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John Lawrence Caldwell (1875 - 1922)

John Lawrence Caldwell (July 16, 1875 - December 6, 1922) was the United States Ambassador to Iran from 1914 to 1921. He was born in Bourbon County, Kansas on July 16, 1875 to Thomas Anderson Caldw...

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Charlemagne Tower (1848 - 1932)

of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 17, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; president, Duluth & Iron Range Railroad;...

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James Gadsden, of the Gadsden Purchase MP (1788 - 1858)

James Gadsden (May 15, 1788 – December 26, 1858) was an American diplomat, soldier and businessman and namesake of the Gadsden Purchase, in which the United States purchased from Mexico the la...

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Maj. General Henry R. Jackson (CSA) (1820 - 1898)

Myers, p. 1561 - "He was one of the most distinguished Georgians of his day." Henry Rootes Jackson (June 24, 1820 – May 23, 1898) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during th...

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Robert C. Kirk (1821 - 1898)

Robert C. Kirk was an American politician who served as the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1860 to 1862.[1] Kirk was born February 26, 1821 in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio.[2] He at...

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John Y. Mason, U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Attorney General (1799 - 1859)

United States House of Representatives March 4, 1831 to January 11, 1837 Appointed Secretary of the Navy by President John Tyler on March 14, 1844 Appointed Attorney General by President James Polk...

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William Hawkins Polk, US Congress (c.1815 - 1862)

Served in the Mexican-American War S Congressman. Elected to represent Tennessee's 6th District n the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1851 to 1853. He also served as a Member...

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William R.D. King, 13th Vice President of the USA MP (1786 - 1853)

William R. King: at Wikipedia at FindAGrave William Rufus DeVane King (April 7, 1786 – April 18, 1853) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 13th Vice President of the Un...

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Edward Stettinius, Jr., U.S. Secretary of State (1900 - 1949)

. Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949) was United States Secretary of State under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, serving from 1944 to 1945...

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Colonel John "The Gray Ghost" Mosby (CSA) MP (1833 - 1916)

Biography John Singleton Mosby John Singleton Mosby (1833–1916) . . Title: Colonel John Singleton Mosby Source: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Photographs Division [cwpb...

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Robert Breckinridge McAfee (1784 - 1849)

Robert Breckinridge McAfee (February 18, 1784 – March 12, 1849) was a Kentucky politician, and was the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky serving from 1824 to 1828. McAfee was born on F...

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Richard C. Shannon (1839 - 1920)

Richard Cutts Shannon (February 12, 1839 - October 5, 1920) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Biography Born in New London, Connecticut, Shannon was graduated from the grammar and high sch...

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Malcolm Toon (1916 - 2009)

Malcolm Toon (July 4, 1916 – February 12, 2009) was an American diplomat. He graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1938, and served in the U.S. Navy du...

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Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854 - 1936)

Russell B. Harrison, the son of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, and his first wife, Caroline Scott Harrison, was born in Oxford, Butler County Ohio, on 12 August 1854. He grad...

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US Rep. Joel Turrill (1794 - 1859)

Joel Turrill (1794–1859) was a judge, politician, and diplomat from New York. Life Joel Turrill was born February 22, 1794 in Shoreham, Vermont and attended the common school. He later gra...

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Charles H. Upton (1812 - 1877)

Charles Horace Upton (August 23, 1812 – June 17, 1877) was a nineteenth-century politician and statesman from Massachusetts and Virginia. Biography Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Upton at...

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Horace Hildreth, Governor (1902 - 1988)

Horace Augustus Hildreth was born on December 2, 1902 in Gardiner, Maine, the son of an attorney. Hildreth attended local schools before graduating from Bowdoin College in the class of 1925 and recei...

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Charles Emory Smith, U.S. Postmaster General (1842 - 1908)

Charles Emory Smith (February 18, 1842 – January 19, 1908) was an American journalist and political leader. He was born in Mansfield, Connecticut. In 1849 his family removed to Albany, New Y...

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William James Stillman (1828 - 1901)

William James Stillman was a noted painter and journalist and was listed in Who's Who in America. William James Stillman served as US Consul in Rome, Italy during 1861-1865 and in Crete during 1865...

