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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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Joel R. Poinsett, US Congress, Minister to Mexico (1779 - 1851)

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and ...

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William G. D. Worthington, Gov., Envoy (c.1785 - 1856)

Hon. William Grafton Delaney Worthington IV (1785–1856) was an American lawyer, judge and state Governor, and Secretary of the Territory of East Florida. William was the son of William Worthin...

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William Vans Murray, US Congress (1760 - 1803)

William Vans Murray (February 9, 1760 – December 11, 1803) was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates (1788–1790). He next was elect...

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William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (1896 - 1962)

William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (March 9, 1896–May 3, 1962) was a U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia (1944–1946), university professor and college president (1936–42), a...

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Charles Hale MP (1831 - 1882)

Journalist, politician and diplomat. Hale, son of journalist Nathan Hale and grand-nephew to the patriot Nathan Hale, was a journalist and literary writer. He founded the short lived "To-Day: a Boston ...

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Frederic L. Chapin (1929 - 1989)

Frederic Lincoln Chapin (13 July 1929 – 8 September 1989) was a United States diplomat. He was the ambassador to Ethiopia and Guatemala. He was also the United States Ambassador to Chad ad int...

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Selden Chapin (1899 - 1963)

Selden Chapin (September 19, 1899 – March 26, 1963) was a career foreign service officer and United States diplomat. Biography Selden Chapin was born at Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated fr...

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Fulwar Skipwith (1765 - 1839)

Fulwar Skipwith (February 21, 1765 — January 7, 1839) was an American diplomat and politician, who served as a U.S. Consul in Martinique, and later as the U.S. Consul-General in France. He was...

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Maj. Charles L. Scott (CSA), US Congress (1827 - 1899)

Charles Lewis Scott (January 23, 1827 – April 30, 1899) is a former American Democratic politician from California. Biography Charles L. Scott was born January 23, 1827 in Richmond, Virgin...

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Rep Richard Clough Anderson, Jr (1788 - 1826)

Richard Clough Anderson, Jr. (August 4, 1788 – July 24, 1826) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat from Jefferson County, Kentucky. He served as a member of the United States House...

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James Brown, U.S. Senator, Minister to France. (c.1766 - 1835)

) James Brown (September 11, 1766 – April 7, 1835) was a lawyer, U.S. Senator from Louisiana and Minister to France. He was the brother of John Brown, the cousin of John Breckinridge, James Br...

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William Short (1759 - 1849)

William Short (1759–1849) was Thomas Jefferson's private secretary when he was ambassador in Paris, from 1786 to 1789. Jefferson, later the third President of the United States, referred to Shor...

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Thomas W. Bartley, Gov (1812 - 1885)

Thomas Welles Bartley (also known as Thomas W. Bartley) (February 11, 1812– June 20, 1885) was a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. He served as the 17th Governor of Ohio. Bart...

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George Bancroft, U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1800 - 1891)

George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. ...

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Edgar A. Bancroft (1857 - 1925)

Edgar Addison Bancroft (1857 – July 27, 1925) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 1924 to 1925. Early life Bancroft was born in Galesbu...

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John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881 - 1960)

John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881–1960) was an American attorney, author and diplomat best known as one of the leading China experts in the U.S. government. He served as Assistant Secretary of ...

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Talcott W. Seelye (1922 - 2006)

Talcott W. Seelye (March 6, 1922 – June 8, 2006) was a United States Foreign Service Officer, United States Ambassador, author, and commentator. Early life Seelye was born in Beirut the so...

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Brevet Maj. General John C. Caldwell (USA) (1833 - 1912)

John Curtis Caldwell (April 17, 1833 – August 31, 1912) was a teacher, a Union general in the American Civil War, and an American diplomat. Early life Caldwell was born in Lowell, Vermont....

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The Hon. John Elliott Ward (1814 - 1902)

He opposed secession, and during the Civil War he did not participate actively in the Confederate cuase - Myers p. 1714 John Elliott Ward (1814–1902) was an American politician and diplomat....

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Horace Maynard, US Postmaster General (1814 - 1882)

Horace Maynard (August 30, 1814 – May 3, 1882) was an American educator, attorney, politician and diplomat active primarily in the second half of the 19th century. Initially elected to the Hou...

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Anne Armant Armstrong (1827 - 1908)

Anne Legendre Armstrong (December 27, 1927 – July 30, 2008) was a United States diplomat and politician, and the first female Counselor to the President; she served in that capacity under both...

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Arthur Sherburne Hardy (1847 - 1930)

Arthur Sherburne Hardy (usually: Arthur S. Hardy) (August 13, 1847 – March 14, 1930) was an American engineer, educator, editor, diplomat, novelist, and poet. Early life and education Hard...

