FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > William Brownlow

William Gannaway Brownlow (August 29, 1805 - April 29, 1877) was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. Serving during Reconstruction following the American Civil War, Brownlow was strongly pro-Union and is considered one of the state's most hated governors.


Brownlow's election as governor is regarded by many as having been rigged. The South had just surrendered, much of the state had been under a Union military occupation government, and there was still much confusion. As ex-Confederate soldiers and Confederate sympathizers were barred from voting, most of the electorate was confined to the eastern part of the state, where there had never been much slavery practiced and secession was generally never popular or accepted.


Tennessee was not officially readmitted to the union until July 2, 1866; even then it was the first ex-Confederate state to be officially readmitted. Brownlow was re-elected by a still-reduced electorate in 1867; he resigned in February, 1869 to accept election to the United States Senate by the state legislature, the method used prior to the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment.


Also known as "Parson" Brownlow or "The Fighting Parson", he made his way to East Tennessee as a travelling (itenerant) Methodist preacher. He travelled from town to town, giving fire and brimstone speeches to anyone who would listen. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, given his ardent pro-Union views, Brownlow was also an equally-ardent white supremacist and a supporter of slavery.


He was responsible for the current seal of Tennessee.


He published the Knoxville Whig, an anti-secession pro-Union Whig newspaper in Knoxville, TN.

Preceded by :
E. H. East
Governors of Tennessee Succeeded by:
Dewitt Clinton Senter

  Results from FactBites:
 
AllRefer.com - William Gannaway Brownlow (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia (267 words)
William Gannaway Brownlow[broun´lO] Pronunciation Key, 1805–77, U.S. politician, governor of Tennessee (1865–69), known as the "Fighting Parson," b.
Wythe co., Va. Brownlow won a large following in E Tennessee as an itinerant preacher, editor of the Jonesboro Whig, and, after 1849, editor of the influential Knoxville Whig.
In Oct., 1861, his paper was suppressed by the Confederates, and Brownlow was imprisoned until Mar., 1862.
William Gannaway Brownlow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (319 words)
William Gannaway Brownlow (August 29, 1805 - April 29, 1877) was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875.
Brownlow's election as governor is regarded by many as having been rigged.
Brownlow was re-elected by a still-reduced electorate in 1867; he resigned in February, 1869 to accept election to the United States Senate by the state legislature, the method used prior to the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m