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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood 1816-1895 (search)
Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood 1816-1895 Jurist; born in Concord, Mass., Feb. 21, 1816; son of Samuel Hoar, and brother George F. Hoar; graduated at Harvard in 1835; admitted to the bar in 1840, and practised in Concord and Boston. He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1849-55; of the State Supreme Court in 1859-69; Attorney-General of the United States in 1869-70; member of the high joint commission which framed the treaty of Washington in 1871; and a representative in Congress in 1873-75. He died in Concord, Mass., Jan. 31, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hodge, Charles 1797-1878 (search)
Hodge, Charles 1797-1878 Theologian; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 28, 1797; graduated at Princeton College in 1815, and at the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1819; became an instructor there in 1820, and Professor of Oriental and Biblical Literature in 1822. He studied in Europe in the universities of Paris, Halle, and Berlin in 1826-28, and on his return resumed his professorship. He was given the chair of Didactic and Exegetical Theology in 1840, to which Polemical Theology was added in 1852. He founded the Biblical Repertory in 1825; changed its name in 1829 to Biblical Repertory and Princeton review; and was its editor till 1871, when it was changed to Presbyterian quarterly and Princeton review. His writings include a large number of essays and reviews, and Constitutional history of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. He died in Princeton, N. J., June 19, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, Samuel Gridley 1801-1876 (search)
821; became a physician; and sympathizing with the Greeks in their struggle for independence, went there in 1824, and served as a surgeon in the army and in other capacities until 1830. In 1831 he became interested in the establishment of an institution for the blind in Boston. The Pekin Institute was the result. It was put in operation in 1832, with Dr. Howe at its head. In that institution, through the unwearied efforts of Dr. Howe, Laura Bridgman, a deaf, dumb, and blind girl, became educated. Dr. Howe, while in Europe, preparatory to opening the institution, engaged a little in politics, and was in a Prussian prison about six weeks. He was ever active in every good work. He went to Greece again in 1867, as bearer of supplies to the Cretans in their struggle with the Turks. In 1871 he was one of the commissioners sent by the government of the United States to Santo Domingo to report upon the annexation of that island to the American Republic. He died in Boston, June 6, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hughes, Robert William 1821- (search)
Hughes, Robert William 1821- Lawyer; born in Powhatan county, Va., June 16, 1821; educated at the Caldwell Institute, North Carolina; taught school in North Carolina in 1840-42; editor of the Richmond (Va.) Examiner in 1852-57, the Richmond Republic in 1865-6, and the Richmond State journal. He was United States district-attorney for western Virginia in 1871-73; Republican candidate for governor of Virginia in 1873; and author of Law reports; The currency question from a Southern Point of view; The American dollar; and lives of Generals Floyd and Johnston in Pollard's Lee and his Lieutenants.
rop alone exceeding in value $4,280,000. For 1900 the equalized valuation of all taxable property was $47,545,905, and the total bonded debt was $425,500, largely incurred for the construction of wagon-roads. The population in 1890 was 84,385; in 1900, 161,772. See United States, Idaho, vol. IX. Territorial governors. Name.Date. Wm. H. Wallace1863 to 1864 Caleb Lyon1864 to 1866 David W. Ballard1866 to 1867 Samuel Bard1870 Gilman Marston1870 to 1871 Alexander Connor1871 Thomas M. Bowen1871 Thomas W. Bennett1871 to 1876 Mason Brayman1876 to 1880 John B. Neil1880 to 1883 John N. Irwin1883 Wm. N. Burn1884 to 1885 Edwin A. Stevens1885 to 1889 State governors. Name.Date. George L. Shoup1890 N. B. Willey3890 to 1893 Wm. J. McConnell1893 to 1897 Frank Steunenberg1897 to 1901 Frank W. Hunt1901 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. George L. Shoup51st to —1890 Fred. T. Dubois51st to 54th1890 to 1895 Henry Heitfeld55th to 58th1897 to 19
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
