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Encyclopedia > William L. Dayton
William Lewis Dayton
William L. Dayton

In office
July 2, 1842March 3, 1851
Preceded by Samuel L. Southard
Succeeded by Robert F. Stockton

Born February 17, 1807(1807-02-17)
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Died December 01, 1864 (aged 57)
Paris, France
Political party Whig, Republican
Spouse Margaret E. Dayton
Profession Politician, Lawyer

William Lewis Dayton (February 17, 1807December 1, 1864) was an American politician. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,717 × 2,285 pixels, file size: 610 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission (Reusing this image) PD William Lewis Dayton (* 17. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... U.S. Navy collection portrait of Samuel Southard Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842) (son of Henry Southard and brother of Isaac Southard) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 1800s, serving as a U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, and Governor of New Jersey. ... Commodore Robert Field Stockton Robert Field Stockton (20 August 1795–7 October 1866) was an United States naval officer, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Map of Basking Ridge ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) Basking Ridge is an unincorporated area located in Central Northern New Jersey within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... GOP redirects here. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


A distant relation of U.S. House Speaker and U.S. Constitution signatory Jonathan Dayton, he was born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey to farmer Joel Dayton and his wife. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1825 and worked as a lawyer in Freehold Borough. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer—or speaker—of the United States House of Representatives. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Jonathan Dayton (October 16, 1760–October 9, 1824) was an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Map of Basking Ridge ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) Basking Ridge is an unincorporated area located in Central Northern New Jersey within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Freehold is a Borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ...


In 1837, he was elected to the New Jersey Senate, then became an associate judge of the New Jersey Supreme Court the following year. Following the death of U.S. Senator Samuel L. Southard he was appointed to the United States Senate starting July 2, 1842 and was re-elected by the New Jersey Legislature as a Whig in 1845, but lost in 1851, ending his service on March 3. The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The New Jersey Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... U.S. Navy collection portrait of Samuel Southard Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842) (son of Henry Southard and brother of Isaac Southard) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 1800s, serving as a U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, and Governor of New Jersey. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In U.S. presidential election, 1856 he was selected by the nascent Republican Party as their first nominee for Vice President of the United States over Abraham Lincoln at the Philadelphia Convention. Unsuccessful, he served as New Jersey Attorney General until 1861, when President Lincoln appointed him Minister to France, serving in that role from 1861-1864 throughout most of the American Civil War. There, Dayton successfully lobbied the government of Napoleon III not to recognize the independence of the Confederacy or allow it the use of French ports. Dayton died in Paris in 1864 while serving in that capacity. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. Presidential electoral votes by state. ... GOP redirects here. ... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[2] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... The Attorney General of New Jersey is a member of the executive cabinet of the state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... List of United States ambassadors to France : United States Envoys to France Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, Silas Deane (substitued by John Adams in 1778) 1776-1779 United States Ministers Plenipotentiary to France Benjamin Franklin September 14, 1778 - May 17, 1785 Thomas Jefferson March 10, 1785 - September 26, 1789 William Short... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is about the President of the French Republic and Emperor of the French. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... This article is about the capital of France. ... Riverview Cemetery is a cemetery located in Trenton, New Jersey on 870 Centre Street. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ...


His son, William Lewis Dayton, Jr. (1839-1897), graduated from Princeton in 1858 and served as President Chester A. Arthur's Minister to the Netherlands 18821885. Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as the 21st President of the United States. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Sources

  • Republican Campaign Edition for the Million. Containing the Republican Platform, the Lives of Fremont and Dayton, with Beautiful Steel Portraits of Each, 1856 (Boston: John P. Jewett), via Illinois Historical Digitization Projects of the Northern Illinois University Libraries

Northern Illinois University is a public university located in DeKalb, Illinois. ...

External links

  • Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress
  • Photograph of William Lewis Dayton at PictureHistory.com
  • William L. Dayton Papers at the Princeton University Library
United States Senate
Preceded by
Samuel L. Southard
United States Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
1842 – 1851
Served alongside: Jacob W. Miller
Succeeded by
Robert F. Stockton
Party political offices
Preceded by
(none)
Republican Party vice presidential candidate
1856 (lost)
Succeeded by
Hannibal Hamlin
Government offices
Preceded by
'
New Jersey Attorney General
1857 – 1861
Succeeded by
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Charles J. Faulkner
United States Minister to France
1861 – 1864
Succeeded by
John Bigelow

 
 

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