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1723 – He was born on the 5th day of February this year in Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland.   1739 – He attended the Haddington Grammar School, and obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Edinburgh.   1745 – He was briefly imprisoned at Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, which had a long-term impact ..

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1798 – Born on December 20th in in Moravia, Cayuga County, New York. 1850 – Member of Illinois state senate. 1857 – Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. 1860-1861 – Governor of Illinois. 1880 – Died on June 11th in Quincy, Adams County, Illino..

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1747 – Born in Virginia. 1775 – Member of Virginia state legislature. 1796-1799 – He served as the Governor of Virginia.          – Wood County, West Virginia was named in his honor. 1813 – Died on June 16th and was burried in St. John’s Churchyard, Richmond, Virgin..

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1915 – Born in Oakland, California, 1932 – Lionel Wilson spent much of his youth on the playgrounds of Oakland honing his athletic skills. But when he entered Berkeley. 1939 – Wilson, who graduated from Berkeley, received his law degree from UC Hastings 1977 – Went on to become Alameda County’s first black judge and ..

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1812 – He was born on the 16th day of February this year in Farmington, New Hampshire.   1833 – He had his name legally changed by the legislature to Henry Wilson. He moved to Natick, Massachusetts and became a shoemaker.   1841 – He was a member of the state legislature from this year ..

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1742 – The American statesman and jurist James Wilson was born in or near St. Andrews, Scotland, on the 14th of September. 1757 – He matriculated at the University of St. Andrews and was subsequently a student at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. 1765-1767 – He emigrated to America. Landing at New York in ..

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1827 – Born on May 10th in Belmont County, Ohio. 1856 – Married to Ellen Towne Hatch on August 20th. 1863 – Was the Congressman of Minnesota. 1866 – A Republican National Committee for two years. 1881 – He became the United States Secretary of the Treasury and United States Senator from Minnesota. 1889 – ..

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1772 – Born in Bladensburg, Maryland on the 8th of November. 1792 – Wirt was privately educated, studied law and was admitted to the Virginia bar. 1807 – President Thomas Jefferson asked him to be the prosecutor in Aaron Burr’s treason trial. 1817 – President James Monroe named him the ninth Attorney General of the ..

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