Samuel Stokely was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Washington, Stokely attended private schools, he was graduated from Washington College, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He studied law, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1817. He was United States land receiver 1821–1833, he served as a member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838. Stokely was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Steubenville, where he died May 23, 1861. He was interred in Union Cemetery. In April 1830, he married Rachel Mason, he purchased the Bezaleel Wells homestead, The Grove, at a sheriff's sale, he and his descendents lived there for sixty years. He was a general in the militia, married and was survived Mrs. Lowther and Mrs. Burton, he had four children. United States Congress. "Samuel Stokely". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Samuel Stokely at Find a Grave This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov
Ohio's 20th congressional district
The 20th Congressional district of Ohio was created after the 1840 census. It was eliminated in the redistricting following the 1990 census, redistricted and renumbered as the 10th district. In its last decade, the district consisted of central Cuyahoga county; the following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present 1983 District Maps of Ohio - United States Congress, Ohio Senate, Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Court of Appeals, Sherrod Brown, Secretary of State
Ezra B. Taylor
Ezra Booth Taylor was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Taylor was born in Nelson Township, Portage County and attended the common and select schools and academies, he studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portage County in 1845. Taylor was elected prosecuting attorney in 1854 and moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1861. During the American Civil War, he enrolled as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-first Ohio Infantry, on April 27, 1864, he was mustered into service on May 5, 1864, was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864. Taylor was elected judge of the court of common pleas for the ninth judicial district of Ohio and served from March 1877 to September 1880, when he resigned. Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Garfield, he was reelected to the Forty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 13, 1880, to March 3, 1893. He was an outspoken opponent of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, arguing that Chinese immigrants were being singled out by laborers on the West Coast.
He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892. After leaving office he resumed the practice of his profession, he died in Warren, January 29, 1912 and was interred in the Warren mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery. In 1849, Taylor was married in Ravenna to Harriet M. Frazier, who died in 1876, they had a son. The former, Harriet Taylor Upton was author. United States Congress. "Ezra B. Taylor". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-10-12 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov
46th United States Congress
The Forty-sixth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D. C. from March 4, 1879, to March 4, 1881, during the last two years of Rutherford Hayes's presidency. The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Ninth Census of the United States in 1870; the Senate had a Democratic majority. The Democrats were still able to control the House, with the help of the Independent politicians who caucused with them. President: William A. Wheeler President pro tempore: Allen G. Thurman Democratic Caucus Chairman: William A. Wallace Republican Conference Chairman: Henry B. Anthony Speaker: Samuel J. Randall Democratic Caucus Chairman: John Ford House Republican Conference Chair: William P. Frye Depression of 1873–79 March 18, 1879: Samuel J. Randall was elected in one of the most fought contests for the speakership after the Civil War.
Randall, who favored the protective tariff and "hard money," drew his greatest strength from northern cities and greatest opposition from the west and south. The midterm elections of 1878 had gone badly for the Democrats, with the Greenback Party making inroads in key districts; this emboldened Randall's opponents. In the end, Randall prevailed in the Democratic caucus to receive the nomination, with 75 votes to Blackburn's 57 and a scattering of 9 votes to three other candidates. Blackburn, in moving to make Randall's nomination unanimous, steered his supporters away from the nomination of Hendrick B. Wright, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, nominated by the Greenbacks. In the eventual vote in the House to elect the Speaker, Randall prevailed with 144 votes, to 125 for James Garfield, 13 for Wright, one for William "Pig Iron" Kelley. November 2, 1880: U. S. presidential election, 1880: James Garfield defeated Winfield S. Hancock February 19, 1881: Kansas became the first state to prohibit alcohol.
This list is arranged by chamber by state. Senators are listed by class, Representatives are listed by district. Skip to House of Representatives, below Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring re-election in 1880; the names of members are preceded by their district numbers. The count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress. Replacements: 4 Democratic: no net change Republican: no net change deaths: 3 resignations: 1 interim appointments: 2 Total seats with changes: 5 replacements: 8 Democratic: 1 seat net gain Republican: 1 seat net loss deaths: 4 resignations: 3 contested election: 2 Total seats with changes: 11 Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link, in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee.
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St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is a city in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States; the county seat of St. Johns County, St. Augustine is part of Florida's First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 12,975; the United States Census Bureau's 2013 estimate of the city's population was 13,679, while the urban area had a population of 71,379 in 2012. St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida's first governor, he named the settlement "San Agustín", as his ships bearing settlers and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine; the city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years. It was designated as the capital of British East Florida when the colony was established in 1763 until it was ceded to Spain in 1783.
Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819, St. Augustine was designated the capital of the Florida Territory upon ratification of the Adams–Onís Treaty in 1821; the Florida National Guard made the city its headquarters that same year. The territorial government moved and made Tallahassee the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine's distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the contiguous United States. In 1562, a group of Huguenots led by Jean Ribault arrived in Spanish Florida to establish a colony in the territory claimed by Spain, they explored the mouth of the St. Johns River, calling it la Rivière de Mai sailed northward and established a settlement called Charlesfort at Port Royal Sound in present-day South Carolina. Spain learned of this French expedition through its spies at ports on the Atlantic coast of France.
