Great Leaders and National Issues of 1896; Containing the Lives of the Republican and Democratic Candidates for President and Vice-President, Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men of All Parties ... Famous Campaigns of the Past,

Great Leaders and National Issues of 1896; Containing the Lives of the Republican and Democratic Candidates for President and Vice-President, Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men of All Parties ... Famous Campaigns of the Past,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... Coast. He lived eight years in Washington city, twelve years in New York city during the winters, spending the summers in his adopted State of West Virginia, where he now resides in the town bearing his name. Having lived in the East and in the West, he knows both sections and their people as no other man in public life. Mr. Blaine once said that Mr. Elkins knew more men and had a wider acquaintance than any other man in the country. He served as member of the Legislature, Attorney-General and United States Attorney for New Mexico. He has been a member of Con STEVEN B. ELKINS. ARTHUR P. GORMAN. Senator from West Virginia. Senator from Maryland. gress, served in the Cabinet, and is now a Senator of the United States. Senator Elkins was a member of the Republican National Committee for twelve years, and a notable figure in four national conventions. He was the ardent personal friend of Mr. Blaine, and he is the trusted friend_of ex-President' Harrison. As a Lawyer. Mr. Elkins is a lawyer by profession. Judge Thurman once wrote Judge Edmunds, when they were both serving in the Senate and Mr. Elkins in the House, that he was one of the able lawyers of the country. He practiced law with success until 1879, when he gave up the profession and went into general business in the East, and became conspicuously identified with the development of the resources of West Virginia. His railroad, financial and other business interests bring him into close touch with the leading business men of the country, which gives him a large acquaintance with capitalists and knowledge of financial methods. Active Interest. In 1880 he invested in coal and timber lands in West Virginia, and, with others, began the building of railroads through the State to...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679382X
  • 9781236793829