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Anderson, Joseph Inslee (05 November 1757–17 April 1837), jurist, U.S. senator, and Treasury official, was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of William Anderson and Elizabeth Inslee (occupations unknown). When not yet twenty, Anderson enlisted in the Continental army as a private and rose to the rank of major by the war’s end. He was regimental paymaster during much of the war, and his experience in that capacity served him well in positions he held later. He was with ...

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McDill, James Wilson (04 March 1834–28 February 1894), U.S. senator and interstate commerce commissioner, was born in Butler County, Ohio, the son of John McDill, a Presbyterian clergyman, and Frances Wilson. As an infant James moved with his family to Hanover, Indiana. After elementary training in the common schools of Hanover, he enrolled in the preparatory department of Hanover College and then transferred to Salem Academy in Ohio. He pursued a college education at Miami University in Ohio, where future president ...

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Tiffin, Edward (10 or 19 June 1766–09 August 1829), first governor of Ohio, U.S. senator, and first commissioner of the General Land Office, was born in Carlisle, England, the son of Henry Tiffin and Mary Parker (occupations unknown). Tiffin left England with his parents and four siblings in 1783. The next year they settled in Berkeley County, Virginia (now Jefferson County, W.Va.). Edward had begun to study medicine at the age of twelve and may have briefly attended the University of Pennsylvania. He established a practice near Charlestown, Virginia, and became a prominent local figure. From 1795 to 1798 Tiffin served as a justice of the county common pleas court. In 1787 or 1789 he married Mary Worthington, the daughter of a gentleman farmer. The newlyweds became Methodists in 1790, and Bishop ...