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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gamble, Hamilton Rowan 1798- (search)
Gamble, Hamilton Rowan 1798- Statesman; born in Winchester, Va., Nov. 29, 1798; admitted to the bar of Virginia in 1817; went to Missouri in 1818, where he practised his profession and served the State in various capacities. In 1861 the State Constitutional Convention appointed him provisional governor in place of Claiborne F. Jackson, who had joined the Confederates. He served in this office until his death in Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 31, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
a new Assembly. The convention issued an address to the people, in which they set forth the dangers with which the commonwealth was menaced by the acts of the Confederates, and exposed the treasonable acts of the governor and his associates. H. R. Gamble was appointed provisional governor; W. P. Hall, lieutenant-governor; and M. Oliver, secretary of state. On July 31, 1861, Thomas C. Reynolds, lieutenant-governor of Missouri, issued a proclamation at New Madrid, as acting chief-magistrate i.)term beginsNov., 1848 Sterling Price (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1852 Trusten Polk (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1856 Hancock JacksonactingMarch, 1857 Robert M. Stewart (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1857 Claiborne F. Jackson (Dem.)term beginsJan. 4, 1861 H. R. Gamble (provisional)electedJuly 31, 1861 Willard P. HallactingJan. 31, 1864 Thomas C. Fletcher (Rep.)term beginsJan. 31, 1865 Joseph W. McClurg (Rep.)term beginsJan. 31, 1869 R. Gratz Brown (Lib.)term beginsJan. 31, 1871 Silas Woodson (Dem.)term
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
the State troops under Colonel Marmaduke in battle at Booneville......June 17, 1861 An indecisive battle is fought at Carthage between State troops under General Jackson and Federals under General Sigel......July 5, 1861 State convention makes Robert Wilson president in place of Sterling Price, made major-general in the Confederate army......July 22, 1861 State convention declares the office of governor, of lieutenant-governor, and of members of legislature vacant, and elects Hamilton R. Gamble as provisional governor......July 31, 1861 Thomas C. Reynolds, ex-lieutenant-governor, proclaims from New Madrid that the forces of General Pillow had come on the invitation of Governor Jackson, to aid in expelling the enemy ......July 31, 1861 Governor Gamble, by proclamation, promises protection to all citizens in arms who return peaceably to their homes......Aug. 3, 1861 Governor Jackson, returning from Richmond, Va., to New Madrid, issues a Declaration of Independence of t