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Bouligny, Dominique

Carolyn E. De Latte.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Agriculture and Farming; US Politics. 1085 words.

Bouligny, Dominique (23 August 1773–05 March 1833), soldier, planter, and U.S. senator, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Francisco Bouligny, the lieutenant governor of...

Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett

Michael C. C. Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1767 words.

Burnside, Ambrose Everett (23 May 1824–13 September 1881), soldier and businessman, was born in Liberty, Indiana, the son of Pamelia Brown and Edghill Burnside, a law clerk and farmer. The...

Drake, Francis Marion

H. Roger Grant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 874 words.

Drake, Francis Marion (30 December 1830–20 November 1903), army officer, railroad promoter and executive, and governor of Iowa, was born in the western Illinois hamlet of Rushville, the son...

Engen, Donald Davenport

E. T. Wooldridge.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics. 1196 words.

Engen, Donald Davenport (28 May 1924–13 July 1999), naval officer, test pilot, public servant, was born in Pomona, California, the son of Sydney M. Engen, a stockbroker and later an...

Gadsden, James

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1379 words.

Gadsden, James (15 May 1788–26 December 1858), soldier, politician, and railroad executive, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Philip Gadsden, and Catherine Edwards. He was...

Hampton, Wade

L. H. Roper.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Agriculture and Farming; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1093 words.

Hampton, Wade (1754?–04 February 1835), planter, military commander, and congressman, was born (according to different sources) in either Halifax County, Virginia, or Rowan County, North...

King, William

Joel Webb Eastman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 929 words.

King, William (09 February 1768–17 June 1852), merchant shipper, army officer, and governor of Maine, was born in Scarborough, Maine, the son of Richard King, a merchant and shipowner, and...

Mahone, William

Ethan S. Rafuse.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1213 words.

Mahone, William (01 December 1826–08 October 1895), soldier, railroad executive, and politician, was born in Monroe, Virginia, the son of Fielding Mahone, a merchant, and Martha Drew. After...

McMinn, Joseph

Robert E. Corlew.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Agriculture and Farming; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 936 words.

McMinn, Joseph (22 June 1758–17 November 1824), soldier, planter, and governor of Tennessee, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert McMinn and Sarah Harlan, farmers. He...

Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor

Nuala Zahedieh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 7200 words.

Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor, was the eldest son of Robert Morgan of Llanrhymny, Glamorgan.

Nothing certain is known about Morgan's education,...

Ogden, Aaron

Paul G. E. Clemens.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business and Management; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1367 words.

Ogden, Aaron (03 December 1756–19 April 1839), soldier, public official, and entrepreneur, was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the son of Robert Ogden II, a lawyer, and Phebe Hatfield....

Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor

Gail Saunders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1667 words.

Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor, was born in Bristol, the son of Woodes Rogers (bap. 1650, d. 1706), probably a sea captain, and his wife, Frances (probably n...

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe

Leonard Pitt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; US Politics; Agriculture and Farming. 1305 words.

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe (07 July 1808–18 January 1890), soldier, rancher, and elected official, was born in Monterey, California, the son of Ignacio Alvarado Vallejo, a soldier, and...