h to 18th1818 to 1824 Jesse B. Thomas15th to 19th1818 to 1826 John McLean18th to 20th1824 to 1830 Elias Kent Kane19th to 23d1826 to 1835 David J. Baker21st1830 John M. Robinson21st to 27th1831 to 1841 William L. D. Ewing24th1836 United States Senators—Continued. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Richard M. Young25th to 27th1837 to 1843 Samuel McRoberts27th1841 to 1843 Sidney Breese28th to 31st1843 to 1849 James Semple28th1843 to 1846 Stephen A. Douglas29th to 37th1847 to 1861 James Shields31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Lymnan Trumbull34th to 42d1855 to 1871 Orville H. Browning37th1861 William A. Richardson37th to 39th1863 to 1865 Richard Yates39th to 42d1865 to 1871 John A. Logan42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Richard J. Oglesby43d to 46th1873 to 1878 David Davis45th to 47th1877 to 1883 John A. Logan46th to 49th1879 to 1886 Shelby M. Cullum48th to —1883 to — Charles B. Farwell50th to 51st1887 to 1891 John M. Palmer52d to 55th1891 to 1897 William E. Mason55th to 58th1897 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Income-tax. (search)
to 25. The House refused to take up the Senate bill Feb. 9, 1871, by a vote of 104 to 105, but on March 3, 1871, concurred in the report of a committee which endorsed the Senate bill and repealed the tax. The last tax levied under the law was in 1871. Income-taxes assessed and due in 1871 and for preceding years, however, continued to be collected, 1872-74, as seen by the subjoined table: Amount of revenue from income-tax each year. 1863$2,741,857 186420,294,733 186532,050,017 1866721871 and for preceding years, however, continued to be collected, 1872-74, as seen by the subjoined table: Amount of revenue from income-tax each year. 1863$2,741,857 186420,294,733 186532,050,017 186672,982,160 186766,014,429 186841,455,599 186934,791,857 187037,775,872 187119,162,652 187214,436,861 18735,062,312 1874140,391 ————— Total$346908740 The Wilson tariff bill of 1894 contained provisions for an income-tax, which the United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional on May
LoweDec., 1858 Samuel J. Kirkwood Jan., 1860 William M. StoneJan., 1864 Samuel MerrillJan., 1868 C. C. CarpenterJan., 1872 Samuel J. Kirkwood. Jan., 1876 Joshua G. NewboldactingJan., 1876 John H. Gear.assumes officeJan. 1878 Buren R. Sherman Jan. 1882 William LarrabeeJan. 1886 Horace BoiesJan. 1890 Frank D. JacksonJan. 1894 Francis M. DrakeJan. 1896 Leslie M. ShawJan. 1898 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Date. Augustus C. Dodge30th to 33d1848 to 1855 George W. Jones30th to 36th1848 to 1859 James Harlan 34th to 38th 1856 to 1865 James W. Grimes 36th to 40th 1859 to 1869 Samuel J. Kirkwood39th 1865 to 1867 James Harlan40th to 43d 1867 to 1873 James B. Howell41st 1869 to 1871 George G. Wright42d to 44th 1871 to 1877 William B. Allison43d — 1873 to — Samuel J. Kirkwood45th to 46th 1877 to 1881 James W. McDill47th 1881 to 1883 James F. Wilson48th to 54th1883 to 1895 John H. Gear53d to 56th 1895 to 1900 Jonathan P. Dolliver56th to —1900
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ireland, John 1838- (search)
reland, Sept. 11, 1838. When nine years old he came to the United States and received a primary education in the Catholic schools of St. Paul, Minn. In 1853 he went to France and took a preparatory course in the Meximieux Seminary, after which he received his theological training in the seminary of Hyeres. On Dec. 21, 1861, he was ordained a priest, and for a while served in the Civil War as chaplain of the 5th Minnesota Regiment. Later he was made rector of the St. Paul Cathedral. In 1870-71 he represented Bishop Grace of St. Paul in the Vatican Council in Rome. Subsequently the Pope named him Bishop of Maronea and coadjutor to Bishop Grace, and he was consecrated Dec. 21, 1875. He succeeded to the see of St. Paul on July 31, 1884, and was made archbishop on May 15, 1888. From early youth he was a strong advocate of temperance. In 1869 he established the first total abstinence society in Minnesota. He also became active in colonizing the Northwest with Roman Catholics. In 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Sir Henry 1838- (search)
John Henry Brodribb, but he preferred the name of Irving, and in 1887 was permitted by royal license to continue the use of it. He was educated in a private school in London, and began his dramatic career in 1856, when he took the minor part of Orleans in Richelieu. In 1866 he established his reputation as an actor of merit at the St. James Theatre, in London, as Doricourt in The Belle's stratagem. In 1870 he appeared as Digby Grant in the Two Roses, which was played for 300 nights; and in 1871, after playing the part of Mathias in The bells at the Lyceum Theatre, he came to be regarded as the greatest actor in England. He assumed the management of the Lyceum Theatre in 1878, and raised that house to an international reputation. In May, 1881, he opened a memorable engagement with Edwin Booth, producing Othello, in which the two actors alternated the parts of Othello and Iago. He has made several successful tours of the United States in company with Ellen Terry, on one of which (1
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