• 4 Pages Hill, William COL
    Hill, William COL

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    Subject: ANB - Bio of the Day From: biod-request@anb.org Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 02:50:06 -0500 (EST) To: ANB bioday mailing list <biod@anb.org> Special Announcement: OUP is pleased to announce that ANB Online is now available by individual subscript

  • 4 Pages carey.wygov.biog
    Carey.wygov.biog

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    Carey, Joseph Maull (19 Jan. 1845-5 Feb. 1924), U.S. senator and governor of Wyoming, was born in Milton, Delaware, the son of Robert Hood Carey, a merchant and farmer, and Susan Davis. He attended public schools in his hometown. At the age of sev

  • 4 Pages rusk.wi.gov
    Rusk.wi.gov

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    American National Biography Online Rusk, Jeremiah McClain (17 June 1830-21 Nov. 1893), congressman, governor, and U.S. secretary of agriculture, was born in Deerfield Township, Morgan County, Ohio, the son of Daniel Rusk and Jane Faulk

  • 4 Pages bedford, gunning
    Bedford, Gunning

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    Bedford, Gunning, Jr. (1747-30 Mar. 1812), revolutionary statesman, signer of the U.S. Constitution, and federal district judge, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Gunning Bedford and Susannah Jacquett. His upper-middle-class father

  • 3 Pages hobby
    Hobby

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    American National Biography Online Hobby, William Pettus (26 Mar. 1878-7 June 1964), newspaper publisher and governor, was born in Moscow, Texas, the son of Edwin E. Hobby, a state senator and district judge, and Eudora Adeline Pettus.

  • 3 Pages herter,Christian
    Herter,Christian

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    Herter, Christian Archibald (28 Mar. 1895-30 Dec. 1966), governor of Massachusetts and U.S. secretary of state, was born in Paris, France, the son of Albert Herter and Adele McGinnis, artists and expatriates. Educated at the Ecole Alsatienne in Par

  • 5 Pages harriman.av
    Harriman.av

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    Harriman, W. Averell (15 Nov. 1891-26 July 1986), businessman and government official, was born William Averell Harriman in New York City, the son of the railroad organizer Edward H. Harriman and Mary Averell (Mary Williamson Averell Harriman). He

  • 3 Pages Hamilton, Paul
    Hamilton, Paul

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    Hamilton, Paul (16 Oct. 1762-30 June 1816), statesman, was born in St. Paul's Parish, South Carolina, the son of Archibald Hamilton and Rebecca Branford, planters. He attended common school in Charleston until June 1776, when a British fleet appe

  • 3 Pages Graham, Jos. COL
    Graham, Jos. COL

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    Graham, Joseph (13 Oct. 1759-12 Nov. 1836), revolutionary soldier, political leader, and iron entrepreneur, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of James Graham and Mary McConnell Barber, farmers. Graham's father rented the land he fa

  • 2 Pages Brawley Wm. GA
    Brawley Wm. GA

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    Brawley, William Hiram (13 May 1841-15 Nov. 1916), South Carolina politician and federal judge, was born in Chester, South Carolina, the son of Hiram Brawley, a planter, and Harriet Foote. He graduated from the South Carolina College in 1860. When

  • 3 Pages Gooch, Wm VA
    Gooch, Wm VA

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    Gooch, Sir William (21 Oct. 1681-17 Dec. 1751), colonial governor of Virginia, was born in Yarmouth, England, the son of Thomas Gooch, a local official, and Frances Lone. Both parents died before William was sixteen, and he had a close relationshi

  • 3 Pages Gage, Gen.
    Gage, Gen.

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    Gage, Thomas (1719 or 1720-2 Apr. 1787), soldier and the last royal governor of Massachusetts, was born in Firle, Sussex, England, the son of Thomas Gage, first Viscount Gage of the Irish peerage, who had for political reasons abandoned his fami

  • 3 Pages Colden, Cadw. COL FED
    Colden, Cadw. COL FED

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    COLDEN, CADWALLADER, II (26 May 1722-18 Feb. 1797), farmer, public official, and Loyalist, was born in New York City, the son of Cadwallader Colden, a physician, scientist, and colonial official, and Alice Christie. In 1727 the family moved to t

  • 3 Pages r.tyler.biog
    R.tyler.biog

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    American National Biography Online Tyler, Robert (9 Sept. 1816-3 Dec. 1877), Democratic party leader, was born in Charles City County, Virginia, the son of John Tyler (1790-1862), a lawyer and planter and later the tenth president of t

  • 3 Pages Hill, Lister
    Hill, Lister

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    Hill, Lister (27 Dec. 1894-20 Dec. 1984), U.S. congressman and senator, was born Joseph Lister Hill in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of Luther Leonidas Hill, Jr., a prominent physician, and Lilly Lyons. Dr. Hill named his son for the world-renowned

  • 2 Pages Tumulty, Joseph
    Tumulty, Joseph

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    Tumulty, Joseph Patrick (5 May 1879-8 Apr. 1954), lawyer and politician, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Philip Tumulty, a grocer, and Alicia Feehan. Due to his father's successes in real estate and local politics, Tumulty was raised

