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ADAMS, JOHN. He was a Representative in Congress, from Green County, New York, from 1833 to 1835, and was a member of the Committee on Invalid Pensions. He died at Catskill, New York, September 28, 1854.

content.” He published “Letters on Silesia,” “Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory," and various "Poems," besides many occasional letters and speeches. His unpublished writings, it is said, would make many volames.


ADAMS, PARMENIO. Born in Braintree, now Quincy,

A Representative in Congress, Mass., July 11, 1767. When ten

from Batavia, Genesee County, New

York, from 1823 to 1827. years of age, he accompanied his father to France; and when fifteen,

ADAMS, ROBERT H. was private secretary to the American Minister in Russia. He was

He was a Senator in Congress, graduated at Harvard University in

from Mississippi, from February to 1787; studied law in Newburyport, May, in 1830, and died on the seand settled in Boston. From 1794

cond day of July following. to 1801 he was American Minister to Holland, England, Sweden, and

ADAMS, STEPHEN. Prussia. He was a Senator in Con- He was a native of Franklin gress from 1803 to 1808; Professor County, Pennsylvania, and had been of Rhetoric in Harvard University, a member of the Senate of that with limited duties, from 1806 to State. Removing to Mississippi, 1808; was appointed, in 1809, Min- he took an active part in public ister to Russia; assisted in negotiat- affairs; was a member of the State ing the Treaty of Ghent, in 1814; Legislature, and a Representative and assisted, also, as Minister, at in Congress, from 1845 to 1847; the Convention of Commerce with he was elected Judge of the Circuit Great Britain, in 1815.

He was

Court, and from 1852 to 1857, was Secretary of State under President a Senator in Congress, from MisMonroe; and was chosen President sissippi. He removed to Tennesof the United States in 1825— see with the intention of practicing serving one term.

In 1831 he was law at Memphis, where he died, elected a Representative in Con- May 11, 1857. gress, and continued in that position until his death, which occurred

ADDAMS, WILLIAM. in the Speaker's room, two days He was a Representative in Conafter falling from his seat in the gress from Pennsylvania, from 1825 House of Representatives, Febru- to 1829, and served on a Committee ary 23, 1848. His last words were: for the Deaf and Dumb Institutions “ This is the end of earth; I am of New York and Ohio.

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from 1849 to 1851, and was a mem

ALFORD, JULIUS C. ber of the Committee on Expendi

He was born in Georgia, and was tures in the State Department.

elected a Representative in ConALEXANDER, JAMES, JR. gress, from Troup County, in that He was born in Maryland; was

State, from 1839 to1842, and served a resident of St. Clairsville, Bel

as a member of the Committee on

Indian Affairs. mont County, Ohio, and elected a Representative in Congress from

ALLEN, CHARLES. the Eleventh District in that State, from 1837 to 1839, and was a mem

He was born in Massachusetts, ber of the Committee on Public

and was a Representative in ConExpenditures.

gress from Worcester, in that State,

from 1849 to 1853, and was a memALEXANDER, JOHN.

ber of the Committee on the DisHe was elected a Representative trict of Columbia. in Congress from Ohio, May 4th, 1813, serving till 1817.


He was born in Albemarle Co., He was born in Mechlenburg Virginia, April 6, 1786, and settled County, Virginia, and elected a Re

in Kentucky as a wheelwright. He presentative in Congress, from that

educated himself for the legal proState, from 1819 to 1833, and served

fession; from Clark County was on the Committees on Revolutionary

elected in 1811 to the Legislature Pensions, Ways and Means, and Ex

of Kentucky for several terms, and penditures in the State Department,

he was a Representative in Conand the District of Columbia. gress, from that State, from 1831

to 1837, officiating as Chairman of ALEXANDER, NATHANIEL. the Committee of Territories, and Graduated at Princeton College a member of the Committee on in 1776, and after studying medi- Foreign Affairs. In 1838 he was cine, entered the army. At the President of the Board of Internal close of the war he resided at the Improvement, and in 1842 he was Iligh Hills of Santee, pursuing his again returned to the State Legisprofession, and afterwards at Meck- lature, which was the last public lenburg. While he held a seat in position he occupied. He died at Congress, from 1803 to 1805, the Winchester, September 3, 1858. Legislature elected him Governor He was a man of ability and of rare for 1806. He died at Salisbury, virtues. March, 8, 1808, aged fifty-two. In all his public stations he is said

ALLEN, ELISHA H. to have discharged his duty with A native of Vermont, and elected ability and firmness.

a Representative in Congress, from Maine, from 1841 to 1843, serving | which he resigned in 1828; in 1830 as a member of the Committee on he was appointed President of the Manufactures.

