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  William Wirt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence.
Born in Bladensburg, Maryland to a Swiss father and a German mother, Wirt was privately educated, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1792.
Wirt therefore waited for a test case to again resolve the constitutionality of the laws of Georgia.
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 Wirt, William   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Wirt was born on November 8, 1772 at Blandensburg, Maryland and died February 18, 1834.
Wirt acted as prosecutor in the conspiracy trial of Aaron Burr in 1807 and served as United States Attorney General from 1817 to 1829.
In 1832 Wirt was the unsuccessful nominee of the Anti-Masonic Party for the Presidency of the United States.
www.wvu.edu /~lawfac/jelkins/lp-2001/wirt.html   (253 words)

  
 William A. Wirt Alumni - The History of William Albert Wirt
Wirt was in many ways the father of modern education and the education this system he built in the city became a national model.
Wirt also incorporated playgrounds into the mix, asserting that physical and social development were important attributes of a well-rounded education.
Wirt's schools were a beehive of activity where children not only learned mathematics, history, and philosophy, but also tended gardens, fed and learned about animals, and acquired demonstrable skills.
www.wirtalumni.com /waw/wirt.htm   (388 words)

  
 Maryland Historical Society Library: William Wirt Papers, 1784-1864, MS .1011 - Finding Aid
William Wirt, widely known as a literary symbol of the Old Dominion, was born November 8, 1772, in the small Maryland village of Bladensburg, near present-day Washington.
Wirt was correctly guessed to be their author, and indeed the ten essays displayed several of his characteristics: skillfully done but not really original; concerned with oratory as a conscious art form; spriteful but a little overdrawn.
Wirt was a nationalist almost self-consciously of the school of 1776; he believed men of dignity and learningandmdash;natural aristocratsandmdash;should rule the nation, and nothing was more distasteful to him than the new political procedures of pandering to the popular whim.
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 William Wirt
The American lawyer William Wirt was born in Bladensburg, Maryland, 8 November 1772, and died in Washington, DC on 18 February 1834.
In 1808 Wirt was elected to the Virginia house of delegates, the only time he consented to serve the state as a legislator.
In 1832 Wirt accepted a nomination by the anti-Masons as their candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and in the election that followed he received the seven electoral votes of Vermont, and a popular vote of 33,108.
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 William Wirt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A lawyer of uncommon ability, William Wirt participated in many of the most important Supreme Court cases of his day.
Wirt had recently completed a term in the Virginia House of Delegates when he sat for this portrait by self-taught Massachusetts artist Cephas Thompson.
Thompson portrayed Wirt in what appears to be a draped Roman toga, possibly a reference to Wirt's skilled oratory as a member of the prosecution during Aaron Burr's trial for treason in Richmond in 1807.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/brush/wirt.htm   (117 words)

  
 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
WIRT, WILLIAM [Wirt, William], 1772-1834, U.S. Attorney General and author, b.
Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817) was his first book to appear under his own name; it presumed to give the text of Henry's speeches.
As U.S. Attorney General (1817-29), Wirt initiated the practice of preserving his official opinions so that they could be used as precedents.
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William Wirt em- ployed free-labor German immigrants in 1833 to work his Micco- sukee plantation, but he found them hard to manage, and they were unable to adapt to the living and working arrangements on the plantation.
Wirt who was then in Baltimore, she replied that she "wanted to be married to this man Noah" and that "she preferred being married at all events."34 Fearing that this situ- ation might affect her work at Wirtland, Elizabeth Wirt gave Betsey permission to remain and marry Noah, a slave belonging to Mr.
Wirt, Goldsborough noted that "it was common practice to invest in slaves."55 William Wirt encouraged his daughter and son-in-law to save money from the labor of their slaves in order to invest in more each year.
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 The Supreme Court Historical Society
Wirt's oratory was of the occasional, as well as the forensic, variety, and he was a natural choice to deliver the congressional eulogy after the strangely coincidental deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on July 4, 1826.
Wirt was a student of the theory of eloquence as well as an able practitioner of the art, producing notable essays on the subject.
Wirt put women on a pedestal, and wrote and published such strong essays asking for improvement in their status that he should be listed as an early and notable advocate of women's rights.
www.supremecourthistory.org /04_library/subs_volumes/04_c01_g.html   (4667 words)

  
 William Wirt (1772-1834)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Wirt, born November 8, 1772, died February 18, 1834, was a lawyer, statesman and author.
A prominent lawyer of the early republic, Wirt was United States Attorney General for twelve years (1817-1829).
In 1803 he published "Letters of a British Spy", in 1804 essays contributed to the Richmond Enquirer were included in "The Rainbow", and in 1811 further essays were included in "The Old Bachelor", one of those contributions, "The Blind Preacher", achieving some popular fame.
law.wlu.edu /faculty/history/brockenbrough/william-wirt.htm   (123 words)

  
 American President
William Wirt was born on November 8, 1772, in Bladensburg, Maryland.
Wirt was also appointed chancellor of Virginia's Eastern District and clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates.
In 1807, Wirt served as prosecuting attorney in the trial of Aaron Burr, and was later appointed U.S. district attorney for Virginia by President James Madison (1816).
www.americanpresident.org /history/jamesmonroe/cabinet/attorneygeneral/WilliamWirt/h_index.shtml   (129 words)

  
 Vintage Catalog | The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company by Charles Royster
William Byrd served the spy's purpose as a striking example of unequal ownership of property in Virginia.
Wirt also knew Robert Lewis, mayor of Fredericksburg, who, with his brothers, was still pursued in court by heirs of Anthony Bacon, onetime associate of their father, Fielding Lewis.
William Byrd measured his trip along the northern margin of the Dismal Swamp from the east side to the west side as 65 miles.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780679753056&view=excerpt   (4060 words)

