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Stephen Moylan

Stephen Moylan was an Irish American patriot leader during the American Revolutionary War. He had several positions in the Continental Army including Muster-Master General and Aide to General George Washington, 2nd Quartermaster General, Commander of The Fourth Continental Light Dragoons and Commander of the Cavalry of the Continental Army. In January 1776, he wrote a letter using the term "United States of America", the earliest known use of that phrase. Stephen Moylan was born to a prominent Catholic family in Cork, Ireland in 1737, his family sent him to be educated in Paris. Moylan worked in Lisbon for three years in the family shipping firm, he settled in Philadelphia in 1768 to organize his own shipping firm. He was one of the organizers of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, an Irish-American fraternal organization, served as its first president. Moylan joined the American Continental Army in 1775 and was appointed Muster-Master General on August 11, 1775, his experience in the shipping industry afforded the United States a well qualified ship outfitter, who would help fit out the first ships of the Continental Navy.

On March 5, 1776, he became secretary to General George Washington. He was promoted to Colonel and was appointed Quartermaster General in the American Continental Army on June 5, 1776, succeeding Thomas Mifflin, he resigned from this office on September 28, 1776. However, he continued to serve as a volunteer of General Washington's staff through December 1776. Moylan was appointed to command the 4th Continental Light Dragoons known as Moylan's Horse, on January 3, 1777, at Philadelphia; the regiment would be noted for taking the field in captured British Red Coats. However, they would see action in green coats at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777, end the year by protecting the Cantonment at Valley Forge. Col. Moylan succeeded General Pulaski as Commander of the Cavalry in March 1778. Moylan's Horse would see action at the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. In the campaign of 1779 Col. Moylan and the 4th Dragoons would be stationed at Pound Ridge, New York, see action when the British raided Norwalk, Connecticut, on July 11, 1779.

Col. Moylan and the 4th Dragoons took part in the Battle of Springfield, New Jersey, on June 23, 1780, General Anthony Wayne's expedition at Bull's Ferry, New Jersey, on July 20, 1780. Col. Moylan commanded his Dragoons at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781, after which he was to take the cavalry to the Southern Campaign. However, his failing health caused him to leave the field and return to Philadelphia, where he appealed to the Continental Congress to man and maintain the Continental Dragoon Regiments, he was rewarded for his service by being breveted to brigadier general on November 3, 1783. Moylan was married to Miss Mary Ricketts Van Horne on September 12, 1778, had two daughters, Elizabeth Catherine, Maria, his two sons died as children. Stephen Moylan died in Philadelphia, April 11, 1811, is buried there in St. Mary's Churchyard. Van Horne House – Wife's father Catholic Encyclopedia Biography at Virtualology.com Biography and portrait at Quartermaster-Generals Biography and Historical References at IV Dragoon Stephen Moylan at Find a Grave

Hugh W. Sloan Jr.

Hugh W. Sloan Jr. was treasurer of the Committee to Re-elect the President, Richard M. Nixon's 1972 campaign committee, he was an aide to White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, he resigned from the Committee to Re-elect over ethics concerns related to actions behind the Watergate scandal. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, in their book All the President's Men, portrayed Sloan as one of the few honest men they interviewed. Sloan was born in New Jersey, he graduated with a B. A. from Princeton University in 1963, served in the United States Navy until 1965. In 1965 he worked as a fund raiser for the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee for the Republican National Finance Committee until 1968. In 1968 Sloan served as assistant finance director on the Nixon–Agnew Finance Committee after the election served as a personal aide to Nixon on the Presidential Transition Committee until early 1969, when he joined the White House Staff as an assistant to Dwight Chapin on January 20. Under direction of Chapin, Sloan supervised the mail operation in the appointments office, which included handling all invitations to the president.

He was responsible for staffing and planning White House social functions until early March 1971. That same year he married Deborah Murray and served as a finance/campaign expert for what was the Citizens Committee to Re-Elect the President headed by acting director Jeb Magruder; the organization was renamed to Committee for Re-Election of the President, with Sloan as its treasurer. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said that Mark Felt told them that Sloan knew nothing about the Watergate burglary or how the money he disbursed was used. Sloan resigned when he found out what the White House Plumbers were up to and became a source for Woodward and Bernstein. Sloan was not identified by name in their Washington Post stories about the Watergate scandal but was in their book about their reporting of it, All the President's Men, in which he was portrayed as one of the few honest men they interviewed. Sloan subsequently became a trustee of Princeton University. Since 1985 he has been a director of the Manulife Financial Corporation, a Canadian-based financial services group.

From 1998 to 2008 he was deputy chairman of Woodbridge Foam, a supplier of urethane technologies to the automotive industry. Sloan is a director of Wescast Industries, an automotive supplier whose stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Stephen Collins portrayed Sloan in Alan J. Pakula's 1976 film All the President's Men. Manulife Financial Corporate profile Forbes corporate profile

2016 United States presidential election in Arizona

The 2016 United States presidential election in Arizona was won by Donald Trump on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Arizona voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. On March 22, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Arizona voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Green parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote, except in presidential elections. Six candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot: Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton Rocky De La Fuente Martin O'Malley Henry Hewes Michael Steinberg Detailed results per congressional district Fourteen candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot: Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted Cruz Carly Fiorina Lindsey Graham Mike Huckabee John Kasich George Pataki Rand Paul Marco Rubio Rick Santorum Tim Cook Donald Trump The Arizona Green Party held its primary on March 22.

Jill Stein won with 82% of the vote, the overall number of voters that took place in the primary saw an increase from 561 in 2012 to 770 in 2016. Only two candidates qualified for the primary: Within a day after the primary election on March 22, 2016, a petition went viral on the White House petitions site asking the Department of Justice to investigate election irregularities in Arizona; the Department of Justice has since launched a federal investigation into the primary. The following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Arizona as of Election Day. Los Angeles Times: Leans Clinton CNN: Battleground Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Trump NBC: Tossup RealClearPolitics: Toss-up Fox News: Leans Republican ABC: Tossup Trump won 5 of 9 congressional districts, including one represented by a Democrat. Clinton carried a district represented by a Republican. Voter Turnout was 77.17% with 2,661,497 ballots cast out of 3,588,466 voters. Donald Trump won Arizona with a margin of 3.5%, a reduced margin from Mitt Romney's 9.03% margin in 2012.

Arizona was among the eleven states in which Hillary Clinton outperformed Barack Obama's margin in 2012 due to an increase in Hispanic voter turnout in southern Arizona, including populated Maricopa County. Maricopa County in particular, went from a 10.69% margin of victory for Romney in 2012 to a 2.84% margin of victory for Trump—one of only three times that a Democrat has come closer to carrying the county since 1964. Indeed, the only closer margin since that time came in 1996, when Bill Clinton lost it by only 2.7%. Clinton came close to winning Yuma County, would have been the first Democrat to do so since the county was separated from La Paz County in the 1980s. Other rural counties, won by Bill Clinton in the 1990s continued to trend in a Republican direction. In terms of percentage of the vote, Trump's strongest support was in the northwest of the state whereas Clinton did best in the southern-central region. Arizona had 11 electors in 2016. All of them voted for Donald Trump for Mike Pence for vice president.

The electors were Bruce Ash Walter Begay Sharon Giese Robert Graham Alberto Gutier Jerry Hayden Carole Joyce Jane Pierpoint Lynch J. Foster Morgan James O'Connor Edward Robson 2016 Democratic Party presidential debates and forums 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries 2016 Green Party presidential primaries 2016 Republican Party presidential debates and forums 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries RNC 2016 Republican Nominating Process Green papers for 2016 primaries and conventions