Charles James Roberts
Charles James Roberts C. M. G. was a publican and politician in colonial New South Wales and Postmaster-General of New South Wales. Roberts was the eldest son of Charles Warman Roberts, a publican of Sydney, New South Wales, his wife Annie, née Marsden and educated at St James's Grammar School and Sydney Grammar School under William Stephens. Roberts went into business. Roberts married in daughter of Abraham Abraham, of Sydney. In 1867 Roberts purchased from his father the Crown and Anchor Hotel, on the corner of George and Market streets. In 1888 Roberts demolished this hotel and built a five-story hotel on the site, naming it the Robert's Hotel. Roberts was Mayor of Sydney in 1879, the year of the International Exhibition, for which he was a member of the New South Wales Commission, as of the Commissions for the exhibitions held in Melbourne in 1880, Amsterdam in 1883, Calcutta in 1883-4, London in 1886, Centennial in 1888. Roberts was member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Hastings and Manning district from 1882 to 1889, was Postmaster-General in the Henry Parkes Ministry from January 1887 to January 1889.
Roberts was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 29 April 1890 until his death on 14 August 1925
Charles G. D. Roberts
Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, was a Canadian poet and prose writer. He was one of the first Canadian authors to be internationally known, he published various works on Canadian exploration and natural history, travel books, fiction." He continued to be a well-known "man of letters" until his death. Besides his own body of work, Roberts has been called the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration and a source of assistance for other Canadian poets of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott are known as the Confederation Poets. Roberts was born in Douglas, New Brunswick in 1860, the eldest child of Emma Wetmore Bliss and Rev. George Goodridge Roberts. Rev. Roberts was canon of Christ Church Cathedral, New Brunswick. Charles's brother Theodore Goodridge Roberts and sister, Jane Elizabeth Gostwycke Roberts became authors. Between the ages of 8 months and 14 years, Roberts was raised in the parish of Westcock, New Brunswick, near Sackville, by the Tantramar Marshes.
He was homeschooled by his father, educated in Greek and French. He published three articles in The Colonial Farmer, at 12 years of age. After the family moved to Fredericton in 1873, Roberts attended Fredericton Collegiate School from 1874 to 1876, the University of New Brunswick, earning his B. A. in 1879 and M. A. in 1881. At the Collegiate School he came under the influence of headmaster George Robert Parkin, who gave him a love of classical literature and introduced him to the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Charles Swinburne. Roberts worked as principal of Chatham High School in Chatham, New Brunswick, from 1879 to 1881, of York Street School in Fredericton from 1881 to 1883. In Chatham he met and befriended Edmund Collins, editor of the Chatham Star and the future biographer of Sir John A. Macdonald. Roberts first published poetry in the Canadian Illustrated News of March 30, 1878, by 1879 he had placed two poems in the American magazine, Scribner's. In 1880, Roberts published his first book of poetry and Other Poems.
Thanks in part to his industry in sending out complimentary review copies, there were many positive reviews, including praise from Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and several American periodicals, including the New York Independent, which called it'a little book of choice things, with the indifferent things well weeded out.'"On December 29, 1880, Roberts married Mary Fenety, they had five children. The biography by Roberts's friend Edmund Collins, The Life and Times of Sir John A. Macdonald, was published in 1883; the book was a success. It contained a chapter on "Thought and Literature in Canada," which devoted 15 pages to Roberts, quoting from Orion. Collins' characterization of Roberts as "our greatest Canadian poet" helped develop Roberts' reputation as a prominent Canadian writer. From 1883 to 1884, Roberts was in Toronto, working as the editor of Goldwin Smith's short-lived literary magazine, The Week. After five months of long hours and disagreements with Smith, Roberts resigned. In 1885, Roberts became a professor at the University of King's College in Nova Scotia.
In 1886, his second book, In Divers Tones, was published by a Boston publisher. During the following six years, Roberts wrote articles on a variety of subjects, lectured in a number of cities in Canada and the United States, he published about thirty poems in The Independent and other American periodicals, as well as stories for young readers in The Youth's Companion. He edited a poetry collection, Poems of Wild Life in 1888, created the Canadian Guide Book in 1891; the anthology, Songs of the Great Dominion, edited by W. D. Lighthall, included a selection of Roberts's work. Roberts resigned from King's College in 1895, when his request for a leave of absence was turned down. In a short period of time he had published his first novel, The Forge in the Forest, as well as a fourth collection of poetry, The Book of the Native, he wrote a book of nature-stories, Earth's Enigmas, completed a book of boys' adventure stories Around the Campfire. In 1897, Roberts moved to New York City to work free-lance.
