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Encyclopedia > Orville H. Platt

Orville Hitchcock Platt (July 19, 1827 - April 21, 1905) was a United States Senator from Connecticut. Born in Washington, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and graduated from the Gunnery Academy in Washington. He studied law in Litchfield, and was admitted to the bar in 1850, commencing practice in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He moved to Meriden, Connecticut in 1850 and continued to practice law. He was clerk of the State senate in 1855 and 1856, secretary of state of Connecticut in 1857, and a member of the State senate in 1861 and 1862. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1864 and 1869, and served as speaker in the latter year. July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... Washington is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Litchfield is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Towanda is a borough located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... A clerk can be someone who works in an office and whose duties include record-keeping or correspondence. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... The word speaker has a number of uses: In politics the Speaker is the presiding officer in many legislative bodies. ...

Platt was state's attorney for New Haven County, 1877 to 1879, and was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1879. He was reelected in 1885, 1891, 1897 and 1903, and served from March 4, 1879, until his death. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Patents (Forty-seventh through Forty-ninth and Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses) and a member of the Committees on Pensions (Forty-seventh Congress), Territories (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses), Cuban Relations (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-eighth Congresses), and the Judiciary (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses). Platt died in Meriden, and was interred in Washington, Connecticut in the Cemetery on the Green. New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and...

The Platt Amendment, which governed U.S. relations with Cuba from 1901 to 1934, was named for Sen. Platt. The Platt Amendment was a rider appended to the Army Appropriations Act, a United States federal law passed in March 1901. ...

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 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 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...



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