United States Branch Bank, at

Burlington, which he held until the ALLEN, HEMAN.

expiration of its charter, after which He was born in 1776; was a re

he settled in the town of Highgate, sident, if not a native, of Milton,

Vermont, where he died of heart Vermont; adopted the profession

disease, April 9, 1852. of law, in which he became distinguished ; and was a Representa

ALLEN, JAMES C. tive in Congress, from Vermont, He was born in Shelby County, from 1827 to 1829, and again from Kentucky, January 29, 1823; re1833 to 1839, serving as an active ceived a good common school edumember of the Committee on Claims. cation ; studied law, and was adHe subsequently settled in Burling- mitted to the bar in that State in ton, Vermont, where he died De- 1843; in 1846 was elected, for two cember 11, 1844.

years, Prosecuting Attorney in the

Seventh Judicial District of KenALLEN, HEMAN.

tucky; and, having removed to IlliHe was born in 1779, and a resi

nois, was elected a member, in 1850 dent of Colchester, Vermont; he

and 1851, of the State Legislature, graduated at Dartmouth College in

and was chosen a Representative in 1795, and adopted the profession of Congress, from Illinois, from 1853 law. He was Sheriff of Chittenden

to 1855, and was re-elected to the County in 1808 and 1809; from

Thirty-fourth Congress. He was 1811 to 1814 he was Chief Justice also chosen Clerk of the House of of the Chittenden County Court; Representatives for the Thirty-fifth from 1812 to 1817 he was an active Congress, which position he conmember of the State Legislature;

tinues to occupy. was appointed quartermaster of militia, with the title of brigadier;

ALLEN, JOHN. and was a trustee of the University Born in Great Barrington, Masof Vermont. He was first elected sachusetts, in 1763; was a lawyer a Representative in Congress, from by profession, and a member of the Vermont, in 1817, but resigned in State Council of Connecticut for 1818 to accept from President several years; was a RepresentaMonroe the appointment of United tive, from that State, during the States Marshal for the District of last Congress which was held in Vermont. In 1823 he received Philadelphia, from 1797 to 1799. from the same President the ap- He died at Litchfield, Connecticut, pointment of Minister to Chili, July 31,

July 31, 1812.


ALLEN, NATHANIEL. He was born in Virginia, was a He was born in Dutchess Counresident of Harrison County, and ty, New York; served in the Aswas elected a Representative in Con- sembly of that State in 1812, and gress, from Virginia, from 1833 to was a Representative in Congress, 1835, and served as a member of from 1819 to 1821, and a memthe Committee on the District of ber of the Committee on ManufacColumbia. He is at the present tures. time Chief Justice of the Supreme

ALLEN, PHILIP. Court of Virginia.

He was born in Providence,

Rhode Island, September 1, 1785; ALLEN, JOHN W.

graduated at Brown University, in Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 1803; was elected to the State Lein 1802 ; settled in Cleveland, Ohio, gislature in 1819, 1820, and 1821 ; in 1825, and was a member of the devoted much attention to the busiSenate of that State from 1835 to ness of manufacturing; was Gover1837, also Mayor of Cleveland ; and nor of Rhode Island during the was elected a Representative in years 1851, 1852, and 1853; and Congress from 1837 to 1841, serving was elected a Senator in Congress, as a member of the Committee on from his native State, from March the Militia and Military Affairs. 3, 1853, serving as a member of

the Committees on Commerce and ALLEN, JOSEPH.

on Naval Affairs. He was born in Boston; was a

ALLEN, ROBERT. merchant in Leicester, and benefac

Born in Augusta County, Virgitor of the Academy there; twice

nia. He was a colonel in the army Elector for President; was a Clerk

under General Jackson, a Repreof the County Court and a State

sentative in Congress, from TennesCouncillor ; and a Representative

see, from 1819 to 1827, serving as a in Congress, from Massachusetts,

member of the Committees on Comfrom 1811 to 1813. He died at

merce, the Library, and RevoluWorcester, September 2, 1827, aged tionary Claims. He died at Carseventy-eight years.

thage, Tennessee, August 19, 1844,

aged sixty-seven years. ALLEN, JUDSON. He was born in Connecticut, and

ALLEN, ROBERT. removing to New York, was elected Born in Woodstock, Shenandoah a Representative in Congress, from County, Virginia, July 30, 1794. that State, from 1839 to 1841, and He was educated at Dickinson and was a member of the Committee on Washington colleges, having left Mileage.

the latter institution on a furlough

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