Between 1897 and 1898, he worked for The Illustrated American as an associate editor. In New York, Roberts wrote prose in many genres, but had most success with animal stories, drawing upon his early experience in the wilds of the Maritimes, he published about a dozen volumes of these, beginning with Earth's Enigmas in 1896 and ending with Eyes of the Wilderness in 1933. Roberts wrote historical romances and novels. Barbara Ladd is the story of a young girl who runs away from her aunt in New England in 1769, he wrote descriptive text for guide books, such as Picturesque Canada and The Land of Evangeline and Gateways Thither for Nova Scotia's Dominion Atlantic Railway. Roberts became involved in a literary debate known as the nature fakers controversy after John Burroughs denounced his popular animal stories, those of other writers, in a 1903 article for Atlantic Monthly; the controversy lasted for nearly six years and included American environmental and political figures of the day, including President Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1907, Roberts moved to Europe. First living in Paris, he moved to Munich in 1910, in 1912 to London, where he lived until 1925. During World War I he enlisted with the British Army as a trooper becoming a captain and a cadet trainer in England. After the war he joined the Canadian War Records Office in London. Roberts returned to Canada in 1925 and began once more
Charles Henry Crompton-Roberts
Charles Henry Crompton-Roberts was a British landowner and politician. He was a Member of Parliament before his election was annulled in 1880, was a substantial contributor to the amenities and community of Monmouth in Wales. Charles Henry Roberts was born in Pedmore, the son of Charles Roberts and Marianne, his father was a descendant of William Roberts, responsible for rebuilding Drybridge House, Monmouth, as the family's home in the late 17th century. In 1861, Charles Henry Roberts married Mary Crompton, an only child and heiress from Breightmet, near Bolton, Lancashire, he sought and received royal assent to add the name of Crompton to his own surname, so enabling him to inherit her family's estates. Crompton-Roberts acquired Drybridge House in 1867, carried out its restoration and enlargement. While retaining the period features of the existing building, he added a new south wing and commissioned a number of stained glass windows, he designed a fine parkland garden around the house, incorporating a cricket pitch upon which W. G. Grace played.
Another family friend was Edward Elgar, who married one of Charles' Worcestershire cousins, Alice Roberts. Crompton-Roberts purchased land at Trellech Grange from the Duke of Beaufort in 1875, was appointed High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1877. In 1880, he stood as the Conservative candidate in a by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Sandwich in Kent, where the previous Liberal Member of Parliament, Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, had been raised to the peerage. Crompton-Roberts stood against the Liberal candidate, Sir Julian Goldsmid, won the election by 1145 votes to 705. Although Crompton-Roberts took his seat as an MP, the result was annulled after a few months, following a report by a Royal Commission set up to investigate the election; this revealed extravagantly corrupt practices by both sides in offering bribes for votes, a feature of elections in Sandwich for many years. Crompton-Roberts forfeited his seat in Parliament in 1881, the seat was left vacant, the constituency was abolished before the subsequent General Election.
He continued to contribute financially to the amenities of Monmouth, was responsible for the reconstruction in 1888 of the mediaeval Cross opposite the Church of St Thomas in Overmonnow, near Drybridge House. He decorated houses in Drybridge Street, his own summer houses, with large wooden blocks used in the hand printing of wallpaper. At the time of his death he held the positions of Governor of Monmouth School and Monmouthshire County Magistrate, represented the Borough on Monmouthshire County Council, he was reported to be sole proprietor of the varnish manufacturing firm Noble and Hoare, of Cornwall Road, Lambeth. He died at his London home at 16 Belgrave Square in 1891, he was reported to have suffered from acute neuralgia for which he had sought several cures including hypnosis, but without success. His funeral was held on 19 November 1891. Crompton-Roberts had requested to be buried at St Mary's Priory Church in Monmouth, but the churchyard was closed for new burials so he was buried at Rockfield Church and burying ground a few miles away.
