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Encyclopedia > Matthew H. Carpenter
Senator Matthew Carpenter
Senator Matthew Carpenter

Matthew Hale Carpenter, born Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter, (December 22, 1824 - February 24, 1881) was a member of the Republican Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1869 - 1875 and again from 1879 - 1881. Image File history File links SenatorMatthewCarpenter. ... Image File history File links SenatorMatthewCarpenter. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Carpenter was born in Moretown, Vermont. He served as District Attorney of Rock County, Wisconsin, from 1850 - 1854. He was originally a member of the Democratic Party until the start of the Civil War. While in the United States Senate, he served as the President pro tempore during the 43rd Congress.Carpenter died in Washington, D.C.,while in office and was buried at Forrest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Moretown, Vermont Moretown is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 1,556,678 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  {{{notes}}} The... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is the current President pro tempore of the Senate. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


External links

  • Wisconsin Historical Society biography
Preceded by:
Timothy O. Howe
Class 3 U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
1879—1881
Succeeded by:
Angus Cameron
Preceded by:
Henry B. Anthony
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
March 12, 1873January 4, 1875
Succeeded by:
Henry B. Anthony
Preceded by:
James R. Doolittle
Class 1 U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
1869—1875
Succeeded by:
Angus Cameron
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