Ridpath's History of the World; Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginnings of Civilization to the Present Time, Comprising the Development of Social Institutions and the Story of Volume 7

Ridpath's History of the World; Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginnings of Civilization to the Present Time, Comprising the Development of Social Institutions and the Story of Volume 7

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...in hope of saving Mr. Conkling's life; but he succumbed to the fatal malady and the shock of the operation. Roscoe Conkling was born in Albany, New York, on the 30th of October, 1829. After the completion of an academic course of study, he went as a student of law to Utica, in 1846. On reaching his majority he was admitted to the bar, and was soon afterward appointed to the office of County Attorney. From the beginning of his career his great talents and remarkable force of character were manifest. He made a profound impression, first upon the local, and then upon the general, society of New York. In 1858 he was mayor of Utica, and in the same year was sent to the National House of Representatives. He had already become an able politician, and was soon recognized as the leader of the Republican MORRISON R. WAITB. party in his native State. His rise was rapid, and his influence became marked in the affairs of the Government. He served for six years in the Lower House, and in 1866 was elected to the Senate. In that body he aspired to leadership, and gradually attained it, though not without many struggles and contests with the great men of the epoch. He was twice reelected Senator--in 1872, and 1878; but in his third term, namely, in 1881, he found himself in such relations with the Garfield Administration as induced him to resign his seat. This step was regarded by many as the mistake of his political life. At any rate, he failed of a reelection, the Administration party getting control of the Legislature of New York, and sending another in his place. After that date, Mr. Conkling retired to private life, and took up with the greatest success the practice of his profession in New York City. Roscoe Conkling was a man of the highest. courage...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749774
  • 9781236749772