FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
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Encyclopedia > Richard Barnes Mason

Richard Barnes Mason (1797–July 25, 1850) was a military governor of California before it became a U.S. state, from May 31, 1847 until April 13, 1849.

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Richard Barnes Mason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Richard Barnes Mason (January 16, 1797 – July 25, 1850) was a career officer in the United States Army and the military governor of California before it became a U.S. state.
Mason was commissioned into the Army in 1817 and served in the 1st U.S. Infantry during the Black Hawk War.
Mason died at Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, Missouri, in 1850.
George Mason (2888 words)
Colonel Mason owned estates on both the Maryland and the Virginia side of the Potomac, and he was living on one of his plantations in Charles county, Maryland, when he was drowned while crossing that river.
Mason was defeated in the convention, and when the instrument was completed he declined to sign it.
Mason is referred to by Thomas Jefferson as "a man of the first order of wisdom, of expansive mind, profound judgment, cogent in argument, learned in the lore of our former constitution, and earnest for the republican change on democratic principles."
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