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Adams, John

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 5896 words.

Adams, John (19 October 1735–04 July 1826), second president of the United States, diplomat, and political theorist, was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, the son of John Adams...

Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal

Douglas M. Peers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1946 words.

Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal, was born on 14 January 1773 in Bath, the first of three children of...

Bagot, Sir Charles (1781–1843), diplomatist and governor-in-chief of British North America

Phillip Buckner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1492 words.

Bagot, Sir Charles (1781–1843), diplomatist and governor-in-chief of British North America, was born on 23 September 1781 at Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire, the second surviving son of...

Barclay, Thomas

Malcolm Lester.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1249 words.

Barclay, Thomas (12 October 1753–21 April 1830), Loyalist and British commissioner and consul general, was born in New York City, the son of the Reverend Henry Barclay, rector of Trinity...

Baring, (Charles) Evelyn, first Baron Howick of Glendale (1903–1973), colonial governor and Commonwealth diplomat

Anthony Clayton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2277 words.

Baring, (Charles) Evelyn, first Baron Howick of Glendale (1903–1973), colonial governor and Commonwealth diplomat, was born in Manchester Square, London, on 29 September 1903, the third son...

Bell, Sir Gawain Westray (1909–1995), colonial administrator and diplomatist

A. H. M. Kirk-Greene.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1286 words.

Bell, Sir Gawain Westray (1909–1995), colonial administrator and diplomatist, was born on 21 January 1909 in Cape Town, the only son of William Westray Bell (d. 1946), shipping executive...

Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck] (1774–1839), army officer, diplomatist, and governor-general of India

Douglas M. Peers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 4826 words.

Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck] (1774–1839), army officer, diplomatist, and governor-general of India, was born on 14 September 1774 at Burlington...

Carter, Sir John Gregorio (1919–2005), lawyer and diplomatist

Peter D. Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1010 words.

Carter, Sir John Gregorio (1919–2005), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 27 January 1919 in Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana, the only son and youngest of five children of...

Chapman, Charles (1752–1809), East India Company servant and emissary to Vietnam

P. J. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1082 words.

Chapman, Charles (1752–1809), East India Company servant and emissary to Vietnam, was born on 23 November 1752, son of Charles Chapman (d. c.1796), army officer. After the obligatory...

Cox, Sir Percy Zachariah (1864–1937), diplomatist and colonial administrator

Robert Pearce.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1980 words.

Cox, Sir Percy Zachariah (1864–1937), diplomatist and colonial administrator, was born on 20 November 1864 at Herongate, Essex, the youngest of the three sons of Arthur Zachariah Cox,...

Dana, Francis

Sheldon S. Cohen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1376 words.

Dana, Francis (13 June 1743–25 April 1811), public official, diplomat, and jurist, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Dana, a lawyer, and Lydia Trowbridge. Francis...

Deane, Silas

Louis W. Potts.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2606 words.

Deane, Silas (24 December 1737–23 September 1789), diplomat and politician, was born in Groton, Connecticut, the son of Silas Dean, a second-generation blacksmith, and Sarah Barker. He was...

Durand, Sir (Henry) Mortimer (1850–1924), administrator in India and diplomatist

H. V. Lovett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1266 words.

Durand, Sir (Henry) Mortimer (1850–1924), administrator in India and diplomatist, was born at Sehore, Bhopal state, India, on 14 February 1850, the second son of General Sir Henry Marion...

Foot, Hugh Mackintosh, Baron Caradon (1907–1990), colonial administrator and diplomatist

Lena M. Jeger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1129 words.

Foot, Hugh Mackintosh, Baron Caradon (1907–1990), colonial administrator and diplomatist, was born on 8 October 1907 in Plymouth, the second son and second child in the family of five sons...

Gorst, Sir (John) Eldon [formerly John Lowndes Gorst] (1861–1911), diplomatist and colonial administrator

Peter Mellini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1680 words.

Gorst, Sir (John) Eldon [formerly John Lowndes Gorst] (1861–1911), diplomatist and colonial administrator, was born on 25 June 1861 in Auckland, New Zealand, the eldest of seven children of...

Hamilton, John

Malcolm Lester.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 882 words.

Hamilton, John (1740–12 December 1816), colonial merchant, Loyalist, and British consul, was born in Scotland. Nothing is known of his education. In 1756 he joined his brother Archibald in...

Hardinge, Charles, first Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1858–1944), diplomatist and viceroy of India

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 3851 words.

Hardinge, Charles, first Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1858–1944), diplomatist and viceroy of India, was born at Dufferin Lodge, Highgate, Middlesex, on 20 June 1858, the second son of...

Howe, Sir Robert George (1893–1981), diplomatist and colonial governor

Peter Woodward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1352 words.

Howe, Sir Robert George (1893–1981), diplomatist and colonial governor, was born at 96 Carrington Street, Derby, on 19 September 1893, the son of Herbert Harry Howe, a railway fireman, and...

Humphrys, Sir Francis Henry (1879–1971), colonial administrator and diplomatist

Peter Sluglett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 873 words.

Humphrys, Sir Francis Henry (1879–1971), colonial administrator and diplomatist, was born in Beatrice Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, on 24 April 1879, the eldest son of the Revd Walter...

Hunt, Sir Rex Masterman (1926–2012), diplomatist and colonial governor

David Tatham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2377 words.

Hunt, Sir Rex Masterman (1926–2012), diplomatist and colonial governor, was born at 3 Moore Street, Redcar, Yorkshire, on 29 June 1926, the third of four sons of Henry William Hunt...