Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 (Dodo Press)
by George W Julian (9781409905073)

Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 (Dodo Press)
 
George W Julian
Release Date: 01 October 2008
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Category: History
ISBN: 9781409905073
ISBN-10: 1409905071



George Washington Julian (1817-1899) was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer and writer from Indiana. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced out of Greenfield, Indiana. He started to take part in politics and was elected a Whig to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1845. Julian, who was raised a Quaker, started to question slavery. He helped find the Free Soil Party in 1848. He was a delegate to the convention in Buffalo, New York and the same year was elected to the United States House of Representatives, thirty-first congress. He was the chairman of the Committee on Public Lands 1863 to 1871 and chairman of the Expenditures in the Navy Department 1865 to 1867. Afterwards, he settled in Irvington, Indiana and focused on literary pursuits, writing for magazines and newspapers. His works include: The Rebellion, The Mistakes of the Past, The Duty of the Present (1863), Sale of Mineral Lands (1865), Suffrage in the District of Columbia (1866), Regeneration Before Reconstruction (1867), Speeches on Political Questions (1872), Political Recollections (1884) and The Life of Joshua R. Giddings (1892).

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