Samuel Dinsmoor was an American teacher, lawyer and politician from New Hampshire. He served as the fourteenth Governor of New Hampshire and as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Born in 1766 in Windham in the Province of New Hampshire, Dinsmoor was the son of William and Elizabeth Dinsmoor, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1789, worked as a teacher, studied law and was admitted to the bar. He established a law practice in Keene, New Hampshire, where he was appointed as Postmaster in 1808, he was the infantry commander. Elected as a Democratic-Republican, Dinsmoor represented New Hampshire in the United States House of Representatives during the Twelfth Congress, serving from March 4, 1811 to March 3, 1813. Dinsmoor was an 1820 presidential elector, served on New Hampshire Governor's Council in 1821, he was a commission member that negotiated and established the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 1825. He served as state court judge in New Hampshire from 1823 to 1831.
Securing the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Dinsmoor was elected Governor by a popular vote in 1831. He was reelected to a second term in 1832, to a third term in 1833, serving from 1831–1834. During his tenure, new manufacturing businesses were incorporated and banks flourished, the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough. During his governorship, he made the first official recommendation to establish a state asylum for the insane to remove the insane from prisons and cages. In 1838, a bill for the establishment of an asylum was passed by the state, he retired from political life and entered the private sector, serving as the first president of the Ashuelot Bank in Keene. He served in that position until his death. Dinsmoor died in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on March 15, 1835, he is interred at Washington Street Cemetery in New Hampshire. Dinsmoor was the grandson of Robert and Margaret Dinsmoor who settled in Nutfield in 1723. In 1798, he married daughter of General George Reid and Molly Reid.
His son was Jr. the 22nd Governor of New Hampshire. United States Congress. "Samuel Dinsmoor". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Samuel Dinsmoor at Find a Grave National Governors Association profile
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences is the professional medical school of the George Washington University, in Washington, D. C.. U. S. News & World Report ranks GW Medicine as having the 3rd best physician assistant program in the United States, the 40th best physical therapy program, as the 59th best medical research school in the United States; the George Washington University Hospital has served the medical needs of President of the United States and members of U. S. Congress. GW Medicine is one of the most selective medical schools in the U. S. with the 5th lowest acceptance rate of any medical school in the United States. GW SMHS saw a rise in the number of applications, to 14,649 applications in 2012, it receives more applications each year than any other allopathic medical school in the country. The school has more than 700 medical students enrolled in its Doctor of Medicine program; the School of Medicine and Health Sciences contains a variety of programs such as the M.
D. Program, the Physician Assistant program, the Physical Therapy program. Multiple nobel laureates have been affiliated with SMHS, including Ferid Murad, Vincent du Vigneaud, Julius Axelrod; the school institutes. Among the most notable are the Dr. Cyrus & Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center, the GW Heart & Vascular Institute, the McCormick Genomic & Proteomic Center, the W. M. Keck Institute for Proteomics Technology & Applications, the Rodham Institute, Washington Institute of Surgical Endoscropy, the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, the GW Institute for Neuroscience, the GW HIV/AIDS Institute; the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is the academic library for GW SMHS. The International MD Program was developed by the Office of International Medicine Programs at GW in response to the great demand for US-educated physicians abroad. Differences in educational/teaching styles and culture may present further obstacles to international students who apply to American programs; the International MD Program is designed to facilitate international students who wish to practice medicine, to further GW's mission to improve the health and well-being of communities beyond its locale by promoting the exchange of knowledge across cultures.
Residency training for graduates of non-US medical schools and colleges is provided by GW SMHS. Other programs include administration training; the school offers a nurse practitioner program and a physician assistant program. The school offers many Early Selection options through participating universities, as well as a 7-year accelerated program. Admission to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the most competitive of the George Washington University's graduate programs; the School of Medicine has the lowest admissions rate in the United States according to US News and World Report. For the MD class entering in 2012, a little more than 1,000 applicants were interviewed out of a total number of 14,700 applicants. 300 individuals were accepted to fill 177 spots. Students had an average GPA of 3.71, a mean MCAT score of 30.8. Four out of every ten students holds an undergraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. A unique aspect of the school is the Practice of Medicine course that spans the entire length of a medical student's education.
GW was one of the first in the country to place students in clinical settings from the start of their medical school experience. GW SMHS institutes. Among them are the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center, the GW Cancer Center, the Rodham Institute, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, the GW Institute for Neuroscience. Health Sciences Research Commons is an online repository for GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences staff and faculty research articles and other publications; the Department of Pediatrics within SMHS is housed at Children's National Medical Center. In addition, the SMHS and Children's National partner on a variety of initiatives; the school has a partnership with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates who have over 800 physicians on staff that provide teaching and professional services to the community. The staff of GW MFA are academic clinical faculty of the SMHS. In 2008, the LCME or Liaison Committee on Medical Education put the George Washington University Medical School on accreditation probation, citing a number of issues.
