|Name||Henry Laurens Dawes|
North Adams, Massachusetts , United States
|| October 30, 1816
|Died||February 05, 1903
Jul 31, 2015 02:08am
|Info||DAWES, Henry Laurens, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Cummington, Mass., October 30, 1816; attended the common schools and received private instruction in preparatory studies; graduated from Yale College in 1839; became a teacher and edited the Greenfield Gazette and the North Adams Transcript; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in North Adams, Mass.; member, State house of representatives 1848-1849, 1852; member, State senate 1850; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; district attorney for the western district of Massachusetts 1853-1857 |
US Representative (R-MA) 1857-1875; chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-seventh through Fortieth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1874
US Senate (R-MA) 1875-1893; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1893; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh through Fifty-second Congresses)
Settled in Pittsfield, Mass.; chairman of the commission created to administer the tribal affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory 1893-1903.
Died in Pittsfield MA 2/5/1903; interment in Pittsfield Cemetery.
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