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William Pinkney
William Pinkney

William Pinkney (March 17, 1764February 25, 1822) was an American statesman and diplomat, and the seventh U.S. Attorney General. File links The following pages link to this file: William Pinkney Categories: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress images | U.S. history images ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 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. ...


Born in Maryland, Pinkney studied medicine (which he did not practice) and law, becoming a lawyer after his admission to the bar in 1786. After some time practicing law in Harford County, Maryland, he participated in Maryland's state constitutional convention. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... In the context of the United States of America, a state constitution is the governing document of a U.S. state, comparable to the U.S. Constitution which is the governing document of the United States. ...


Pinkney served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1788 to 1792 and then again in 1795, and served as a U.S. Congressman from the third district of Maryland in 1791 and from 1815 until 1816. He was mayor of Annapolis from 1795 to 1800, Attorney General of Maryland from 1805 to 1806, co-U.S. Minister to Great Britain (with James Monroe) from 1806 to 1807, and Minister Plenipotentiary from 1808 until 1811. He then returned to Maryland, serving in the Maryland State Senate in 1811, becoming the U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia, along with a special mission to Naples from 1816 until 1818. In 1811 he joined President James Madison's cabinet as Attorney General. The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Categories: | ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an exceptional common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. ... Attorney General J. Joseph Curran. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758-July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A Minister is a true diplomat (not merely consular) accredited by one sovereign state to another who ranks below an ambassador. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Maryland State Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Bay of Naples Naples (Italian: , Neapolitan: Nàpule, from Greek Νεάπολη < Νέα Πόλις Néa Pólis New City) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of the Campania region and the Province of Naples. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American politician and fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). ...


He was a major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and was wounded at the Battle of Bladensburg, Maryland in August 1814. After the War, he served as Congressman from the fifth district of Maryland from 1815 to 1816, and as a U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1819 until his death in 1822. He is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants United States Native Americans United Kingdom, Canadian colonial forces Native Americans First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson Isaac Brock† George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6... The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: | | ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Congressional Cemetery The Congressional Cemetery is a historic cemetery located near the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. It is the final resting place of many members of the United States Congress, most of whom died in Washington while Congress was in session or afterwards when they were too ill to... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ...


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Preceded by:
Benjamin Contee
U.S. Congressman, Maryland's 3rd District
1791
Succeeded by:
John F. Mercer
Preceded by:
James Williams
Mayor of Annapolis
1794–1795
Succeeded by:
Allen Quynn
Preceded by:
Luther Martin
Attorney General of Maryland
1805–1806
Succeeded by:
John Thomas Mason
Preceded by:
Caesar A. Rodney
Attorney General of the United States
1811–1814
Succeeded by:
Richard Rush
Preceded by:
Alexander McKim
U.S. Congressman, Maryland's 5th District
1815–1816
Succeeded by:
Peter Little
Preceded by:
Alexander C. Hanson
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maryland
1819–1822
Succeeded by:
Samuel Smith

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William Pinkney - LoveToKnow 1911 (365 words)
WILLIAM PINKNEY (1764-1822), American lawyer and statesman, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, on the 17th of March 1764.
Pinkney was a remarkably able lawyer and an orator of the old school.
See The Life of William Pinkney (New York, 1853) by his nephew, William Pinkney (1810-1883), who was Protestant Episcopal bishop of Virginia in 1879-1883; and Henry Wheaton, Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Speeches of William Pinkney (New York, 1828).
William Pinkney Summary (2487 words)
U.S. senator and statesman William Pinkney (1764-1822) was notable for his support of the Missouri Compromise, a piece of legislation designed to restrict the advance of slavery that was passed by Congress in 1820.
Pinkney was elected to the U.S. Senate in December of 1819 to fill a vacancy resulting from the death of Senator Alexander Contee Hanson and retained his position in Congress until his death three years later in 1822.
Pinkney served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1788 to 1792 and then again in 1795, and served as a U.S. Congressman from the third district of Maryland in 1791 and from 1815 until 1816.
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