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Evan G. Galbraith, U.S. Ambassador to France (1928 - 2008)

Evan (Van) Griffith Galbraith (July 2, 1928 – January 21, 2008) was the United States Ambassador to France from 1981 to 1985 under Ronald Reagan and the Secretary of Defense Representative in ...

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Leonard Kimball Firestone (1907 - 1996)

Leonard Kimball Firestone (born 10 June 1907 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio; died Pebble Beach, California on 24 December 1996), was a business man, ambassador and philanthropist. Biography The so...

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Richard K. Meade, US Congress, Ambassador (1803 - 1862)

US Congressman. Elected to represent Virginia's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1853. Also served as a Member of the Virginia State Senate in 1835, ...

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William C. Rives, US Senator, Ambassador (1793 - 1868)

William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 – April 25, 1868) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Albemarle County, Virginia. He represented Virginia as a Jackson Democrat in both the U...

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James Williams, US Ambassador (1814 - 1869)

WILLIAMS, James Born in Grainger Co., TN, about 1814, son of Ethelred and Mary Copeland Williams, he owned a line of steamboats plying the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Decatur. He located in Chatt...

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Harvey M. Watterson, US Congress, Ambassador (1811 - 1891)

Harvey Magee Watterson (November 23, 1811 – October 1, 1891) was an American lawyer, newspaper editor, and politician. Watterson was what his only child Henry later described as an "undoubting...

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Ambassador Alphonso Taft MP (1810 - 1891)

Alphonso Taft (November 5, 1810 – May 21, 1891) was the Attorney General and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant and the founder of an American political dynasty. Born in Towns...

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Robert Butler Mahone (c.1858 - 1914)

Mahone was appointed United States Consul at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, by President William McKinley (1843-1901) 22 January 1898. Mahone later served as a book keeper in the customs service in Petersburg...

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Balie Peyton, US Congress, Envoy (1803 - 1878)

Balie Peyton, born near Gallatin, Tennessee, was an attorney and colorful political figure whose career included public service in Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; Louisiana; Chile; and California. Throu...

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Henry C. Bedinger, US Congress, Ambassador (c.1812 - 1858)

US Congressman, US Diplomat. Elected to represent Virginia's 10th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1845 to 1849. Also served as United States Charge d'Affaires to ...

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Daniel M. Barringer, US Congress, Ambassador (1806 - 1873)

Daniel Moreau Barringer (30 July 1806 – 1 September 1873) was a Whig U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1843 and 1849. Born near Concord, North Carolina, in 1806, Barringer atten...

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William L. Scruggs, Diplomat (1836 - 1912)

William Lindsay Scruggs (1836–1912) was an American author, lawyer, and diplomat. He was a scholar of South American foreign policy and U.S. ambassador to Colombia and Venezuela. He played a...

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John W. Davis, US Congress (1873 - 1955)

John William Davis (April 13, 1873 – March 24, 1955) was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia (1911–1913), then as S...

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Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825 - 1903)

Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (June 5, 1825 – February 12, 1903) was a lawyer, soldier, U.S. Congressman, college professor and administrator, diplomat, and officer in the Confederate States Army d...

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Thomas A. Osborn, Governor (1836 - 1898)

Thomas Andrew Osborn (October 26, 1836 – February 4, 1898) was the sixth Governor of Kansas. Biography Osborn was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. As a young man, he was apprenticed as a p...

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Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (1789 - 1872)

Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (February 8, 1789 – August 26, 1872) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies, and was gr...

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Marshall Jewell, Governor, U. S. Postmaster General MP (1825 - 1883)

Marshall Jewell (October 20, 1825 – February 10, 1883) was a successful tanner, businessman, pioneer telegrapher, telephone entrepreneur, world traveler, and political figure who served as 44t...

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John H. Reed, Governor (1921 - 2012)

John Hathaway Reed (January 5, 1921 – October 31, 2012) was the 67th Governor of Maine. He was once an Aroostook County potato farmer. Reed was a Republican who took office following the death...

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Winthrop W. Aldrich GBE, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1885 - 1974)

Winthrop Williams Aldrich GBE (November 2, 1885 – February 25, 1974) was an American banker and financier, scion of a prominent political family, and US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. E...

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Thomas Green Clemson (1807 - 1888)

Thomas Green Clemson, IV (July 1, 1807 – April 6, 1888) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the United States Superintendent of Agriculture. He was the founder...

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Dwight Morrow, U.S. Senator MP (1873 - 1931)

Dwight Whitney Morrow (January 11, 1873 – October 5, 1931) was an American businessman, politician, and diplomat. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he moved with his parents to Allegheny, P...

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Paul V. McNutt, Governor, 1st U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1891 - 1955)

Paul Vories McNutt (July 19, 1891 - March 24, 1955) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Indiana during the Great Depression, high commissioner to the Philippines, administra...

