Congressional Directory

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1871

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Page 70 - The original building was finally completed in 1827. Its cost, including the grading of the grounds, alterations, and repairs, up to 1827, was $2,433,844.13.
Page 25 - Ohio, in 1824 ; pursued his academic studies at Huron Institute, Milan, Ohio, and graduated in 1842 at Western Reserve College ; was employed in the geological survey and mineral explorations of the Lake Superior copper and iron regions in...
Page 26 - United States Army, at the close of the war, for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the rebellion; was appointed provisional governor of Mississippi, June 15, 1868; was appointed to the command of the Fourth Military District, (Department of Mississippi. ) March...
Page 50 - 55, '57, '58, and '59, serving three years as Speaker; was a member of the State Senate, and its Presiding Officer pro tempore, in 1861 and 62; was appointed to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot, and took his seat April 5, 1866...
Page 17 - Missouri house of representatives in 1860-61 ; was a member of the house of representatives of the Confederate congress for two years and a member of the Confederate senate for one year; was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat, in the place of James Shields, Democrat (who had been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis V. Bogy, Democrat); took his seat March 18, 1879; was reelected in 1885, 1890, and 1897.
Page 70 - Rotunda is 97 feet 6 inches in diameter, and its height from the floor to the top of the canopy is 180 feet 3 inches.
Page 41 - War in 1861, organizing the Union armies and initiating the arming of colored men; he resigned when appointed minister plenipotentiary to Russia in 1862; was elected to the United States Senate in 1845, serving until 1849, and was re-elected in 1857 for the term ending in 1863, but resigned in 1861 ; was again re-elected as a Union Republican to succeed Edgar Cowan, Democrat, and took his seat in 1867.
Page 12 - Illinois with his parents when quite young; studied law, and on coming to the bar in 1854, settled at Rock Island; in 1856 he was elected State's attorney, serving four years; in 1861 he entered the Union Army as captain, and took an active part in the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson, receiving injuries in the last engagement which made it necessary for him to retire from military duty in 1862 ; in 1865 he was appointed by President Lincoln postmaster of Rock Island, and removed the year following...
Page 19 - Representative Districts of the parish of Orleans, and the parishes of Jefferson, St. Charles, St John the Baptist, St. James, Lafourche and Terrebonne.
Page 70 - The entire weight of iron used is 8,909,200 pounds. The main building is three hundred and fifty-two feet four inches long in front and one hundred and twenty-one feet six inches deep, with a portico one hundred and sixty feet wide, of twenty-four columns on the east, and a projection of eighty-three feet on the west, embracing a recessed portico of ten coupled columns. The extensions are placed at the north and south ends of the main building, with connecting corridors forty-four feet long by fifty-six...

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