The Huguenot nobleman René de Laudonnière, who had participated in the expedition, returned to Florida in 1564 with three ships and 300 Huguenot colonists. He arrived at the mouth of the River May on June 22, 1564, sailed up it a few miles, founded Fort Caroline. Desiring to protect its claimed territories in North America against such incursions, the Spanish Crown issued an asiento to Menéndez, signed by King Philip II on March 20, 1565, granting him expansive trade privileges, the power to distribute lands, licenses to sell 500 slaves, as well as various titles, including that of adelantado of Florida; this contract directed Menéndez to sail for La Florida, reconnoitre it from the Florida Keys to present-day Canada, report on its coastal features, with a view to establishing a permanent settlement for the defense of the Spanish treasure fleet. He was ordered as well to drive away any intruders. On July 28, Menéndez set sail from Cádiz with a fleet led by his 600-ton flagship, the San Pelayo, accompanied by several smaller ships, carrying over 1,000 sailors and settlers.
On the feast day of St. Augustine, August 28, the fleet sighted land and anchored off the north inlet of the tidal channel the French called the River of Dolphins. Menéndez sailed north and confronted Ribault's fleet outside the bar of the River May in a brief skirmish. On September 6, he returned to the site of his first landfall, naming it after the Catholic saint, disembarked his troops, constructed fortifications to protect his people and supplies. Menéndez marched his soldiers overland for a surprise attack on Fort Caroline, where they killed everyone in the fort except for the women and children. Jean Ribault had put out to sea with his ships for an assault on St. Augustine, but was surprised by a storm that wrecked his ships further south. Informed by his Indian allies that the survivors were walking northward on the coast, Menéndez began to search for the Frenchmen, who had made it as far as the banks of the Matanzas River's south entrance. There they were confronted by his men on the opposite side.
After several parleys with the Spanish, Jean Ribault and the Frenchmen with him surrendered. In May 1566, as relations with the neighboring Timucua Indians deteriorated, Menéndez moved the Spanish settlement to a more defensible position on the north end of the barrier island between the mainland and the sea, built a wooden fort there. In 1572, the settlement was relocated to the mainland, in the area just south of the future town plaza. Confident that he had fulfilled the primary conditions of his contract with the King, including the building of forts along the coast of La Florida, Menéndez returned to Spain in 1567. After several more transatlantic crossings, Menéndez fell ill and died on September 17, 1574. Succeeding governors of the province maintained a peaceful coexistence with the local Native Americans, allowing the isolated outpost of St. Augustine some stability for a few years. On May 28 and 29, 1586, soon after the Anglo-Spanish War began between England and Spain, the English privateer Sir Francis Drake sacked and burned St. Augustine.
The approach of his large fleet obliged Governor Pedro Menéndez Márquez and the townspeople to flee for their safety. When the English got ashore, they seized some artillery pieces and a royal strongbox containing gold ducats, the garrison payroll; the killing of their sergeant major by the Spanish rearguard caused Dr
John G. Cooper
John Gordon Cooper was an Anglo-American politician who served as a U. S. Representative from Ohio. According to his birth certificate, Cooper was born in Smallthorne, England. Cooper emigrated from England to the United States in 1881 with his mother and brothers, as his father had emigrated in 1880; the family settled in Youngstown, where he attended the public schools and began work in local steel mills in 1885. He entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1896, where he was employed as a locomotive fireman between 1896 and 1900, as an engineer from 1900 and 1915. Cooper served as member of the Republican county committee in 1906. In 1910, he was a delegate to the Republican State convention, he served as a member of the State house of representatives from 1910 to 1912. Cooper was elected as a Republican to the 10 succeeding Congresses between, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress, but went on to serve as chairman of the Board of Claims, Ohio Industrial Commission from 1937 to 1945.
Cooper resided in Youngstown, Ohio. He died in Hagerstown, January 7, 1955, was interred in Lake Park Cemetery, in Youngstown, Ohio. United States Congress. "John G. Cooper". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. Media related to John G. Cooper at Wikimedia Commons
W. Aubrey Thomas
William Aubrey Thomas was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Y Bynea, near Llanelly, Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1868 with his parents, who settled in Niles, Ohio, he attended the public schools of Niles, Mount Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he majored in metallurgical chemistry. He was an analytical chemist in Niles from 1886 to 1888, was engaged in the iron and steel business, he served as president of The Mahoning Valley Steel Company. And as Secretary and director of the Niles Firebrick Co. Thomas was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. F. Dick on this election to the Senate, he was reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 8, 1904, to March 3, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress, he moved to Alabama in 1918, continued his interest in the manufacture of iron and firebrick. He served as president of the Jenifer Iron Co.
He died in Talladega, Alabama on September 8, 1951, aged 85. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown. Thomas became a Mason in 1887, was the youngest Master in Ohio when he led his lodge for two terms, he became a member of the Elks in 1892, was a Presbyterian. United States Congress. "W. Aubrey Thomas". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov