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Republican party

(Encyclopedia) Republican party, American political party. Origins and Early Years The name was first used by Thomas Jefferson's party, later called the Democratic Republican party or, simp...

National Republican party

(Encyclopedia) National Republican party, in U.S. history, a short-lived political party opposed to Andrew Jackson . In the election of 1828, which Jackson won overwhelmingly, some of the supporters of ...

Liberal Republican party

(Encyclopedia) Liberal Republican party, in U.S. history, organization formed in 1872 by Republicans discontented at the political corruption and the policies of President Grant 's first administration....

standpatters

(Encyclopedia) standpatters, in U.S. history, term used early in the 20th cent. to designate conservatives in the Republican party as against the Insurgents or progressive Republicans. The term is said...

Foot, Solomon

(Encyclopedia) Foot, Solomon, 1802–66, U.S. Senator from Vermont (1851–66), b. Cornwall, Vt. He taught school, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1831. Foot served several terms in the state legi...

Brown, Benjamin Gratz

(Encyclopedia) Brown, Benjamin Gratz, 1826–85, U.S. Senator (1863–67) and governor of Missouri (1871–73), b. Lexington, Ky. An able lawyer in St. Louis, Brown was a leader in the Free-Soil movement in M...

MacVeagh, Isaac Wayne

(Encyclopedia) MacVeagh, Isaac Wayne məkvā´ [key], 1833–1917, American political figure, U.S. Attorney General (1881), b. Chester co., Pa. A lawyer, he was the son-in-law of Simon Cameron, Republican bo...

Van Devanter, Willis

(Encyclopedia) Van Devanter, Willis văn dēvăn´tər [key], 1859–1941, American jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910–37), b. Marion, Ind. He practiced law (1881–84) in Indiana an...

Yates, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Yates, Richard, 1815–73, American political leader, b. Warsaw, Ky. He studied law and became a lawyer and Whig politician in Jacksonville, Ill. A state legislator (1842–46, 1848–50) and U...

Bayard, James Asheton

(Encyclopedia) Bayard, James Asheton, 1799–1880, U.S. Senator from Delaware (1851–64, 1867–69), b. Wilmington, Del.; son of James Asheton Bayard (1767–1815). His Unionist sentiments led him int...