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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Furnas, Robert Wilkinson (search)
Furnas, Robert Wilkinson Born in Miami county, O., May 5, 1824; removed to Nebraska in 1855; appointed colonel of the 2d Nebraska Cavalry during the Civil War; elected governor of Nebraska in 1873; president of the Nebraska Historical Society and of the Nebraska Pioneers Society, also grand master of the Order of Odd Fellows and of the Masonic Society.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKinney, Mordecai -1867 (search)
McKinney, Mordecai -1867 Lawyer; born. near Carlisle, Pa., about 1796; graduated at Dickinson College in 1814; admitted to the bar in 1817; began practice in Harrisburg; and was made deputy attorneygeneral of Miami county in 1821. Later he devoted his time to compiling works on law. His publications include The Pennsylvania justice of the peace; The United States constitutional manual; Our government; The American magistrate and Civil officer: a manual for popular use; Pennsylvania tax laws; and Digest of the laws of Pennsylvania relative to Banks and bankers. He died in Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 17, 1867.