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Henry Laurens Dawes (October 30, 1816 - February 5, 1903) was a United States Senator notable for the Dawes Act. October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the President of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide the arable area into allotments for the individual Indian. ...

He was born in Cummington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Yale in 1839, he taught for a time at Greenfield, Massachusetts, and also edited The Greenfield Gazette. In 1842 he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law at North Adams, where for a time he conducted The Transcript. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1848-1849 and in 1852, in the state Senate in 1850, and in the Massachusetts constitutional convention iii 1853. From 1853 to 1857 he was United States district attorney for the western district of Massachusetts; and from 1857 to 1875 he was a Republican member of the national House of Representatives. In 1875 he succeeded Charles Sumner as U.S. senator from Massachusetts, serving until 1893. During this long period of legislative activity he served in the House on the committees on elections, ways and means, and appropriations, took a prominent part in the anti-slavery and reconstruction measures during and after the Civil War, in tariff legislation, and in the establishment of a fish commission and the inauguration of daily weather reports. In the Senate he was chairman of the committee on Indian affairs, and gave much attention to the enactment of laws for the benefit of the Indians. On leaving the Senate, in 1893, he became chairman of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes (sometimes called the Dawes Commission) and served in this capacity for ten years, negotiating with the tribes for the extinction of the communal title to their land and for the dissolution of the tribal governments, with the object of making the tribes a constituent part of the United States. Dawes died at Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1903. Cummington is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Yale can refer to: Yale University, one of the United States oldest and most famous universities. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA Greenfield is a city located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... North Adams can refer to several places in the United States: North Adams in Massachusetts, North Adams in Michigan. ... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... Charles Sumner Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874), American politician and statesman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The American Dawes Commission, named for its first chairman Henry L. Dawes, was authorized under a rider to an Indian Office appropriation bill, March 3, 1893. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... 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. ...

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HENRY CABOT LODGE (1850-), American political leader and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 12th of May 1850.
He graduated at Harvard College in 1871 and at the Harvard Law School in 1875; was admitted to the Suffolk (Massachusetts) bar in 1876; and in 1876-1879 was instructor in American history at Harvard.
His doctoral thesis at Harvard was published with essays by Henry Adams, L. Laughlin and Ernest Young, under the title Essays on AngloSaxon Land Law (1876).
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