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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, John Parker 1806-1873 (search)
Hale, John Parker 1806-1873 Politician; born in Rochester, N. Ht., March 31, 1806: graduated at Bowdoin College in 1827; studied in his native town, and was there admitted to the bar in 1830. He was appointed United States district attorney in 1834 and reappointed in 1838, but was removed, June 17, 1841, by President Tyler on party grounds. In 1842 he was elected to Congress; and in 1847-53 was a United States Senator. He was counsel, in 1851, in the trials which resulted from the forcible rescue of the fugitive slave Shadrach from the custody of the United States marshal in Boston. He was nominated by the Free-soil party for President of the United States, with George W. Julian for Vice-President, in 1852, and received 157,680 votes. In 1855 he was returned to the United States Senate for the four years of the unexpired term of Mr. Atherton, deceased, and in 1859 was re-elected for a full term. He was United States minister to Spain in 1865-69. He died in Dover, N. H.,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
h to 27th 1836 to 1842 Franklin Pierce25th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Leonard Wilcox27th 1842 Levi Woodbury27th to 29th 1842 to 1845 Charles G. Atherton28th to 31st1843 to 1849 Benning J. Jenness29th 1845 to 1846 Joseph Cilley to 1846 to 1847 John P. Hale30th to 33d 1847 to 1853 Moses Norris. Jr.31st to 33d 1849 to 1855 Charles G. Atherton33d 1853 Jared W. Williamsto1853 John S. Wellsto1855 James Bell 34th 1855 to 1857 John P. Hale34th to 38th 1855 to 1865 Daniel Clark35th to 39th 1857 John P. Hale34th to 38th 1855 to 1865 Daniel Clark35th to 39th 1857 to 1866 George G. Fogg39th 1866 to 1867 Aaron H. Cragin39th to 44th 1866 to 1875 James W. Patterson40th to 43d 1867 to 1873 Bainbridge Wadleigh43d to 46th 1873 to 1879 Edward H. Rollins45th to 48th 1877 to 1883 Henry W. Blair46th to 52d 1879 to 1891 Austin F. Pike48th to 49th 1883 to 1886 Person C. Cheney49th to 50th 1886 to1888 William E. Chandler50th to 57th 1888 to 1901 Jacob H. Gallinger52d to — 1891 to — Henry E. Burnham57th to —190
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Political parties in the United States. (search)
gs and Democrats. For the immediate abolition of slavery, and equal rights. Against the fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution. Nominated James G. Birney for President, 1839, and again in 1843. Withdrew their candidates and joined the Free-soil party in 1848. Free-soil party, 1848-54 Formed from the Liberty party, Democrats, and Whigs. Chief cause of its appearance, opposition to slavery. Merged into the Republican party. Nominated Martin Van Buren for President, 1848, and John P. Hale, 1852. American party, 1852-60 Generally known as the Know-nothing party. Formed from members of other parties dissatisfied with the influx and power of the foreign element. Favored more stringent naturalization laws; reserved rights of States. Opposed foreign immigration; suffrage and office-holding by foreign-born citizens; efforts to reject the Bible from the public schools, etc. Nominated Millard Fillmore for President in 1856. Merged into the Constitutional Union party in 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
ary Taylor For foot-note references see page 291.LaWhig1,360,101139,557163Millard Fillmore For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Whig163 Lewis CassMich.Dem1,220,544127William O. ButlerKyDem127 Martin Van BurenN. Y.F. Soil291,263Charles F. AdamsMass.F. Soil 1852. Franklin 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
er 29; these proportions were maintained very steadily until the fifty-third ballot, when General Scott received 159 votes to 112 for Fillmore, and 21 for Webster. William A. Graham, North Carolina, was on the second ballot nominated for Vice-President.] Henry Clay dies at Washington, D. C., aged seventy-five......June 29, 1852 Branch of the United States mint established at San Francisco, Cal.......July 3, 1852 Free-soil convention at Pittsburg, Pa.......Aug. 11, 1852 [Named John P. Hale, New Hampshire, for President, and George W. Julian, Indiana, for Vice-President.] First session adjourns (after a session of 275 days)......Aug. 31, 1852 Daniel Webster dies at Marshfield, Mass., aged seventy......Oct. 24, 1852 Seventeenth Presidential election takes place......Nov. 2, 1852 Second session assembles......Dec. 6, 1852 Caloric ship Ericsson makes a trial-trip from New York to the Potomac......Jan. 11, 1853 Congress transfers all that portion of the Cumber
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
legal holiday, directs removal of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from Hanover to the farm of the late Benjamin Thompson, of Durham, and passes a secret or Australian ballot act at its session......Jan. 7–April 11, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel W. Hale dies at Brooklyn, aged sixty-eight......Oct. 16, 1891 Monument to Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Merrimac......May 27, 1892 Statue of John P. Hale, donated by his son-in-law, W. E. Chandler, unveiled in the State-house yard, Concord......Aug. 31, 1892 John Greenleaf Whittier, born 1807, dies at Hampton Falls......Sept. 7, 1892 Vote for governor: John B. Smith, Republican, 43,676; Luther F. McKinney, Democrat, 41,501; Edgar L. Carr, Prohibition, 1,563; scattering, 320......November, 1892 Insane asylum at Dover burned; forty-five lives lost......Feb. 9, 1893 Monument to Maj.-Gen. John Sullivan, erected by legislative autho