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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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in all the graces of manhood. David R. Atchison, now no more, but kindly remembered even by those who disagreed with him politically, was a man of unswerving courage and stainless honor. The University of Transylvania was fortunate in so far that its alumni were favorites in public life. My dear and true friend, George W. Jones, of Iowa, was of our class, and with me, also, in the Senate of the United States; S. W. Downs, of Louisiana, was a graduate of Transylvania, and so was Edward A. Hannegan, both of whom were subsequently United States Senators. When I was serving my first term as United States Senator, I was one of six graduates of Transylvania who held seats in that chamber. In my time, the college proper (over which the very brilliant Horace Holly presided), consisted of a medical department, with such distinguished professors as Drake, Dudley, Blythe, Cook, Richardson, Caldwell, and others. The law department was well, although not so numerously attended as the
day, it more than startled them; it alarmed them. The debate which followed was most exciting and much too personal. Among those from the South, besides Calhoun and Mr. Davis, who participated, were Butler, of South Carolina; Foote, of Mississippi; Mangum, of North Carolina; and Westcott, of Florida. Douglas, of Illinois, sided, rather cynically, with Hale. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, could not see what had induced the Senator from New Hampshire to introduce such a measure at that moment; Hannegan, of Indiana, denounced it, and Davis, of Massachusetts, supported it. The excitement was extraordinary the more so that it was evidenced that all the speakers, save one, sincerely regretted it. A living coal seemed to have leaped upon the floor from the fires of the Missouri Compromise, even then building. Hale throughout the discussion was cool, because it was a mere matter of calculation with him. It had mattered little to him what would be the fate of his bill. What he had most desire
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
9 Ira J. Chase, lieut.-gov.actingNov. 1891 Claude Matthewsassumes officeJan. 1, 1893 James A. Mountassumes officeJan. 1897 Winfield T. Durbinassumes officeJan. 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. James Noble14th to 22d1816 to 1831 Waller Taylor14th to 19th1816 to 1825 William Hendricks19th to 24th1825 to 1837 Robert Hanna22d1831 to 1832 John Tipton22d to 25th1832 to 1837 Oliver H. Smith25th to 27th1837 to 1843 AlbertS. White26th to 28th1839 to 1844 Edward A. Hannegan28th to 30th1843 to 1849 Jesse D. Bright29th to 37th1845 to 1861 James Whitcomb31st to 32d1849 to 1852 Charles W. Cathcart32d1852 to 1853 John Petit32d to 33d1853 to 1856 Graham N. Fitch34th to 36th1857 to 1860 Henry S. Lane37th to 39th1861 to 1867 Joseph A. Wright37th1861 to 1862 David Turpie37th1863 Thomas A. Hendricks38th to 40th1863 to 1869 Oliver P. Morton40th to 45th1867 to 1877 Daniel D. Pratt41st to 43d1869 to 1875 Joseph E. McDonald44th to 46th1875 to 1881 Daniel W