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LTC James Wilson, US Congress (1825 - 1867)

WILSON, James, (father of John Lockwood Wilson), a Representative from Indiana; born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., April 9, 1825; was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., ...

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Gen.Carl Schurz (USA), US Senator & Sec'y of the Interior (1829 - 1906)

Carl Christian Schurz (German: [ˈkaʁl ˈʃʊʁts]; 1829–1906) was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the A...

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Henry W. Blair, U.S. Senator (1834 - 1920)

Henry William Blair (December 6, 1834 – March 14, 1920) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Campton, he attended the common schools and private academies...

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George G. Fogg, U.S. Senator (1813 - 1881)

George Gilman Fogg (May 26, 1813 – October 5, 1881) was a United States Senator and diplomat from New Hampshire. Born in Meredith Center, he pursued classical studies and graduated from Dartmo...

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A. S. J. Carnahan, US Congress (1897 - 1968)

Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan (January 9, 1897 - March 24, 1968) was an United States politician from Southeast Missouri. He began his career as an teacher and school administrator. He then served a...

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James Leander Cathcart (1767 - 1843)

James Leander Cathcart (1 June 1767 – 6 October 1843) was a diplomat, slave, and sailor. He is notable for his narrative as a slave in Algiers for eleven years. Revolutionary War Cathcart ...

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Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. (1895 - 1961)

Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. (/ˈbɜrli/; January 27, 1895 – February 17, 1971) was a lawyer, educator, author, and U.S. diplomat. He was the author of The Modern Corporation and Priv...

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Daniel C. Roper, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1867 - 1943)

Daniel Calhoun Roper (April 1, 1867 – April 11, 1943) was the U.S. administrator, particularly from to served as the 7th United States Secretary of Commerce under President Franklin D. Rooseve...

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Romeo H. Freer, US Congress (1846 - 1913)

Romeo Hoyt Freer (November 9, 1846 – May 9, 1913) was the Republican Attorney General of West Virginia from 1901 to 1905. Born in Bazetta Township, Trumbull County, Ohio), Ohio on November 9...

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Francis Dana, L.L.D. (1743 - 1811)

Francis Dana (June 13, 1743 – April 25, 1811) was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777–1778 and 1784...

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Alexander Dimitry, U.S. Minister to Costa Rica (1805 - 1883)

Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1805. Newspaper editor; coll...

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John Gardner Coolidge (1863 - 1936)

U.S. Diplomat and author John Gardner Coolidge (July 4, 1863–February 28, 1936) was an American collector, diplomat, author, and nephew of Isabella Stewart Gardner. Coolidge was born and d...

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John Coffin Jones, Jr. (1796 - 1861)

John Coffin Jones, Jr. (1796–1861) was the first United States Consular Agent to the Kingdom of Hawaii. Life John Coffin Jones Jr. was born in 1796 in Massachusetts. His father was John Co...

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Larz Anderson III (1886 - 1937)

Larz Anderson III (born August 15, 1866 in Paris, France; died April 13, 1937 in White Sulphur Spring, WV) was a wealthy American businessman and diplomat who briefly served as U.S. Ambassador to Jap...

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Sumner Gerard (1916 - 2005)

Sumner Gerard, a former Montana cattle rancher and legislator who served as ambassador to Jamaica in the 1970's, died on Feb. 24 in Vero Beach, Fla. Mr. Gerard, 88, was a former resident of Montana and...

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Daniel Jenifer (1791 - 1855)

Congressman and US Minister to Austria Daniel Jenifer (April 15, 1791 – December 18, 1855) was an American lawyer and statesman from Charles County, Maryland. He was also the Brother of Daniel...

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John Bigelow (1817 - 1911)

John Bigelow (November 25, 1817 – December 19, 1911) was an American lawyer and statesman. Life Born in Malden-on-Hudson, New York, John Bigelow, Sr.graduated from Union College in 1835 ...

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Charles James Faulkner, US Congress (1806 - 1884)

Charles James Faulkner (July 6, 1806 – November 1, 1884) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia and West Virginia. He was the father of Charles James Faulkner. Born in ...

