Henry R. Pease

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Henry Roberts Pease
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
February 3, 1874 March 4, 1875
Preceded by Adelbert Ames
Succeeded by Blanche K. Bruce
Personal details
Born(1835-02-19)February 19, 1835
Winsted, Connecticut
DiedJanuary 2, 1907(1907-01-02) (aged 71)
Watertown, South Dakota
Resting place Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Teacher, Editor, Publisher
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United States (1863-1865).svg United States
Branch/service Seal of the United States Board of War and Ordnance.svg Union Army
Rank Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
Battles/wars American Civil War

Henry Roberts Pease (February 19, 1835 January 2, 1907) was a United States Senator from Mississippi.

Mississippi U.S. state in the United States

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.


Life and politics

Born in Winsted, Connecticut, he received a normal-school training, engaged in teaching from 1848 to 1859, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Washington, D.C. During the Civil War he entered the Union Army as a private in 1862 and attained the rank of captain; he was superintendent of education of Louisiana while that State was under military rule and was appointed superintendent of education of freedmen in Mississippi in 1867. In 1869 he was elected State superintendent of education of Mississippi, and was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Adelbert Ames and served from February 3, 1874, to March 4, 1875; he was not a candidate for reelection. In 1875, he was postmaster of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and he established and edited the Mississippi Educational Journal.

Winsted, Connecticut CDP in Connecticut, United States

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Pease moved to Dakota in 1881 and settled in Watertown (now South Dakota) where he was receiver of the United States land office there from 1881 to 1885. From 1895 to 1896 he served one term as a member of the South Dakota Senate, representing Marshall and Roberts Counties. He died in Watertown in 1907; interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Dakota Territory territory of the USA between 1861-1889

The Territory of Dakota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1861, until November 2, 1889, when the final extent of the reduced territory was split and admitted to the Union as the states of North and South Dakota.

Watertown, South Dakota City in South Dakota, United States

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South Dakota Senate senate

The Senate is the upper house of the South Dakota State Legislature. It is made up of 35 members, one representing each legislative district, and meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Adelbert Ames
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
February 3, 1874 March 4, 1875
Served alongside: James L. Alcorn
Succeeded by
Blanche K. Bruce