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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Short, Charles 1821-1886 (search)
Short, Charles 1821-1886 Educator; born in Haverhill, Mass., May 28, 1821; graduated at Harvard College in 1846; was instructor in Roxbury and Philadelphia in 1847-63; president and Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy in Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1863-67; and became Professor of Latin in Columbia College, New York, in 1868. He contributed many articles to periodicals. He died in New York, Dec. 24, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Richard Penn 1799-1854 (search)
Smith, Richard Penn 1799-1854 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 13, 1799; was admitted to the bar in 1821; editor and owner of the Aurora in 1822-27; then resumed the practice of law and gave much time to literary work. He was the author of William Penn (a comedy); Life of David Crockctt; Life of Martin Van Buren, etc. He died in Falls of Schuylkill, Pa., Aug. 12, 1854.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Snow, Caleb Hopkins 1796-1835 (search)
Snow, Caleb Hopkins 1796-1835 Physician; born in Boston, Mass., April 1, 1796; graduated at Brown University in 1813, and received his medical degree there in 1821. His publications include History of Boston, with some account of its environs, and a Geography of Boston and adjacent towns. He died in Boston, Mass., July 6, 1835.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Societies, religious and benevolent (search)
asylum for the blind was the Perkins Institute and Massachusetts Asylum, founded in 1829. It was opened in 1832, under the superintendence of Dr. Samuel G. Howe (q. v.), who treated the complicated infirmities of Laura Bridgman successfully. The first asylum for the insane in this country was founded at Williamsburg, Va., in 1773, and was the only one in the United States until 1818, when another was established at Somerville, Mass. That was followed by the Bloomingdale Asylum, New York, in 1821, and the asylum at Hartford in 1824. The Moravians in Georgia established the first orphan asylum in the American colonies about 1738, and Rev. George Whitefield laid the foundation-stone of one 10 miles from Savannah in 1740. Preventive and reformatory institutions are among our most important public charities. The first of the kind in the United States was the New York House of Refuge for Juvenile Delinquents, founded in 1824. It was opened at the beginning of 1825. It still exists,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Southard, Samuel Lewis 1787-1842 (search)
Southard, Samuel Lewis 1787-1842 Jurist; born in Baskingridge, N. J., June 9, 1787; graduated at Princeton College in 1804; admitted to the bar of Virginia; became associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1815; and elected to the United States Senate as a Whig to fill a. vacancy in 1821. Soon after the expiration of this term he was appointed Secretary of the Navy, and served till March 3, 1829, and during this period he was at times also acting Secretary of the Treasury and of War. In 1829 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey; in 1832 was elected governor of the State; and in 1833-42 was again in the United States Senate, becoming its president on the death of President Harrison and the accession of John Tyler in 1841. He died in Fredericksburg, Va., June 26, 1842.
al independence of Spain began soon after the royal family of Portugal abandoned Europe and took refuge in Brazil in 1807. The rising began in Buenos Ayres, Venezuela, and Chile. In 1810 Mexico revolted, but did not secure its independence until 1821. The other states followed at various intervals, Bolivia, in 1824, being the last. The people of the United States naturally sympathized with these movements. When the diplomatic appropriation bill came up in Congress, March 24, 1818, Henry Clan for a minister to the new South American republic of La Plata. Early in the session of 1819 he proposed the acknowledgment of the South American republics, but it was considered premature. He brought the question before Congress again early in 1821, when the House of Representatives adopted resolutions to that effect. In his annual message (Dec. 3, 1821), President Monroe called the attention of Congress to these republics, suggesting that they were really independent of Spain and deserved
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sparks, Jared 1789- (search)
raduated at Harvard College in 1815, and was a tutor there from 1817 to 1819. He had passed his youth in mechanical pursuits, and during his college course taught for a while a small private school at Havre de Grace, Md. He was in the militia that opposed Cockburn and his marauders. At Cambridge he studied theology; became an editor of the North American review, and was sole proprietor and conductor of it from 1823 to 1830. He was a Unitarian minister at Baltimore from 1819 to 1823, and in 1821 was chaplain to the House of Representatives. In 1839 he was chosen Professor of History at Harvard, occupying the position ten years, and from 1849 to 1852 he was president of that institution. In 1857 Dr. Sparks made a tour in Europe with his family, and afterwards resided at Cambridge until his death, March 14, 1866. Dr. Sparks's earlier publications were mostly on theological subjects. In 1834 he began the publication of The writings of George Washington, with a life. It was completed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
s17461813 7-91801-07Nathaniel MaconNorth Carolina17571837 10, 111807-11Joseph B. VarnumMasssachusetts17501821 12, 131811-14Henry ClayKentucky 17771852 131814-15Langdon ChevesSouth Carolina17761857 14-161815-20Henry ClayKentucky17771852 161820-21John W. TaylorNew York17841854 171821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry ClayKentucky17771852 191825-27John W. TaylorNew York17841854 20-231827-34Andrew StevensonVirginia17841857 231834-35John BellTennessee 17971869 24, 251835-1821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry ClayKentucky17771852 191825-27John W. TaylorNew York17841854 20-231827-34Andrew StevensonVirginia17841857 231834-35John BellTennessee 17971869 24, 251835-39James K. PolkTennessee17951849 261839-41R. M. T. HunterVirginia18091887 271841-43John WhiteKentucky18051845 281843-45John W. JonesVirginia18051848 291845-47John W. DavisIndiana17991850 301847-49Robert C. WinthropMassachusetts18091894 311849-51Howell CobbGeorgia18151868 32, 331851-55Linn BoydKentucky18001859 341855-57Nathaniel P. BanksMassachusetts18161894 351857-59James L. OrrSouth Carolina18221873 361859-61William PenningtonNew Jersey 17961862 371861-63Galusha A. GrowPennsylvania18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Squier, Ephraim George 1821-1888 (search)
Squier, Ephraim George 1821-1888 Historian; born in Bethlehem, N. Y., June 17, 1821; engaged in journalism and civil engineering. From 1845 to 1848 he edited the Scioto gazette at Chillicothe, O., and became familiar with the ancient mounds in the Scioto Valley. In conjunction with Dr. Edward H. Davis, of Ohio, he began a systematic investigation of the aboriginal monuments of the Mississippi Valley, the results of which were published in the first volume of the Smithsonian contributions to knowledge. Thenceforth his life was devoted to researches into the archaeology and ethnology of the ancient races of the American continent. In 1848 he was appointed charge d'affaires to the republics of Central America, where he made special efforts towards securing the construction of an interoceanic railway, and afterwards published several works concerning those countries. He was United States commissioner to Peru in 1863-64, and in 1871 became the first president of the Anthropologica
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, John D. 1821- (search)
Stevens, John D. 1821- Military officer; born in Staunton, Va., June 8, 1821; admitted to the bar in 1841 and began practice in Franklin county, Mo., in 1842; served in the Mexican War, and afterwards settled in St. Louis. He was an earnest advocate of the Union cause, recruited the 7th Missouri Volunteers in 1861; promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862; defeated the Confederate left flank at Champion Hill; and commanded an expedition that expelled the Confederates from northern Louisiana. He was promoted colonel in 1866, and brevetted major-general of volunteers in 1867; was retired in 1871; and then resumed the practice of law.
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