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Henry Wilson (1812–1875)

Wilson, Henry [Original name Jeremiah Jones Colbath]. A distinguished American statesman; born at Farmington, NH, Feb. 16, 1812; died at Washington, Nov. 22, 1875. He was elected to the Vice-Presidency of the United States in 1872 and died while holding this office. His works are: ‘History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America’ (3 vols., 1872–75); ‘History of the Antislavery Measures of the 37th and 38th Congresses’ (1864); and ‘History of the Reconstruction Measures of the 39th and 40th Congresses’ (1868); besides many addresses and speeches.