Blinds were drawn and shutters put in place in Monmouth for the funeral as a mark of respect. The borough maces and mace bearers were present; the staff sergeants of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers Militia formed the guard of honour. It was reported that 40 staff from Hoare attended the funeral, his estate was worth £274,147 7s 6d, not including an insurance policy he had worth £100,000. He owned Drybridge House at Monmouth, Field House at Clent, 16 Belgrave Square, London. Memorial stained glass windows were dedicated in his memory at St Mary's in Monmouth, at TrellechHe had three sons: Henry Roger, Charles Montague - who became High Sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1897 - and Leicester Neville.
Charles E. Roberts
Charles E. Roberts was an engineer, inventor and an important early client and patron of Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1896, Wright remodeled Robert's house in Oak Park. Charles E Roberts was born on March 1843 near Rochester, New York; the son of David Roberts and his wife Elizabeth Whipple Roberts. On February 3, 1876, Roberts married Cleantha Wilbur, they had five children: Alice May, Owen Wilbur, James Wilbur, Charles Willis and Chapin Roberts, all of whom were born in Illinois. Alice May Roberts, married Prairie School architect Charles E. White, Jr. who worked in Wright's Oak Park Studio, who remodeled the Charles E. Roberts Stable, on November 26, 1901. Mrs. Charles E. Roberts was the maternal aunt of B. Harley Bradley of Kankakee, IL, another important Wright client. Roberts died in Oak Park in March 1934. Roberts was an influential member of the building committee of Unity Temple in Illinois. For Roberts, Wright developed a series of block plans from 1896 to 1903, notably several variations of the Quadruple Block Plan.
For Roberts, Wright designed the Charles E. Roberts Summer Home and five houses for Charles E. Roberts, Ridgeland, IL. Wright remodeled the Charles E. Roberts House and designed the Charles E. Roberts Stable in Oak Park. Many architectural historians have mistakenly identified Charles E. Roberts as the father of Oak Park Studio architect Isabel Roberts, As has been well documented, Isabel's father was James H. Roberts, of South Bend, the son of William and Sarah Roberts of Utica, New York. Charles E. Roberts and James H. Roberts were not siblings, in fact though both men were mechanically inclined, successful inventors, no family or business connection has been found between them. Charles E. Roberts served as the President and Director of the Chicago Screw Company and Director of the Standard Screw Company and Vice President and Director of the Pearson Machine Company. Roberts invented a machine that could make the bottoms of screws at the same time. Among those, Roberts was the inventor of a machine for threading bung-bushes, for Crane Brothers Manufacturing Company, of Chicago.
Roberts held automobile patent #748015 for an electric car, made and marketed by the Standard Screw Company, issued on Dec. 20, 1903. Roberts invented a “Machine for Cutting Butter or the like Material”, the patent of, owned by Charles E. Roberts and his son, Owen W. Roberts, Chicago; the patent was filed on Feb. 26, 1907. Roberts served on the board of trustees of Lombard College in Galesburg, IL
Charles Patrick Roberts is an American politician of the Republican Party serving as the senior United States Senator from Kansas, a position he has held since 1997. Roberts served as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Born in Topeka, Roberts is a graduate of Kansas State University, he served as a captain in the U. S. Marine worked as a newspaper reporter before entering politics in the late 1960s, he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1980 to succeed 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius, for whom he had worked, he served eight terms in the House, including one as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Roberts was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1996, is serving his fourth term. On the Intelligence Committee, he was responsible for an investigation into the intelligence failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is the dean of the Kansas congressional delegation and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee. He is the House and the Senate agriculture committees.
On January 4, 2019, Roberts announced that he would not seek reelection in 2020. Roberts was born on April 20, 1936 in Topeka, the son of Ruth B. and C. Wesley Roberts, his father served for four months as Chairman of the Republican National Committee under Dwight D. Eisenhower. Roberts's great-grandfather, J. W. Roberts, was the founder of the Oskaloosa Independent, the second-oldest newspaper in Kansas. Roberts graduated in 1954 from Holton High School in Kansas, he went on to earn a B. A. in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1958, where he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. From 1958 to 1962, he served as an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. Roberts was a reporter and editor for several Arizona newspapers between 1962 and 1967, when he joined the staff of Republican Kansas Senator Frank Carlson. In 1969, he became administrative assistant to Kansas's 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius. After Keith Sebelius announced his retirement, Roberts won the Republican primary, tantamount to election in the Republican 1st District.
