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Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009

Author: Mark Grossman
Publisher: Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, this new reference work provides unique coverage of this important political position. It brings together a wealth of information on individual Speakers, the history of the position and its changing role in US politics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Grossman, Mark.
Speakers of the House of Representatives.
Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Pub., 2009
(DLC) 2009279357
(OCoLC)301889253
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Grossman
ISBN: 9781849727044 184972704X 1282242806 9781282242807 1592373976 9781592373970
OCLC Number: 667822741
Notes: Title from e-book title screen.
Includes graphical cross-reference mapper.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 610 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction and Study Guide --
Speaker Biographies --
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg --
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. --
Jonathan Dayton --
Theodore Sedgwick --
Nathaniel Macon --
Joseph Bradley Varnum --
Henry Clay --
Langdon Cheves --
JohnW. Taylor --
Philip Pendleton Barbour --
Andrew Stevenson --
John Bell --
James Knox Polk --
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter --
John White --
John Winston Jones --
John Wesley Davis --
Robert Charles Winthrop --
Howell Cobb --
Linn Boyd --
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks --
James Lawrence Orr --
William Pennington --
Galusha Aaron Grow --
Thomas Stanley Bocock --
Schuyler Colfax --
Theodore Medad Pomeroy --
James Gillespie Blaine --
Michael Crawford Kerr --
Samuel Jackson Randall --
Joseph Warren Keifer --
John Griffin Carlisle --
Thomas Brackett Reed, Jr. --
Charles Frederick Crisp --
David Bremner Henderson --
Joseph Gurney Cannon --
James Beauchamp Clark --
Frederick Huntington Gillett --
Nicholas Longworth --
John Nance Garner --
Henry Thomas Rainey --
Joseph Wellington Byrns, Sr. --
William Brockman Bankhead --
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn --
Joseph William Martin, Jr. --
John William McCormack --
Carl Bert Albert --
Thomas Phillip ONeill, Jr. --
James Claude Wright, Jr. --
Thomas Stephen Foley --
Newton Leroy Gingrich --
Robert Linlithgow Livingston, Jr. --
John Dennis Hastert --
Nancy DAlesandro Pelosi --
Historical Essays --
The Speaker of the House of Commons in England: Formation of the Office --
The Speaker in the Earliest Legislative Bodies in American History --
Difficulty in Studying Early Speakers Using Historical Documents --
The Role of the Speaker in the Impeachments of Three Presidents --
The Office of the Speaker from Frederick Muhlenberg to David Henderson (1789-1903) --
The Office of the Speaker from Joseph Cannon to Nancy Pelosi (1903-2009) --
The Four Missing Speakers Who Served Less Than a Day --
Five Controversial Elections for Speaker --
1839, 1849, 1855, 1859, and 1923 --
Speaker pro tempore Samuel Sullivan Cox --
Primary Documents: Articles, Letters, and Speeches --
John Rutledge Writes of the Election of Theodore Sedgwick as Speaker, 1799 --
Theodore Sedgwicks Letter: To the Electors of the First Western District, 1800 --
Excerpt from 1903 Biography of Nathaniel Macon on being Elected Speaker, 1801 --
Langdon Chevess Remarks on being Elected Speaker upon Resignation of Henry Clay, 19 January 1814 --
Andrew Stevenson Addresses the House of Representatives on his Election as Speaker, 1827 --
Representative John W. Jones of Virginia Speaks on Slavery, 1835 --
Honorable James L. Orrs Speech on Slavery, 8 May 1850 --
Letters of Representative Edwin Barber Morgan on Speakership Contest of 1855-56 --
Speaker Nathaniel Banks Attempts to Win Free Soil Votes for Presidential Nominee John C. Frmont, 1856 --
Schuyler Colfaxs Letter on the Election of Nathaniel Banks as Speaker, 1856 --
Excerpts from John Shermans 1895 Autobiography: the Controversial Speakership Election of 1859 --
Letters from Robert C. Winthrop, 1872 & 1883 --
Samuel Randall Accepts the Speakership Following the Death of Speaker Michael Kerr, 1876 --
The New Speaker: A Look at Speaker David Henderson, Munsey's Magazine, 1899 --
On the Insurgency Against Speaker Joseph G. Cannon: The Sun of New York, 16-20 March 1910 --
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon's Speech Following the Victory of the "Insurgents," 1910 --
Speaker-elect Frederick H. Gillett's Remarks to the House of Representatives: Congressional Record, 19 May 1919 --
Speaker Nicholas Longworth's Remarks to the House of Representatives: Congressional Record, 7 December 1925 --
Excerpts from a US House History: Collection of Portraits of the Speaker in the US House of Representatives, 1927 --
Speaker Jim Wright Resigns from Speakership and Congress, 31 May 1989 --
Speaker Newt Gingrich's Opening Remarks to the 104th Congress, 4 January 1995 --
Speaker-elect Bob Livingston's Resignation Speech, 19 December 1998 --
Dennis Hastert Becomes Speaker, 6 January 1999 --
Nancy Pelosi's Remarks on Becoming First Female Speaker, 4 January 2007 --
Dennis Hastert Announces his Resignation from the US House of Representatives, 15 November 2007 --
Timeline: 1789 --
2009 --
Appendices --
Appendix A: Years Served in Congress before Election as Speaker --
Appendix B: Individuals Receiving Votes for Speaker, 1863-2009 --
Appendix C: The Presidents of the Continental Congress --
Appendix D: Gains or Losses by the President's Party in Midterm Elections, 1862-2008 --
Appendix E: Speakers by State, with Date of Election --
Appendix F: Majority & Minority Leaders (1899 to the Present) --
Appendix G: Party Distribution in Congress, 1789-2009 --
Photo and Illustration Credits --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Mark Grossman.

Abstract:

Beginning with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, this new reference work provides unique coverage of this important political position. It brings together a wealth of information on individual Speakers, the history of the position and its changing role in US politics.

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