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Tobias Lear, V MP (1762 - 1816)

Diplomat. He was hired in 1784 to be the personal tutor to the children of Martha Washington. He quickly became George Washington's personal secretary, and moved to New York City with Washington when...

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John Strother Pendleton, US Congress (1802 - 1868)

John Strother Pendleton (William, James, James, Henry, Philip), b. 1802; d. November 19, 1868. Married (1824) Lucy Ann Williams, daughter of Major Gen'l James Williams, of Orange Co., Va. James Strot...

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Col. Thomas Sumter (1768 - 1840)

The son of Revolutionary War General and US Senator Thomas Sumter, in 1800 he was appointed private secretary to Robert Livingston when Livingston was Ambassador to France. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson off...

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Harmanus Bleecker, US Congress (c.1779 - 1849)

Harmanus Bleecker (October 9, 1779 – July 19, 1849) was a United States Representative from New York, Chargé d'Affaires to the Netherlands and philanthropist. C Harmanus Bleecker was bo...

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David Kellogg Cartter, US Congress (1812 - 1887)

David Kellogg Cartter (June 22, 1812 – April 16, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and later a diplomat and federal judge. Born in Jefferson County, New York, Cartter pursued prepar...

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David Sjodahl King, US Congress MP (1917 - 1968)

David Sjodahl King (June 20, 1917 – May 5, 2009) was a representative from Utah. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Early life and education King was born in Salt Lake City, Ut...

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A. Loudon Snowden (1835 - 1912)

Archibald Loudon Snowden (1835–1912) was an American politician and diplomat during the late 19th century. He was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After graduating at Jefferson Colle...

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Gen. Alexander W. Terrell (1827 - 1912)

TERRELL, ALEXANDER WATKINS (1827–1912). Alexander Watkins Terrell, jurist, Civil War officer, and statesman, the son of Christopher Joseph and Susan (Kennerly) Terrell, was born in Patrick Cou...

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Ralph Steiner (1859 - 1926)

Physician. He earned his BA from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. He became a doctor in 1883 earning his MD from the University of Maryland. Dr. Steiner was U.S. Consul at Munich,...

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David A. Nunn, US Congress (1833 - 1918)

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Gov. Henry Alexander Wise, (CSA) MP (1806 - 1876)

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was a United States Congressman and governor of Virginia, as well as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civ...

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Caesar A. Rodney, U.S. Senator and Attorney General (1772 - 1824)

Caesar Augustus Rodney (January 4, 1772 – June 10, 1824) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic-Republican Par...

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Nicholas Brown, Jr. (1792 - 1859)

This Nicholas Brown was the third in the family to bear that name. He was the son of Nicholas Brown, Jr., Brown University's famous benefactor (after whom the university is named). Born in 1792, he g...

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William Hunter, U.S. Senator (1774 - 1849)

) William Hunter (November 26, 1774 – December 3, 1849) was an American politician and diplomat and namesake/owner of the Hunter House museum. Hunter was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He ...

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Hon. Abner Pratt (1801 - 1863)

Admitted to the NY Bar at Batavia, he also practiced in Rochester before coming to Marshall in 1839. He became Circuit Judge of Calhoun County (the courthouse then located at the present site of Broo...

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Ambassador William Pawley (1896 - 1977)

William D. Pawley (1896–1977) was a U.S. ambassador, a noted businessman and associated with the Flying Tigers American Volunteer Group (AVG) during World War II. More...

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William L. Dayton, U.S. Senator, Minister to France (1807 - 1864)

William Lewis Dayton (February 17, 1807 – December 1, 1864) was an American politician. A distant relation of U.S. House Speaker and U.S. Constitution signatory Jonathan Dayton, he was bor...

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Alfred Eliab Buck, US Congress (1832 - 1902)

Alfred Eliab Buck (February 7, 1832 – December 4, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. Biography Born in Foxcroft, Maine, Buck was graduated from Waterville College (now Colby Colle...

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George C. McGhee (1912 - 2005)

George Crews McGhee (March 10, 1912 – July 4, 2005) was an oilman and a career diplomat in the United States foreign service. Early life McGhee was born on March 10, 1912 in Waco, Texas, t...

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William Walton Butterworth (1903 - 1975)

William Walton Butterworth (September 7, 1903 – March 31, 1975) was a U.S. diplomat. He was born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, September 7, 1903. Biography Butterworth is best...

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Gov. Wilson Shannon, US Congress (1802 - 1877)

Wilson Shannon (February 24, 1802 - August 30, 1877) was a Democratic politician from Ohio and Kansas. He served as the 14th and 16th Governor of Ohio, and was the first governor of Ohio born in the st...

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William Edwards Stevenson (1900 - 1985)

) William Edwards Stevenson (October 25, 1900 - April 2, 1985) was an American track and field athlete, lawyer and diplomat, who won the gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics and la...

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Alfred Conkling, US Congress (1789 - 1874)

US Congressman, US Diplomat. Elected to represent New York's 14th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1821 to 1823. Also served as Judge of the United States District C...

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George Perkins Marsh, US Congress (1801 - 1882)

George Perkins Marsh (March 15, 1801 – July 23, 1882), an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist,[1] although "conservationist" would b...

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Rev. Aaron Bancroft (1755 - 1839)

Aaron Bancroft (November 10, 1755 – August 19, 1839) was an American clergyman. He was born in Reading, Massachusetts to Samuel Bancroft and Lydia Parker. He began his studies during the Ame...

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Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans (USA) ("Old Rosy") (1819 - 1898)

William Rosecrans wrote about his elders: "I have a mother who loves me well. A father whose fortune is his father's blessing, with his own hands and my good mother. Father is strong-willed, a self...

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Thomas Jefferson Coolidge (1831 - 1920)

U.S. Prime Minister to France

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John Appleton, US Congress (1815 - 1864)

John Appleton (February 11, 1815 – August 22, 1864) was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, and raised in Cumberland County, Maine, USA. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1834, also studied at ...

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Norman Hapgood (1868 - 1937)

Norman Hapgood (March 28, 1868 - April 29, 1937) was an American writer, journalist, editor, and critic, and an American ambassador to Denmark. Biography Norman Hapgood was born March 28, 1868 in...

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Whitelaw Reid (1837 - 1912)

Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. Early life Born Ja...

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Walter Forward, US Secretary of the Treasury (1786 - 1852)

Walter Forward (January 24, 1786 – November 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the brother of Chauncey Forward. Biography Born in East Granby, Connecticut, he attended...

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Hugh S. Legaré, U.S. Attorney General (1797 - 1843)

Hugh Swinton Legaré (local /lɨˈɡriː/ LA-gree; January 2, 1797 – June 20, 1843) was an American lawyer and politician. Life and career Legaré was b...

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Edwards Pierrepont, U.S. Attorney General (1817 - 1892)

Edwards Pierrepont (March 4, 1817 – March 6, 1892) was a popular American attorney, jurist, and orator. Having graduated from Yale in 1837, Pierrepont studied law and was admitted to the bar i...

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Luke Edward Wright, U.S. Secretary of War (1846 - 1922)

Luke Edward Wright (August 29, 1846 – November 17, 1922) was a United States political figure. He served as Governor-General of the Philippines between 1904 and 1906 and also as Secretary of W...

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Bellamy Storer (1847 - 1922)

) Bellamy Storer (August 28, 1847 - November 12, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a diplomat for the United States in Europe. Biography Storer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son...

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Phillip Clayton, Ambassador (1783 - 1839)

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Admiral William Harrison Standley, USN (1872 - 1963)

ADMIRAL WILLIAM HARRISON STANDLEY, USN (1872-1963) is the son of Jeremiah M. Standley and his wife, Sarah Charity Clay. He was born at Ukiah in Mendocino County, California, in the United States of A...

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Henry Bedinger, III MP (1812 - 1858)

First Ambassador to Denmark under President Pierce "Henry Bedinger, son of the Revolutionary hero, Daniel Bedinger, and Sarah Rutherford Bedinger, was born at Bedford, near Shepherdstown, West Virgin...