He was re-elected seven times without serious difficulty, never receiving less than 60 percent of the vote. Roberts served as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee from 1995 to 1997. Public Law 99-624: Dwight David Eisenhower Centennial Commission Act Public Law 101-353: To designate the Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, animal health research building in Clay Center, Nebraska, as the "Virginia D. Smith Animal Health Research Laboratory" Public Law 104-107: Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 After Republican Senator Nancy Kassebaum declined to seek a fourth term, Roberts ran to succeed her, he won the Republican primary, defeating three minor candidates with 78% of the vote. In the general election, he faced Democratic State Treasurer Sally Thompson. Term limits were an issue during the campaign. While Thompson signed the national term limits pledge from the group Americans for Limited Terms, Roberts declined to do so, becoming the only major party candidate for the U.
S. Senate in the 1996 elections to not sign the pledge. However, he did say that "I plan only to serve two terms in the U. S. Senate."In the general election, Roberts defeated Thompson by 652,677 votes to 362,380 certainly helped by the presence of former Kansas Senator Bob Dole atop the ticket as the Republican presidential nominee. Roberts was opposed in the Republican primary by Tom Oyler, who had run against him in 1996. Roberts defeated him 84% to 16%. No Democratic candidate opposed him in the general election. Roberts was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated the Democratic nominee, former Congressman Jim Slattery, in the general election by 727,121 votes to 441,399. In the 2014 election, Roberts faced a hard-fought primary challenge from physician Milton R. Wolf. Wolf received several endorsements from national organizations associated with the Tea Party movement. Roberts defeated Wolf in the Republican primary by 125,406 votes to 106,202. In the general election, for the second time in his tenure, Roberts did not face a Democratic opponent.
Roberts won the general election. Despite being the longest-serving member of the Kansas delegation, Roberts spent the first 14 years of his Senate career as Kansas' junior senator, since Sam Brownback had taken office on election day 1996 to finish out Dole's term. However, after Brownback gave up his seat to make a successful run for Governor, Roberts became Kansas' senior senator. Roberts was a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, chairing the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; this subcommittee oversaw the military's work in the area of homeland security and the efforts to prevent proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons. After winning the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama nominated Tom Daschle for United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. In February, after Daschle offered a public apology for his failure to pay inc
Charles Roberts (British politician)
Charles Henry Roberts was a British radical Liberal politician. Roberts was the son of Reverend Albert James Roberts, Vicar of Tidebrook and Ellen Wace of Wadhurst and was educated at Marlborough College and Balliol College, Oxford, he was a fellow of Exeter College, where he taught from 1889 to 1895. He was the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Wednesbury in the 1895 general election and for Lincoln in 1900, he was elected to Parliament for Lincoln in the 1906 general election and reelected in both elections in 1910. He served under H. H. Asquith as Under-Secretary of State for India 1914 to 1915, he was made both Comptroller of the Household and Chairman of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee from 1915 to 1916. He lost his seat in 1918 when the Coalition Government gave endorsement to his Unionist opponent, but returned to the House of Commons in 1922 when he was elected for Derby. However, he retired from national politics, he afterwards committed himself to work creation schemes in Cumberland, reopening collieries and starting brickworks and quarries.
He became involved in farming. From 1938–58 he was chairman of Cumberland County Council and the Cumberland branch of the National Farmers' Union, he chaired the Aborigines' Protection Society. He was Chairman of the Cumberland War Agricultural Committee, 1939–47, he served as a Justice of the Peace in Cumberland from 1900 to 1950 and was Deputy Chairman of Cumberland Quarter Sessions until 1950. He married daughter of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, they had one son, the Liberal MP Wilfrid Roberts and two daughters, one of whom was the artist Winifred Nicholson. Lady Cecilia died in 1947. Leigh Rayment's Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Henry Roberts
Charles Boyle Roberts
Charles Boyle Roberts was a U. S. Congressman from Maryland, serving the second district from 1875 to 1879. Roberts was born in Uniontown and graduated from Calvert College of New Windsor, Maryland, in 1861, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1864, commencing practice in Westminster, Maryland. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, was chairman of the Committee on Accounts, he was elected Attorney General of Maryland in 1883. He was elected associate judge of the fifth judicial district in 1891, he was soon thereafter appointed chief judge of the district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Miller, and, in 1893, was elected for the full term of 15 years. Roberts died in Westminster in 1899, is interred in the Catholic Cemetery. United States Congress. "Charles Boyle Roberts". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress