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Bingham, George Caleb

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; US Politics; State and Local Government. 2030 words.

Bingham, George Caleb (20 March 1811–07 July 1879), artist and politician, was born on a plantation near South River, in Augusta County, Virginia, the son of Henry Vest Bingham and Mary...

White, John

E. Thomson Shields.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1119 words.

White, John (fl. 1585–1593), painter, was the second governor of the Virginia colony (in what is now North Carolina). Nothing is known of White’s origins; however, he was born probably in...

Wilson, Ellen Axson

G. Kurt Piehler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1205 words.

Wilson, Ellen Axson (15 May 1860–06 August 1914), artist and first lady, was born Ellen Louise Axson in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Samuel Edward Axson, a Presbyterian minister, and...