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Encyclopedia > Jacob M. Dickinson

Jacob McGavock Dickinson, born 30 January 1851 in Columbus, Mississippi, died 13 December 1928, was United States Secretary of War under President William Howard Taft from 1909 to 1911. He was succeeded by Henry L. Stimson. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Columbus is a city located in Lowndes County, Mississippi. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Henry L. Stimson Henry Lewis Stimson (September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State at various times. ...

Preceded by:
Luke E. Wright
United States Secretary of War
19091911
Succeeded by:
Henry L. Stimson

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American President (247 words)
Jacob McGavock Dickinson was born on January 30, 1851, in Columbus, Mississippi.
Dickinson graduated from the University of Nashville in 1871, received his master's degree in 1872, studied law for at Columbia University, and furthered his intellectual activities abroad in Leipzig and Paris.
Dickinson was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1874, became president of the Tennessee Bar Association (1889-1893), served as assistant attorney general of the United States between 1895 and 1897, and became legal counsel for various railroad companies between 1897 and 1909.
Jacob. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (237 words)
On the banks of the Jabbok, Jacob wrestled with an angel, received the name of Israel, and reconciled with Esau the next day.
Later, Jacob migrated to Egypt, where he was reunited with his son Joseph.
Jacob died there, but his sons buried him in the family plot at Machpelah.
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