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Autobiography of Seventy Years

Hoar, George F.

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1903
Condition: fair Hardcover
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ix, [1], 434, [2] pages & viii, [2], 493, [3] pages. 2 vols. Frontis Illustrations. Appendix. Index. Front board of volume I weak, restrengthend with glue. Top of spine of volume I torn and chipped. Volume II has less spine were and smaller tears. Volume II rear board has some weakness. Erasure residue. His 'Autobiography of Seventy Years', was published in 1903; it first appeared in serial form in Scribner's magazine. In addition to his political career, Hoar was active in the American Historical Association and the American Antiquarian Society, serving terms as president of both organizations. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1853, and served as vice-president from 1878 to 1884, and then served as president from 1884 to 1887. He was a regent of the Smithsonian Institution, and a trustee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Through his efforts, the lost manuscript of William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation (1620-47), an important founding document of the United States, was returned to New England, after being discovered in Fulham Palace, London, in 1855. Hoar was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1901. George Frisbie Hoar (August 29, 1826 - September 30, 1904) was a prominent American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. Hoar was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a member of an extended family that was politically prominent in 18th and 19th century New England. Hoar graduated from Harvard University in 1846, then studied at Harvard Law School. He joined the Republican Party shortly after its founding, and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1852), and the Massachusetts Senate (1857). He represented Massachusetts as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 through 1877, then served in the U.S. Senate until his death. Hoar was long noted as a fighter against political corruption. He argued in the Senate in favor of Women's suffrage as early as 1886. As a member of the Congressional Electoral Commission, he was involved with settling the highly disputed U.S. presidential election, 1876. He authored the Presidential Succession Act of 1886. After the Spanish-American War, Hoar became one of the Senate's most outspoken opponents of the imperialism of the McKinley administration. Bookseller Inventory # 11171

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Title: Autobiography of Seventy Years

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1903

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: fair

Edition: First Edition, First printing.

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