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Frelinghuysen, Theodore (28 March 1787–12 April 1862), lawyer, politician, and educator, was born in Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, into one of New Jersey’s most prominent families. His great-grandfather, Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, participated prominently in the eighteenth-century religious movement known as the “Great Awakening”; his father, Frederick Frelinghuysen, served as a captain of artillery at the battles of Trenton and Monmouth and later was a Federalist U.S. senator. His mother, Gertrude Schenck, died when he was a boy, and the chief feminine influences in young Theodore’s life were his stepmother, Ann Yard, and his paternal grandmother, Dinah Frelinghuysen, both women of strong Christian convictions. His education prepared him for the kind of leadership expected of his social class: the Reverend Robert Finley’s Academy at Basking Ridge, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) class of 1804, and law study with ...

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Hadley, Herbert Spencer (20 February 1872–01 December 1927), politician, lawyer, and educator, was born in Olathe, Kansas, the son of John Milton Hadley and Harriett Beach, farmers. He earned an A.B. in 1892 from the University of Kansas and an LL.B. in 1894 from Northwestern University. In 1901 he married Agnes Lee; they had three children....

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Mills, Elijah Hunt (01 December 1776–05 May 1829), lawyer, educator, and politician, was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Benjamin Mills and Mary Hunt. The youngest of five children, Mills was orphaned before he was ten. He moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, and was adopted by his maternal uncle Elijah Hunt. Mills was schooled by private tutors before attending Williams College, from which he graduated in 1797. Returning to Northampton, he read the law, was admitted to the bar in 1803, and served as the town clerk from 1804 to 1814. Mills married twice: the first time in 1802 to Sarah Hunt, who died soon after their wedding, and the second time in 1804 to Harriette Blake, with whom he had seven children....