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Joseph A. Wright, Governor, U.S. Senator (1810 - 1867)

Joseph Albert Wright (April 17, 1810 – May 11, 1867) was the tenth Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from December 5, 1849 to January 12, 1857, most noted for his opposition to banking. Hi...

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Adlai Stevenson, Governor MP (1900 - 1965)

Gov. Aldlai E. Stevenson, II was the grandson of Vice President Aldlai Ewing Stevenson and the son of Illinois Secretary of State Lewis G. Stevenson. Adlai II was born Feb. 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, Ca...

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Edward Follansbee Noyes, son of Theodore Noyes & Hannah (1832 - 1890)

"Political Graveyard": Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Ohio, 1872-74; U.S. Minister to France, 1877-81. 1890. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. "Hist of...

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Gov. Thomas Corwin (1794 - 1865)

Thomas Corwin (July 29, 1794 – December 18, 1865), also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy, was a politician from the state of Ohio who served as a prosecuting attorney, a member of the Ohio ...

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John Davis Lodge, Governor of Connecticut MP (1903 - 1985)

John Davis Lodge (October 20, 1903 – October 29, 1985), United States Republican politician, was the 64th Governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955. He was also an actor and U.S. Ambassador to...

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Chester Bliss Bowles (1901 - 1986)

Chester Bliss Bowles (April 5, 1901 – May 25, 1986) was a liberal Democratic American diplomat and politician from Connecticut. Biography Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Bowles att...

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G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, Governor (1911 - 1988)

Gerhard Mennen "Soapy" Williams, (February 23, 1911 – February 2, 1988), was a politician from the US state of Michigan. An heir to a personal grooming products fortune, he was known as "Soapy...

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Sheldon Whitehouse (1883 - 1965)

Edwin Sheldon Whitehouse was a Foreign Service officer. He served as U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1930–33, and to Colombia, 1933-34.

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William Wilkins, US Senator, Minister to Russia (1779 - 1865)

William Wilkins was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1779, one of ten children of Captain John Wilkins, an influential Presbyterian land-owner who later went into business in Pittsburgh, ...

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William Paine Lord, Governor (1838 - 1911)

William Paine Lord (July 1, 1838 – February 17, 1911), was a Republican politician who served as the ninth Governor of Oregon from 1895 to 1899. The Delaware native previously served as the 27...

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John Gilbert Winant, Governor (1889 - 1947)

John Gilbert Winant OM (February 23, 1889 – November 3, 1947) was an American politician with the Republican party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire. Born in New York...

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Allard K. Lowenstein (1929 - 1980)

Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was a liberal Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the 5th District in Nassau County, New York from 1969 u...

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Bancroft Davis (1822 - 1907)

John Chandler Bancroft Davis (December 22, 1822 – December 27, 1907), commonly known as Bancroft Davis, was an American lawyer, judge, diplomat, and president of Newburgh and New York Railway ...

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Francis M. Dimond, Governor (1796 - 1859)

Francis M. Dimond (June 6, 1796 – April 12, 1859) was an American politician and the 23rd Governor of Rhode Island. He was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 6, 1796. During his youth, ...

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William Scranton, Governor, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations MP (1917 - 2013)

William Warren Scranton (born July 19, 1917) is a former U.S. Republican Party politician. Scranton served as the 38th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967. From 1976 to 1977, he served as Unit...

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George Earle, III, Governor (1890 - 1974)

George Howard Earle III (December 5, 1890 – December 30, 1974) was an American politician. He was a member of the prominent Earle family. Earle served as the U.S. Minister to Austria from 1933...

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Gov. Robert M McLane, Ambassador MP (1815 - 1898)

McLANE, Robert Milligan, (1815 - 1898) McLANE, Robert Milligan, (son of Louis McLane), a Representative from Maryland; born in Wilmington, Del., June 23, 1815; attended private schools in Wilmington,...

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Louis McLane, US Senator, Sec'y of the Treasury & State MP (1786 - 1857)

Louis McLane (May 28, 1786 – October 7, 1857) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware, and Baltimore, Maryland. He was a veteran of the War of 181...

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Jefferson Caffery (1886 - 1974)

Jefferson Caffery (December 1, 1886 – April 13, 1974) was a distinguished American diplomat. He served as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador (1926–1928), Colombia (1928–1933), Cuba (...

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Henry E. Catto, Jr. (1930 - 2011)

. Henry Edward Catto, Jr. (December 6, 1930 – December 18, 2011) was an American businessman and public servant. A native of San Antonio, Texas and son of a prominent insurance man, he was...

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Richard B. Hubbard, Governor (1832 - 1901)

Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr. (November 1, 1832 – July 12, 1901) was the 16th Governor of Texas from 1876 to 1879 and United States Envoy to Japan from 1885 to 1889. He was a Confederate vete...

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Edward Everett, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State (1794 - 1865)

Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was an American politician and educator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, the 15th Govern...

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Henry Gage, Governor MP (1852 - 1924)

Henry Tifft Gage (December 25, 1852 – August 28, 1924) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Republican, Gage was elected to a single term as the 20th governor of California from ...

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Romualdo Pacheco, Governor MP (1831 - 1899)

From Wikipedia (English) : José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco, Jr. (October 31, 1831 – January 23, 1899) was a Californio politician and diplomat. Involved in California state and federal po...

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Frederick Low, Governor (1828 - 1894)

Frederick Ferdinand Low (June 30, 1828 – July 21, 1894) was an American politician, US congressman and the ninth governor of California. Biography Born in Frankfort (now Winterport, Ma...

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John A. Bryan (1794 - 1864)

John Alexander Bryan (April 13, 1794 Berkshire County, Massachusetts - May 24, 1864 Menasha, Wisconsin) was an American diplomat and politician from New York and Ohio. Biography He removed to...

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John Bigler, Governor (1805 - 1871)

Governor of California 1852-1856 (Democrat) John Bigler (January 8, 1805 – November 29, 1871) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Democrat, he served as the third governor of ...

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Thomas Jordan Jarvis, Governor, U.S. Senator (1836 - 1915)

Thomas Jordan Jarvis (January 18, 1836 – June 17, 1915) was the 44th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1879 to 1885. Jarvis later served as a U.S. Senator from 1894 to 1895, an...

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Josephus Daniels (1862 - 1948)

Josephus Daniels (May 18, 1862 – January 15, 1948) was a newspaper editor and publisher from North Carolina who was appointed by United States President Woodrow Wilson to serve as Secretary of...

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John C. West, Governor (1922 - 2004)

John Carl West, Sr. (August 27, 1922 – March 21, 2004), was a U.S. Democratic Party politician who served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. He served as ambassador to ...

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Robert P. Letcher, Governor (1788 - 1861)

Robert Perkins Letcher (February 10, 1788 – January 24, 1861) was a politician and lawyer from the US state of Kentucky. He served as a U.S. Representative, Minister to Mexico, and the 15th Go...

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John Motley Morehead III (1870 - 1965)

John Motley Morehead III (November 3, 1870 – January 7, 1965) was a chemist whose work provided much of the foundation for the business of Union Carbide Corporation. He was a noted philanthrop...

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Prentice Cooper, Governor MP (1895 - 1969)

William Prentice Cooper, Jr. (September 28, 1895 – May 18, 1969) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1939 to 1945. He led the state's mobilization efforts for W...

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James D. Porter, Governor MP (1828 - 1912)

James Davis Porter (December 7, 1828–May 18, 1912) was an American politician, educator, and soldier. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1875 to 1879, and was subsequently appointed Assis...

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Henry Middleton, US Congress MP (1770 - 1846)

) Henry Middleton (September 28, 1770 – June 14, 1846) was an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–181...

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Charles Pinckney, Governor, U.S. Senator, Signer of the U.S. Constitution (1757 - 1824)

) Charles Pinckney (October 26, 1757 – October 29, 1824) was an American politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution, the 37th Governor of South Carolina, a Senator and a mem...

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Thomas Pinckney, US Congress MP (1750 - 1828)

Thomas Pinckney has been recognized by the DAR as an American patriot for his military service during the American Revolution. His DAR number is A089106 . Thomas Pinckney (October 23, 1750 –...

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John Langeloth Loeb,Jr. Ambassador to Denmark MP

John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. (born May 2, 1930) is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and Delegate to the United Nations (1984)....

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William H. Crawford, Senator, U.S. Secretary of War and Treasury (1772 - 1834)

William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 18...

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John Forsyth, Jr. (1821 - 1877)

. John Forsyth (October 31, 1821 – May 2, 1877) was an American newspaper editor of the Mobile Register and the son to politician John Forsyth and grandson of U.S. Congressman Robert Forsyth. ...

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Andrew Stevenson, 15th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives MP (1784 - 1857)

Andrew Stevenson (January 21, 1784 – January 25, 1857) was a Democratic politician in the United States. Educated at the College of William and Mary, he married three times. His second wife, S...

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William Eustis, Governor, 6th U.S. Secretary of War (1753 - 1825)

William Eustis (June 10, 1753 – February 6, 1825) was an early American statesman. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and studied at the Boston Latin School before he entered Harvard Co...

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Noble Brandon Judah, Jr. (1884 - 1938)

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Thomas Nast ("Father of the American Cartoon") (1840 - 1902)

Thomas Nast (September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". He was the sc...

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