Nineteenth century American politician, noted for his oratory skills
Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster (18 January 18 1782 – 24 October 1852) was an American politician who represented New Hampshire (1813-1817) and Massachusetts (1823-1827) in the United States House of Representatives; served as a Senator from Massachusetts (1827-1841, 1845-1850); and was the United States Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison (1841), John Tyler (1841-1843), and Millard Fillmore (1850-1852). He and James G. Blaine are the only people to serve as Secretary of State under three presidents. Webster also sought the Whig Party nomination for President in 1836, 1840 and 1852.

Born

18 Jan 1782, in Salisbury, New Hampshire

Died

24 Oct 1852, in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Biography

WEBSTER, Daniel - Biographical Information
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Web Pages

James Mill - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Webster's works and to a selected quotation
"Daniel Webster was elected to Congress as a Federalist and served in the House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817. He was a prominent opponent of the Republican embargo and the War of 1812 and was elected to the House of Representatives from Boston, serving from 1823 to 1827, and then to the Senate in 1827. He opposed the protective tariff from 1816 to 1824 but voted for the tariff act of 1828. Webster supported Andrew Jackson in the nullification crisis, and opposed him on policy toward the Bank of the United States."

Bibliography

WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852) Bibliography
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Writings

On Conscription [PDF], 9 Dec 1814
Speech before the U.S. House of Representatives
"The administration asserts the right to fill the ranks of the regular army by compulsion. ... A military force cannot be raised, in this manner, but by the means of a military force. If administration has found that it can not form an army without conscription, it will find, if it venture on these experiments, that it can not enforce conscription without an army."
Related Topic: Militarism

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