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Charles Anderson Dana

Charles Anderson Dana was an American journalist and senior government official. He was a top aide to Horace Greeley as the managing editor of the powerful Republican newspaper New York Tribune until 1862. During the American Civil War, he served as Assistant Secretary of War, playing the role of the liaison between the War Department and General Ulysses S. Grant. In 1868 he became the part-owner of the New York Sun, he at first appealed to working class Democrats but after 1890 became a champion of business-oriented conservatism. Dana was an avid art collector of paintings and porcelains and boasted of being in possession of many items not found in several European museums. Dana was born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire on August 8, 1819, he was a descendant of Richard Dana, progenitor of most of the Danas in the United States, who emigrated from England, settled in Cambridge in 1640, died there about 1695. At the age of twelve, Charles Dana became a clerk in his uncle's general store at Buffalo, until the store failed in 1837.

At this time, he began the study of Latin grammar, prepared himself for college. In 1839 he entered Harvard, but the impairment of his eyesight forced him to leave college in 1841, he abandoned his intentions to study in Germany and enter the ministry. From September 1841 until March 1846 he lived at Brook Farm, where he was made one of the trustees of the farm, was head waiter when the farm became a Fourierite phalanx, was in charge of the Phalanx's finances when its buildings were burned in 1846. During his time with Brook Farm, he wrote for the Transcendental publication, the Harbinger. In 1846, he married widow Eunice MacDaniel. Dana had written for and managed the Harbinger, the Brook Farm publication, devoted to social reform and general literature. Beginning 1844, he wrote for and edited the Boston Chronotype of Elizur Wright for two years. In 1847 he joined the staff of the New York Tribune, in 1848 he wrote from Europe letters to it and other papers on the revolutionary movements of that year.

In Cologne he visited Karl Marx and Ferdinand Freiligrath.. Returning to the Tribune in 1849, Dana became a proprietor and its managing editor, in this capacity promoted the anti-slavery cause, seeming to shape the paper's policy at a time when Horace Greeley was undecided and vacillating. However, his writing expressed racist feelings towards blacks on at least one occasion. In 1895, as editor of the New York Sun, he wrote "we are in the midst of a growing menace," the year of eventual black heavy weight champion Jack Johnson's first professional fight. "The black man is forging to the front ranks in athletics in the field of fisticuffs. We are in the midst of a black rise against white supremacy." The extraordinary influence and circulation attained by the newspaper during the ten years preceding the Civil War was in a degree due to the development of Dana's genius for journalism, reflected not only in the making of the Tribune as a newspaper, but in the management of its staff of writers, in the steadiness of its policy as the leading organ of anti-slavery sentiment.

In 1861, Dana went to Albany to advance the cause of Greeley as a candidate for the U. S. Senate, nearly succeeded in nominating him; the caucus was about divided between Greeley's friends and those of William M. Evarts, while Ira Harris had a few votes which held the balance of power. At the instigation of Thurlow Weed, the supporters of Evarts went over to Harris. During the first year of the war, the ideas of Greeley and those of Dana in regard to the proper conduct of military operations were somewhat at variance; when Dana left the Tribune, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton made him a special Investigating Agent of the War Department during the American Civil War. In this capacity, Dana discovered frauds committed by contractors; as the eyes of the administration, as Abraham Lincoln called him, Dana spent much time at the front, sent to War Secretary Edwin Stanton frequent reports concerning the capacity and methods of various generals in the field. In particular, the War Department was concerned about rumors of Ulysses S. Grant's alcoholism.

Dana spent considerable time with Grant, becoming a close friend and assuaging administration concerns. Dana reported to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton that he found Grant "modest and judicial....'not an original or brilliant man, but sincere, thoughtful and gifted with a courage that never faltered.' Although quiet and hard to know, he loved a humorous story and the company of his friends." Dana observed the growing problem of cotton speculators, who were going beyond established limits into rebel territory with the purpose of trading and collaborating with the rebels. Dana warned President Lincoln and Stanton that the cotton trading and all related activity needed to be stopped, maintaining that general Grant was in full agreement with his assessment and recommendations. Dana went through the Vicksburg Campaign and was present at the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign, he urged placing General Grant in supreme command of all the armies in the field, which happened in March 1864.

After returning to Washington Dana received a telegram from assistant Secretary of War H. P. Watson, instructing him to go to Washington to pursue another investigation, was received by Stanton, who offered him the position of Assistant Secretary of War, which he accepted, it was report

Ken Suttle

Kenneth George'Ken' Suttle was an English cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman but was a useful slow left-arm bowler, his first-class career with Sussex lasted from 1949 to 1971. He played in 612 first-class matches; this included an unbroken sequence of 423 consecutive County Championship matches between 1954 and 1969, still the record number. He made 30225 first-class runs at 31.09, with 49 centuries and a highest score of 204*, reaching 1000 runs in 17 successive seasons from 1953 to 1969. He took 266 wickets at 32.80, with best innings figures of 6-64. He played in 55 List A one-day matches, was a member of the Sussex side which won the Gillette Cup in 1963 and 1964, he never played in a Test. He stands equal third with Les Berry in the list of players with most first-class runs not to have done so. After leaving Sussex he played for Suffolk for two seasons, ran an equipment shop coached at Christ's Hospital, he umpired a handful of first-class university matches in 1983. He made three first-team appearances as a winger for Brighton & Hove Albion FC in 1949.

Player/manager of Arundel FC when they won consecutive Sussex County League Division One titles in 1957/58 and 1958/59 seasons

Reginald Caryer

Reginald George Caryer was an English cricketer. Caryer was a right-handed batsman, he was born at Kent. Caryer made a single first-class appearance for Sussex against Essex at the County Ground, Leyton in the 1922 County Championship. In Sussex's first-innings, he was dismissed for 5 runs by Jack Russell, while in their second-innings he was dismissed by Laurie Eastman for 7 runs. Essex won the match by 127 runs; this was his only major appearance for Sussex. He played for Berkshire in the Minor Counties Championship, making his debut against Oxfordshire in 1928, he played Minor counties cricket for Berkshire infrequently until 1935, making a total of twelve appearances. He died at Reading, Berkshire on 7 June 1957. Reginald Caryer at ESPNcricinfo Reginald Caryer at CricketArchive