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.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; includes portrait and bibliography
Party: Adams; Anti-Jacksonian; Whig
...a Representative from New Hampshire and a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Salisbury, N.H. ... graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1801 ... moved to Boston, Mass., in 1816; achieved national fame as counsel representing Dartmouth College before the United States Supreme Court in the Dartmouth College case 1816-1819; delegate to the Massachusetts State constitutional convention in 1820 ... appointed Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore and served from July 22, 1850, until his death ...
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Webster's works and to a selected quotation
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; over 80 books, articles and other material about Webster dating from the 1850s to the present
Condensed from speech before the U.S. House of Representatives, given in opposition to bill proposing conscription during the War of 1812, reprinted in Left and Right in 1965, during the Vietnam War
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