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Francis Preston Blair (April 12, 1791October 18, 1876), American journalist and politician, was born at Abingdon, Virginia. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Abingdon is a town located in Washington County, Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...


Blair moved to Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania University in 1811, took to journalism, and was a contributor to Amos Kendall's paper, the Argus, at Frankfort. In 1830, having become an ardent follower of Andrew Jackson, he was made editor of the Washington Globe, the recognized organ of the Jackson party. In this capacity, and as a member of Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet", he long exerted a powerful influence; the Globe was the administration organ until 1841, and the chief Democratic organ until 1845; Blair ceased to be its editor in 1849. State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Transylvania University is a private liberal arts college located in Lexington, Kentucky with approximately 1,100 students. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Amos Kendall (1789-1869), American journalist and statesman, b. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Order: 7th President Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829-1832) Martin Van Buren (1833-1837) Term of office: March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1837 Preceded by: John Quincy Adams Succeeded by: Martin Van Buren Date of birth: March 15, 1767 Place of birth: Waxhaws area of North Carolina Date of... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The Kitchen Cabinet was an informal group of unofficial advisers that U.S. President Andrew Jackson consulted in place of his official Cabinet. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1848 he actively supported Martin Van Buren, the Free Soil candidate, for the presidency, and in 1852 he supported Franklin Pierce, but soon afterwards helped to organize the new Republican party, and presided at its preliminary convention at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in February 1856. He was influential in securing the nomination of John C. Frémont at the June convention (1856), and of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States. ... The Free Soil Party was a short-lived political party in the United States organized in 1848 that petered out by about 1852. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Franklin Pierce ( November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th ( 1853- 1857) President of the United States, and the first president to be born in the 19th century. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 County Allegheny County Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont ( January 21, 1813– July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th (1861–1865) President of the United States, and the first president from the Republican Party. ... The 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, nominated former U.S. Representative Abraham Lincoln for President and Maine Senator Hannibal Hamlin for Vice-President. ...


After Lincoln's re-election in 1864 Blair thought that his former close personal relations with the Confederate leaders might aid in bringing about a cessation of hostilities, and with Lincoln's consent went unofficially to Richmond and induced President Jefferson Davis to appoint commissioners to confer with representatives of the United States. This resulted in the futile "Hampton Roads Conference" of the 3rd of February 1865. After the Civil War Blair became a supporter of President Andrew Johnson's reconstruction policy, and eventually rejoined the Democratic party. He died at Silver Spring, Maryland, on the 18th of October 1876. Summary The election of 1864 was conducted in the middle of the Civil War, and as such the Confederate states did not participate. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Richmond is the capital of Virginia, a state (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808–December 6, 1889) was an American soldier and politician. ... On February 3, 1865, near Fort Monroe aboard a ship, the River Queen, President Lincoln and Secretary Seward, representing the United States government, met with Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, Senator M. T. Hunter, and Assistant Secretary of War John A. Campbell, representing the Confederate States of America. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Silver Spring is an urbanized, but unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admittance into...


Blair had two sons, Montgomery Blair (1813–1883), and Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (1821–1875), who were also prominent in American politics. Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813–July 27, 1883), son of Francis Preston Blair and elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. ... Francis Preston Blair, Jr. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. [1] (http://www.pgdp.net/c/tools/project_manager/downloadproofed.php?project=projectID3eec8bccd1240&fileid=1667872808&state=save_second) The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


 
 

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