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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Bushrod Rust 1817-1880 (search)
Johnson, Bushrod Rust 1817-1880 Military officer; born in Belmont county, O., Sept. 6, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1840; he served in the Florida and Mexican wars; and was Professor of Mathematics in military academies in Kentucky and Tennessee. He joined the Confederate army in 1861; was made a brigadier-general early in 1862; was captured at Fort Donelson, but soon afterwards escaped; was wounded in the battle of Shiloh; and was made major-general in 1864. He was in command of a division in Lee's army at the time of the surrender at Appomattox Court-house, and after the war was chancellor of the University of Nashville. He died in Brighton, Ill., Sept. 11, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shannon, Wilson 1802-1877 (search)
Shannon, Wilson 1802-1877 Diplomatist; born in Belmont county, O., Feb. 24, 1802; graduated at Athens College and became a lawyer; was governor of Ohio in 1838-40 and 1842-44: minister to Mexico in 1844; member of Congress in 1853-55; governor of Kansas Territory in 1855-56; favored slavery, but was very cautious, and in 1855 succeeded in settling the Wakarusha War (see Kansas). He died in Lawrence, Kan., Aug. 31, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Windom, William 1827- (search)
Windom, William 1827- Financier; born in Belmont county, O., May 10, 1827; studied law, settled in Minnesota, and was in Congress in 1859-69, and the United States Senate in 1870-81. He attained prominence on the Republican side, especially in financial matters. Three times, in 1880, 1884, and 1888, his name was presented to Republican national conventions for the Presidential nomination. Senator Windom was a member of President Garfield's cabinet, holding the treasury portfolio. Retiring after Garfield's death, he was chosen again to the Senate, where he remained until 1883. With the return of the Republicans under President Harrison in 1889, Windom was called to take his former cabinet office. He was in the middle of his term when, on Jan. 29, 1891, he was an invited guest at the annual banquet of the board of trade in New York; at this dinner the Secretary dropped dead just after finishing an impressive address on his favorite topic—financ