1862 William Wright 33d to 36th 1853 to 1859 John C. Ten Eyck36th 1859 Richard S. Field 37th 1862 John W. Wall37th 1863 William Wright 38th to 39th 1863 to 1866 Fred'k T. Frelinghuysen 39th to 41st 1866 to 1869 John P. Stockton 39th 1865 to 1866 Alexander G. Cattell 39th to 42d 1866 to 1871 John P. Stockton 41st to 44th 1869 to 1875 Fred
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
Pierce For foot-note references see page 291.N. H.Dem1,601,474220,896254William R. King For foot-note references see page 291.AlaDem254 Winfield ScottN. J.Whig1,380,57642William A. GrahamN. C.Whig42 John P. HaleN. H.F. D. (i)156,149George W. JulianInd.F. D. Daniel Webster (k)Mass.Whig1,670 1856. James Buchanan For foot-note references see page 291.PaDem1,838,169496,905174J. C. Breckinridge For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem174 John C. FremontCalRep1,341,264114William L. DaytonN. J.Rep114 Millard FillmoreN. Y.Amer874,5388A. J. DonelsonTennAmer8 1860. Abraham Lincoln For foot-note references see page 291.Ill.Rep1,866,352491,195180Hannibal Hamlin For foot-note references see page 291.MeRep180 Stephen A. DouglasIll.Dem1,375,15712H. V.JohnsonGaDem12 J. C. BreckinridgeKyDem845,76372Joseph LaneOreDem72 John BellTennUnion589,58139Edward EverettMass.Union39 Electoral and popular votes—Continued. Year of Election and Candidates for President.States.Po
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nominated for President on the seventeenth ballot, and John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, for Vice-President. Franklin Pierce and Stephen A. Douglas were also candidates for the Presidency, but were withdrawn on the fifteenth and sixteenth ballots.] First Republican National Convention held at Philadelphia......June 17, 1856 [On the first formal ballot John Charles Fremont, of California, was nominated for President, 329 votes to 37 for McLean, of Ohio, and one for W. H. Seward; William L. Dayton, of New Jersey, was nominated for Vice-President.] John W. Geary, of Pennsylvania, appointed governor of Kansas, in place of Shannon......July 1, 1856 Committee appointed by the House, March 19, 1856, consisting of John Sherman, of Ohio; William A. Howard, of Michigan, and M. Oliver, of Missouri, to inquire into the Kansas troubles, reports: First, that the election held by the free-State party was not illegal; second, that the elections under the alleged territorial laws were ca