  • 3 Pages Granger, Francis AB
    Granger, Francis AB

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    American National Biography Online Granger, Francis (1 Dec. 1792-28 Aug. 1868), legislator and political leader, was born in Suffield, Connecticut, the son of Gideon Granger, the postmaster general under Thomas Jefferson and James Madi

  • 3 Pages Ruppert Jacob Prog
    Ruppert Jacob Prog

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    American National Biography Online Ruppert, Jacob (5 Aug. 1867-13 Jan. 1939), brewer and baseball club owner, was born in New York City, the son of Jacob Ruppert, a brewer, and Anna Gillig. His paternal grandfather was a brewer from Bav

  • 3 Pages Gilmer.AB
    Gilmer.AB

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    American National Biography Online Gilmer, John Adams (4 Nov. 1805-14 May 1868), state senator and U.S. and Confederate congressman, was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Robert Gilmer, a farmer and wheelwright, and A

  • 2 Pages Fenton, Reuben  AB Recon
    Fenton, Reuben AB Recon

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    Fenton, Reuben Eaton (4 July 1819-25 Aug. 1885), governor and U.S. senator, was born in Chautauqua County, New York, the son of George W. Fenton and Elsie Owen, New England-born farmers and storekeepers. He attended local schools and academies and

  • 2 Pages Baker, Judge Harvey PROG
    Baker, Judge Harvey PROG

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    Baker, Harvey Humphrey (11 Apr. 1869-10 Apr. 1915), juvenile court judge, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of James Baker, a merchant, and Harriet M. Humphrey. The child of a prosperous New England family with deep roots in the regio

  • 3 Pages brown.OH.gov
    Brown.OH.gov

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    American National Biography Online Brown, Ethan Allen (4 July 1776-24 Feb. 1852), governor of Ohio, U.S. senator, and diplomat, was born in Darien, Connecticut, the son of Roger Brown, a prominent landholder, and Mary Smith. The younge

  • 3 Pages bradley.sc.pol
    Bradley.sc.pol

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    American National Biography Online Bradley, Aaron Alpeora (1815?- Oct. 1882), Reconstruction politician, was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, the son of unknown slaves on the plantation of Francis Pickens, a prominent politi

  • 3 Pages Sharkey, Wm. AB to Recon
    Sharkey, Wm. AB To Recon

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    American National Biography Online Sharkey, William Lewis (12 July 1798-30 Mar. 1873), Mississippi chief justice and politician, was born near Muscle Shoals in Holston Valley, East Tennessee, the son of Patrick Sharkey, a farmer, and his wife

  • 7 Pages Seward, Wm. AB to Recon
    Seward, Wm. AB To Recon

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    Seward, William Henry (16 May 1801-10 Oct. 1872), governor, senator, and secretary of state, was born in Florida, Orange County, New York, the son of Samuel Sweezy Seward, a prosperous farmer and land speculator, and Mary Jennings. Young Seward disp

  • 13 Pages truman
    Truman

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    American National Biography Online [ illustration ] Harry Truman. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-117122 DLC). Truman

  • 2 Pages Goodloe, Wm. GA
    Goodloe, Wm. GA

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    Goodloe, William Cassius (27 June 1841-10 Nov. 1889), lawyer and politician, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, the son of David Short Goodloe, a merchant, and Sallie Ann Lewis Clay Smith. He attended Transylvania College but withdrew in his se

  • 4 Pages Reed, Joseph COL FED
    Reed, Joseph COL FED

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    American National Biography Online Reed, Joseph (27 Aug. 1741-5 Mar. 1785), lawyer, soldier, and statesman, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Andrew Reed, a minor officeholder and merchant, and Theodosia Bowes. Following the fa

  • 4 Pages smallwood.wm.rev
    Smallwood.wm.rev

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    American National Biography Online Smallwood, William (1732-14 Feb. 1792), officeholder and soldier, was born in Charles County, Maryland, probably on his father's estate, "Smallwood's Retreat," on Mattawoman Creek. He was the son of Ba

  • 4 Pages Otis, James  COL FED
    Otis, James COL FED

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    American National Biography Online Otis, James (2 Feb. 1725-23 May 1783), politician, was born in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, the son of Colonel James Otis and Mary Allyne. James Otis, Sr., was the political "boss" of Barnstable County (

  • 3 Pages maclay.biog
    Maclay.biog

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    American National Biography Online Maclay, Samuel (17 June 1741-5 Oct. 1811), surveyor and politician, was born in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Maclay and Eleanor Query, both immigrants from Irelan

  • 5 Pages dewit.clinton
    Dewit.clinton

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    American National Biography Online [ illustration ] De Witt Clinton. Lithograph of a painting by Henry Inman. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-UXZ62-50394). Clinton, De Witt (2 Mar. 1769-11 Feb. 1828), N

  • 3 Pages Nye, Gerald 1920-50
    Nye, Gerald 1920-50

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    Nye, Gerald Prentice (19 Dec. 1892-17 July 1971), U.S. senator, was born in Hortonville, Wisconsin, the son of Irwin Raymond Nye, a newspaper publisher, and Ella Prentice. Reared in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, young Nye and his father were followers of

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