The National cyclopædia of American biography : being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time, edited by distinguished biographers, selected from each state, revised and approved by the most eminent historians, scholars, and statesmen of the day . 88 was the leading candi-date until Benjamin HarrisoQ was nominated, receiv-ing 329 votes on the first ballot and 249 on thesecond. His defeat he believed to be due to Sec.Alger, a

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The National cyclopædia of American biography : being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time, edited by distinguished biographers, selected from each state, revised and approved by the most eminent historians, scholars, and statesmen of the day . 88 was the leading candi-date until Benjamin HarrisoQ was nominated, receiv-ing 329 votes on the first ballot and 249 on thesecond. His defeat he believed to be due to Sec.Alger, a
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The National cyclopædia of American biography : being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time, edited by distinguished biographers, selected from each state, revised and approved by the most eminent historians, scholars, and statesmen of the day . 88 was the leading candi-date until Benjamin HarrisoQ was nominated, receiv-ing 329 votes on the first ballot and 249 on thesecond. His defeat he believed to be due to Sec.Alger, and an estrangement between the two menresulted. In 1890 he lent his name and influence towhat was known as the Sherman silver purchaseact, which directed the purchase of silver bullionand the issuing of treasury notes thereon (themonthly purchase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver beingprovided for). This was a compromise measurewhich he believed necessary to save his party, or, ashe himself afterward described it, a scheme to savePres. Harrison from the necessity of vetoing a freesilver bill. It was generally regarded as the oneblemish upon his Iecord as a financier. In Pres.McKinleys cabinet he was only nominally the headof his department, the duties being performed byAsst-Sec. Day. On account of failing health heresigned April 22, 1898, and was succeeded by Wil-liam R. Day, assistant secretary. He was married.. Aug. 30, 1848, to Cecilia, only child of JudgeStewart, of Mansfield, O. After her death thecare of his household devolved upon his adopteddaughter, Mrs. Mary Sherman Callum. Mr. Sher- man published: Selected Speeches and Reports onFinance and Taxation, 1859-78 (1879); Recollec-tions of Forty Years in the House, Senate andCabinet (1895), and was the author of the chapterentitled, The Single Gold Standard in SoundMoney the Salvation of our National Honor (1896).He died of debility at Washington, D. C, Oct. 23,1900, and was buried at Mansfield, O. SEcCBABY, George Washington

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