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Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (1920 - 1986)

Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (January 24, 1920 – December 9, 1986) was a U.S. diplomat. Life and career Stoessel was born in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Katherine (Haston) and Walter John S...

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John Dyneley Prince (1868 - 1945)

John Dyneley Prince (April 17, 1868 – October 11, 1945) was an American linguist, diplomat, and politician. He was a professor at New York University and Columbia University, minister to Denma...

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Henry F. Grady (1882 - 1957)

BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY Grady, Henry Francis (Feb. 12, 1882 - Sept. 14, 1957), diplomat, educator, and businessman, was born in San Francisco, Calif., the son of John Henry Grady and Ellen Genevieve Rou...

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Eugene Schuyler (1840 - 1890)

Eugene Schuyler (Ithaca, New York, February 26, 1840 – Venice, Italy, July 16, 1890) was a nineteenth-century American scholar, writer, explorer and diplomat. Schuyler was of the first three A...

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Virgil Maxcy (1785 - 1844)

Virgil Maxcy (5 May 1785–28 February 1844) was an American political figure. He was born in Massachusetts, and spent his adult years in Maryland. He was killed in 1844 in a shipboard accident,...

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Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813 - 1885)

Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813–1885) was an American Methodist minister, author, newspaper editor, and diplomat. As the American Consul in Stockholm, Sweden during the US Civil War, he encourag...

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Caroline Bouvier Schlossberg MP

New York, NY, USA

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957)[4] is an American author, attorney and Ambassador to Japan. She is a member of the influential Kennedy family and the only living child of U.S. Presi...

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Albert G. Riddle, US Congress, Consul (1816 - 1902)

Albert Gallatin Riddle (May 28, 1816 – May 16, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Monson, Massachusetts, Riddle moved with his parents to Newbury, in the Western Reserve of O...

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George H. Moses, U.S. Senator (1869 - 1944)

George Higgins Moses (February 9, 1869 – December 20, 1944) was a U.S. diplomat and political figure. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1887 and Dartmouth College with the class o...

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Brig. General Matt Whitaker Ransom (CSA), U.S.Senator MP (1826 - 1904)

Matt Whitaker Ransom (October 8, 1826 – October 8, 1904) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Caroli...

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Robert S. Ingersoll MP (1914 - 2010)

Robert Stephen Ingersoll (January 28, 1914 – August 22, 2010) was an American businessman and former diplomat. Ingersoll was Chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board of BorgWarner and...

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Edward A. Hannegan, US Congress & Senate (1807 - 1859)

Edward Allen Hannegan (June 25, 1807 – February 25, 1859) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, he moved with his parents to Bourbon Cou...

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Joshua Reed Giddings, US Congress (1795 - 1864)

Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 – May 27, 1864) was an American attorney, politician and a prominent opponent of slavery. He represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 18...

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Charles Stewart Todd (1791 - 1871)

One of his grandsons (also Charles Stewart Todd and not a direct relation to Maria) was killed during the Civil War. He was a captain in the Union Army. (in Russian--primarily about his years in ...

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Sempronius H. Boyd, US Congress, Ambassador (1828 - 1894)

Born in Williamson County, Tennessee near Nashville, Boyd moved to a farm near Springfield, Missouri with his parents in 1840 where he was educated by private tutors. He moved to California in 1849 w...

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Arthur P. Bagby, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1794 - 1858)

Arthur Pendleton Bagby (1794 – September 21, 1858) was the tenth Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1837 to 1841. Born in Louisa County, Virginia in 1794, he studied law and was admi...

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Elihu B. Washburne, U.S. Secretary of State (1816 - 1887)

Elihu Benjamin Washburne (September 23, 1816, Livermore, Maine – October 23, 1887, Chicago, Illinois) was one of seven brothers who played a prominent role in the early formation of the United...

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John Eaton, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War MP (1790 - 1856)

) John Henry Eaton (June 18, 1790 – November 17, 1856) was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War in the administration of Andrew...

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Val Peterson, Governor (1903 - 1983)

Frederick Valdemar Erastus Peterson (July 18, 1903 – October 17, 1983), also known as Val Peterson, was an American politician who served as the 26th Governor of Nebraska from 1947 to 1953; as...

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