While declining to publish the entire list, among the problems acknowledged by GW were its outdated system of managing its curriculum, the curriculum itself, high levels of student debt, student mistreatment, inadequate study and lounge space for its students. In 2008, GWU was the only medical school to be placed on probation and the first such in fifteen years. GW implemented a plan to rectify these problems, its probationary status was lifted in February 2010. Subsequently, the two top GWU medical school administrators were forced to resign over the alleged conflicts of interest. Julius Axelrod Neal D. Barnard Neal Dunn A. Y. P. Garnett Soh Jaipil, MD, 1892, anglicized name'Philip Jaisohn', exiled from Korea for leading civil rights and suffrage movements, became the first Korean to become a naturalized cit
Robert P. Bass
Robert Perkins Bass was an American farmer, forestry expert, Republican politician from Peterborough, New Hampshire. He served in both houses of the New Hampshire Legislature and as chairman of the state's Forestry Commission before being elected governor of New Hampshire in 1910, he started one of the state's political dynasties. Both his son, Perkins Bass, grandson, Charles F. Bass, were elected to the US House of Representatives, his daughter, was the first wife of Marshall Field IV, heir to the Marshall Field's fortune and publishing mogul. The son of Perkins Bass and Clara Bass, he was born in Chicago, but his family moved to Peterborough when he was nine, he grew up on a family farm, still owned by his descendants. He graduated from Harvard College in 1896, he was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1905 and 1909 and the New Hampshire Senate in 1910. He was the state's governor from 1911 to 1913, his status was hurt, after 1912. That year, he had supported Theodore Roosevelt for president, in the breakaway Progressive Party, against the Republican incumbent, William Howard Taft.
The move threw the state Republicans into disarray and led to a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature. In retaliation, the party rejected Bass when he sought a US Senate seat in 1913 and 1926. Bass is remembered today for his stint as chairman of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission when popular concern with forests' well-being was intense because of extreme overlogging in the White Mountains. Notable is his sponsorship of legislation that led to the first direct primary law east of the Mississippi River. In 1945, along with retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts, convened the assembly that produced the Dublin Declaration, which proposed the transformation of the United Nations General Assembly into a world legislature with "limited but definite and adequate power for the prevention of war." Bass at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources
Biddeford is a city in York County, United States. It is the principal commercial center of York County; the population was 21,277 at the 2010 census. Twin city of Saco, Biddeford includes the resort community of Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks and Granite Point; the town is the site of the University of New England and the annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival. First visited by Europeans in 1616, it is the site of one of the earliest European settlements in the United States. Biddeford is a principal population center of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area. Abenaki Indians, whose main village was upriver at Pequawket, fished in the area; the first European to settle at Biddeford was physician Richard Vines in the winter of 1616-17 at Winter Harbor, as he called Biddeford Pool. This 1616 landing by a European predates the Mayflower landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts, by four years, a fact, overlooked in much of New England lore. In 1630, the Plymouth Company granted the land south of the River Swanckadocke to Dr. Vines and John Oldham.
In 1653, the town included both sides of the river, was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court as Saco. Biddeford was first incorporated as the Town of Saco in 1653. Roger Spencer was granted the right in 1653 to build the first sawmill. Lumber and fish became the community's chief exports. In 1659, Major William Phillips of Boston became a proprietor, constructed a garrison and mill at the falls. During King Philip's War in 1675, the town was attacked by Indians. Settlers withdrew to Winter Harbor for safety, their homes and mills upriver at the falls were burned. In 1693, a stone fort was built a short distance below the falls, but it was captured by the Indians in 1703, when 11 colonists were killed and 24 taken captive to Canada. In 1688, Fort Mary was built near the entrance to Biddeford Pool; the town was reorganized in 1718 as Biddeford, after Bideford, a town in Devon, from which some settlers had emigrated. After the Fall of Quebec in 1759, hostilities with the natives ceased. In 1762, the land northeast of the river was set off as Pepperellborough, which in 1805 was renamed Saco.
The first bridge to Saco was built in 1767. The river divides into two falls that drop 40 feet, providing water power for mills. Factories were established to make shoes; the developing mill town had granite quarries and brickyards, in addition to lumber and grain mills. Major textile manufacturing facilities were constructed along the riverbanks, including the Laconia Company in 1845, the Pepperell Company in 1850. Biddeford was incorporated as a city in 1855; the mills attracted waves of immigrants, including the Irish and French-Canadians from the province of Quebec. At one time the textile mills employed as many as 12,000 people, but as happened elsewhere, the industry entered a long period of decline; as of 2009, the last remaining textile company in the city, WestPoint Home, closed. The property occupying the mill has been sold and is being redeveloped into housing and new businesses; the last log drive down the Saco River was in 1943, with the last log sawn in 1948. Biddeford's name is engraved near the top level of The Pilgrim Monument, in Provincetown, along with the names of some of the oldest cities and towns in New England.
