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Encyclopedia > Samuel Dexter

Samuel Dexter (May 14, 1761May 4, 1816) was an early American statesman who served both in Congress and in the Presidential Cabinet. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ...


Born in Boston, he graduated from Harvard University in 1781 and then studied law at Worcester under Levi Lincoln, the future Attorney General of the United States. After he passed the bar in 1784, he began practicing in Lunenberg, Massachusetts. He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served 1788 to 1790. He was elected to the 3rd Congress by way of the United States House of Representatives and then elected as Federalist to the United States Senate. In December 1799, he memorably wrote the memorial eulogy to George Washington upon the first president's death. Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of Seven Hills Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673  1722 County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ... Levi Lincoln (May 15, 1749–April 14, 1820) was an American revolutionary and statesman who served as a Minuteman at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, a state legislator in Massachusetts, a participant in Massachusetts state constitutional convention, Governor of Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, a U.S. Representative... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Dates of Sessions 1793-1795 The first session of this Congress took place in Philadelphia from December 2, 1793 to June 9, 1794. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... The label Federalist refers to two major groups in the history of the United States of America: (1. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... An eulogy is a funeral oration given in tribute to a person or people who have recently died. ...


He served for less than a year as he was appointed United States Secretary of War by President John Adams in 1800. During his time at this station he urged congressional action to permit appointment and compensation of field officers for general staff duty. Upon Secretary of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott's resignation in December 1800, Adams appointed Dexter as interim Secretary. He then briefly conducted the affairs of the foreign Office and administered the oath of office to Chief Justice John Marshall and declined the ambassadorship to Spain. The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 2nd President Vice President: Thomas Jefferson Term of office: March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801 Preceded by: George Washington Succeeded by: Thomas Jefferson Date of birth: October 30, 1735 Place of birth: Braintree, Massachusetts Date of death: July 4, 1826 Place of death: Quincy, Massachusetts First Lady: Abigail Adams... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... Oliver Wolcott (December 1, 1726–December 1, 1797), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Connecticut. ... The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the Judicial Branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall John Marshall (September 24, 1755–July 6, 1835), Chief Justice of the United States and principal founder of American constitutional law and the Supreme Court of the United States power of judicial review. ...


He returned to Boston in 1805 and resumed practicing law. He left the Federalist party to espouse Republican views on the War of 1812, and he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1814 and 1815. He was an ardent supporter of the temperance movement and presided over its first formal organization in Massachusetts. He died the same year and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. ... Governor of Massachusetts Part the Second, Chapter II, Section I, Article I of the Massachusetts Constitution reads, There shall be a supreme executive magistrate, who shall be styled, The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and whose title shall be -- His Excellency. ... The Temperance Movement (see definition of temperance) was a movement in support of total abstinence from alcohol during the 19th and early 20th centuries. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Mount Auburn Cemetery Mount Auburn Cemetery Hunnewell family obelisk Bigelow Chapel Civil War memorial Founded in 1831 as Americas first garden cemetery, Mount Auburn Cemetery is an Elysium where, traditionally, chaste classical monuments were set in rolling landscaped terrain. ... Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ...


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. ...



Preceded by:
James McHenry
United States Secretary of War
1800
Succeeded by:
Henry Dearborn
Preceded by:
Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
United States Secretary of the Treasury
18001801
Succeeded by:
Albert Gallatin


James McHenry (November 16, 1753–May 3, 1816) was an early American statesman. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Henry Dearborn Henry Dearborn (February 23, 1751 – June 6, 1829) was an American physician, statesman and veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. ... Oliver Wolcott Jr. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Albert Gallatin Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin (January 29, 1761–August 12, 1849) was an American politician, diplomat, and Secretary of the Treasury. ...


 
 

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