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Belknap, William Worth

W. Bruce Bowlus.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; US Politics. 1403 words.

Belknap, William Worth (22 September 1829–12 or 13 Oct. 1890), secretary of war, was born in Newburgh, New York, the son of William Goldsmith Belknap, a career army officer, and Ann Clark....

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Bertie, Charles

Stuart Handley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1354 words.

Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d....

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Dern, George Henry

Christopher D. O’Sullivan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; US Politics. 1012 words.

Dern, George Henry (08 September 1872–27 August 1936), secretary of war, was born in Dodge County, Nebraska, the son of John Dern, a pioneer Nebraska farmer, mine operator, and...

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Gage, Sir John

David Potter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; UK Politics; Social and Cultural History. 2114 words.

Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier, was born on 28 October 1479 at Burstow, Surrey, the only son of William Gage of Burstow (d. 1497) and Agnes (d. 1501),...

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Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker

Ian F. W. Beckett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Warfare and Defence. 1113 words.

Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser, was born at Malcolm Cottage, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, on 12 April 1916, the son of Canon (William)...

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