During World War II the Biddeford Pool Military Reservation was established from 1942 to 1945, on what is now the Abenakee Golf Club. It had four circular concrete platforms called "Panama mounts" for 155 mm guns, three of which remain today. Biddeford is located at 43°28′27″N 70°26′46″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 59.08 square miles, of which 30.09 square miles is land and 28.99 square miles is water. Situated beside Saco Bay on the Gulf of Maine, Biddeford is drained by the Little River and the Saco River; the city proper has diverse geography, from inland rolling hillside, to urban settlement, to coastal sprawl. The city is crossed by Interstate 95, U. S. Route 1, state routes 5, 9, 111, 208, it is bordered by the city of Saco to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the towns of Dayton and Lyman to the west, the towns of Kennebunkport and Arundel to the south. The Little River forms a portion of the border between Biddeford and the Goose Rocks neighborhood of Kennebunkport, in Biddeford's most southerly region.
East Point, located on the peninsula of Biddeford Pool, is the easternmost point in York County. Timber Island, the most southerly point in the City of Biddeford, lies in Goosefare Bay at the mouth of the Little River, is accessible at low tide from Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport; the island and most of adjacent Timber Point became part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in December 2011. The city has 15 miles of frontage along the Saco River, an Atlantic coastline on which the seaside neighborhoods of Hills Beach, Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks and Granite Point are located. Biddeford includes Wood Island Light, a lighthouse located about a mile offshore from Biddeford Pool. While Maine is politically and colloquially known as part of Northern New England, Biddeford's geography technically places it more in line with Central New England. Distances from Biddeford to regional cities: Portland, Maine: 15 miles Portsmouth, New Hampshire: 30 miles Salisbury, Massachusetts: 48 miles Lynn, Massachusetts: 76 miles Manchester, New Hampshire: 78 miles Boston, Massachusetts: 85 miles Worcester, Massachusetts: 120 miles Providence, Rhode Island: 147 miles Bangor, Maine: 1
William Haile was an American merchant and politician who served as Governor of New Hampshire. Haile was born in Putney, Vermont in May 1807, he was educated in the local schools of Putney, as a teenager he moved to Chesterfield, New Hampshire to work in a store and learn the mercantile business. Haile's operated his own store, which he moved to Hinsdale, he established Haile and Company, a business that produced flannel cloth and clothing items. A Democrat with nativist and antislavery views, Haile served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1846 to 1850, in 1853 and 1856, he was a member of the New Hampshire State Senate from 1854 to 1856, was senate president in 1855. Haile became a Republican when the party was founded, was the party's successful nominee for governor in 1857, he was reelected in 1858, served from June 4, 1857 to June 2, 1859. In 1873 Haile moved to New Hampshire, he died in Keene on July 22, 1876, was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hinsdale. His son, William H. Haile, served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1890 to 1893.
William Haile at National Governors Association Haile at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources William Haile at Find a Grave William Haile at National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume XI
Governor of New Hampshire
The Governor of New Hampshire is the head of the executive branch of New Hampshire's state government. The governor is elected at the biennial state general election in November of even-numbered years. New Hampshire is one of only two states, along with bordering Vermont, to hold gubernatorial elections every two years as opposed to every four; the state's 82nd governor is Republican Chris Sununu, who has served since January 5, 2017. In New Hampshire, the governor has no term limit of any kind. No governor has served more than three terms since the 18th century with the exception of John Lynch, who won an unprecedented fourth two-year term on November 2, 2010. John Taylor Gilman had been the last governor before Lynch to serve longer than six years, serving 14 one-year terms as governor between 1794 and 1816. Unlike in many other states in which Executive Councils are advisory, the Executive Council of New Hampshire has a strong check on the governor's power; the five-member council has a veto over many actions of the governor.
Together, the Governor and Executive Council approve contracts with a value of $5,000 or more, approve pardons, appoint the directors and commissioners, the Attorney General and officers in the National Guard. The governor has the sole power to veto bills and to command the National Guard while it is not in federal service. To be qualified to be governor, one must be 30 years of age, a registered voter, domiciled in New Hampshire for at least seven years. Traditionally, the governors of the Province of New Hampshire had been titled as "President of New Hampshire", beginning with the appointment of the province's first president, John Cutt, in 1679. From 1786 to 1791, "President of the State of New Hampshire" was the official style of the position; the New Hampshire Constitution was amended in 1791 to replace "President" with "Governor". OfficialOfficial websiteGeneral informationGovernor of New Hampshire at Ballotpedia Governors of New Hampshire at The Political Graveyard Works by or about Office of the Governor of New Hampshire in libraries