1772 – Born in Bladensburg, Maryland on the 8th of November. 1792 – Wirt was privately educated, studied law and was admitted to the Virginia bar. 1807 – President Thomas Jefferson asked him to be the prosecutor in Aaron Burr’s treason trial. 1817 – President James Monroe named him the ninth Attorney General of the ..
1595 – Edward Winslow, born on the 18th of October in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. He was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. 1917 – Moved to Holland, where he united with John Robinson’s church at Leiden. 1620 – He was one of the Mayflower pilgrims who emigrated to New England. 1624 – 1647 – ..
1812 – He was born on the 16th day of February this year in Farmington, New Hampshire. 1833 – He had his name legally changed by the legislature to Henry Wilson. He moved to Natick, Massachusetts and became a shoemaker. 1841 – He was a member of the state legislature from this year ..
1742 – The American statesman and jurist James Wilson was born in or near St. Andrews, Scotland, on the 14th of September. 1757 – He matriculated at the University of St. Andrews and was subsequently a student at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. 1765-1767 – He emigrated to America. Landing at New York in ..
1778 – Williams, John, (brother of Lewis Williams and Robert Williams, father of Joseph Lanier Williams, and cousin of Marmaduke Williams), a Senator from Tennessee;was born in Surry County, N.C., on the 29th of January. 1799 – 1800 – Completed preparatory studies; captain in the Sixth Regiment, United States Infantry. 1803 – Studied law in ..
1603 – Born on December 21st in London, England. Roger Williams, founder of the colony of Rhode Island in America and pioneer of religious liberty. 1627 – He was educated, under the patronage of Sir Edward Coke, at the Charter House and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he received his degree. 1629 – He studied ..
1731 – Born on March 29th in Lebanon, Connecticut. 1751 – He completed preparatory studies and graduated from Harvard College. 1753 – He engaged in mercantile pursuits and became a town clerk of Lebanon. 1755 – He was a member of a military expedition to Lake George. 1757-1784 – He was a member of the ..
1779 – Born on December 20th in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A Senator and a Representative from Pennsylvania. 1801 – He attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1810 – Assisted in organizing the Pittsburgh Manufacturing Company. – The first president of the Bank of ..
1933 – Born in Texarkana, Texas, on the 4th of June. 1970 – He headed the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, a body originally created by Democratic Governor Orval Eugene Faubus. 1980 – He switched from Democrat to Republican affiliation to run for governor of Arkansas. – He helped in campaign by Clinton’s unpopular ..
1872 – He was born on the 21st of August this year in Elmira, New York. His father was involved in the oil industry, and when White was two years old, his family moved to Titusville, Pennsylvania, where a great deal of oil drilling was currently taking place. 1895 – He attended public schools ..