  
 The Supreme Court Historical Society
And there was the aristocratic William Wirt, who served as Attorney General for 12 years and appeared in nearly every important constitutional case of his day.
To entertain the ladies, William Wirt complained, Pinkney would adopt "his tragical tone in discussing an act of Congress." On such occasions, the belles of the city sat entranced for hours; and when Pinkney finished speaking, the audience in the courtroom arose and dispersed as if the Court had adjourned.
William Pinkney, Ticknor observed, was "a man formed on nature's most liberal scale, who, at the age of fifty, is possessed with the ambition of being a pretty fellow, wears corsets to diminish his bulk, uses cosmetics,...and dresses m a style which would be thought foppish in a much younger man."
www.supremecourthistory.org /04_library/subs_volumes/04_c10_h.html   (3555 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Stephanie Cole on Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Though William retained a few patriarchal prerogatives, the major obstacle the couple faced was that "increasingly demarcated gender roles" collided with higher expectations of mutual love and companionship, and together "undermined the Wirts' attempts to achieve a truly companionate marriage"(3-4).
When William proposed moving his offices away from the home and closer to the capital, he rationalized that it would keep his "dirty clients" from "jostling" her "visiting ladies" (67)--a modern bifurcation between public dirt and private purity if ever there was one.
William's political disappointments (including a failed bid for the presidency in 1832) and family tragedy (especially the death of a favorite child, Agnes) served to bring the couple closer together.
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 Wirt William
Wirt, William (1772-1834) Attorney-General: William Wirt was born on November 8, 1772, in Bladensburg, Maryland.
Wirt was involved with some of the most important cases of the early national period, including McCulloch v.
Wirt died in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 1834.
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 William Wirt Jackson
William Wirt Jackson, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was born at St. Mary's Virginia, July 18, 1860.
Another son of Colonel George Jackson was William L. (1) Jackson, who was the father of General William L. (2) Jackson, who was lieutenant governor of Virginia, a judge of the superior court of Virginia, a distinguished officer during the civil war, and an eminent jurist for many years thereafter.
William Wirt Jackson, son of Governor Jacob Beeson Jackson, has resided in Parkersburg most of his life, and has identified himself with the city's development along many lines of activity.
www.eg.bucknell.edu /~hyde/jackson/WilliamXWirtXJackson.html   (1512 words)

  
 Early History of Wirt County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Wirt County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on January 19, 1848 from parts of Jackson and Wood counties.
William Wirt was born on November 8, 1772 in Bladensburg, Prince George County, Maryland.
William Beauchamp (1743-1808) was the first settler in the county.
www.polsci.wvu.edu /wv/Wirt/wirhistory.html   (531 words)

  
 Wirt, William articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Wirt, William WIRT, WILLIAM [Wirt, William], 1772-1834, U.S. Attorney General and author, b.
Wirt, William Albert WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT [Wirt, William Albert] 1874-1938, American educator, b.
Kimball, William Wirt KIMBALL, WILLIAM WIRT [Kimball, William Wirt] 1848-1930, American naval officer, b.
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 Appellate.net
Throughout his long career as Attorney General, William Wirt was haunted by the spectre of William Pinkney.
Wirt had prepared his case for days; he had compiled a brilliant speech; and he was fully equipped to challenge Pinkney's "papal infallibility." When, however, Wirt arrived at the Supreme Court, he discovered to his horror that he had misplaced his notes.
William Pinkney, Ticknor observed, was "a man formed on nature's most liberal scale, who, at the age of fifty, is possessed of the ambition of being a pretty fellow, wears corsets to diminish his bulk, uses cosmetics and dresses in a style which would be thought foppish in a much younger man."
www.appellate.net /articles/wilpin799.asp   (3561 words)

  
 WIRT MSS.
The Wirt mss., 1899-1957, consist of correspondence and papers of William Albert Wirt, 1874-1938, educator, and of his wife, Mildred (Harter) Wirt, teacher.
The bulk of the material covers the period from 1908 to 1934 while Wirt was superintendent of schools in Gary and when his "Gary System" had become nationally known.
William Albert Wirt), and are concerned with theatrical productions presented in Gary by the schools and by professional companies under the management of Mrs.
www.indiana.edu /~liblilly/lilly/mss/html/wirt.html   (259 words)

  
 William Wirt: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Brief Biographies of Jackson Era Characters (W)
He helped place William Henry Seward in the governership from 1838-1842, and afterwards, accompanied Seward into the Republican party, and supported the moderate anti-slavery man for president.
William Maclure, who clearly saw the failure of New Harmony, was "astonished that everything proceeded so smoothly.
She was accompanied by William Phiquepal D'Arusmont, an unfortunate traveling companion.
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 Inventory of the William Wirt Letters, 1816-1820, 1832-1833
William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829.
William Wirt (1772-1834), lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829.
The letters concern Wirt's book on Patrick Henry (published in 1817) and other writings; his activities as attorney general and arguments before the United States Supreme Court; and family affairs and matters of mutual interest.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/htm/00798.html   (273 words)

  
 Jabour, Anya: Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Wirt practiced law in Virginia and Maryland in the early national period and served as attorney general under James Monroe and John Quincy Adams.
Elizabeth Wirt managed the household and cared for the Wirts' large family during her husband's frequent work-related absences.
Placing the Wirts' marriage in a larger context, she shows how problematic marriage--and the balancing of domestic and childcare responsibilities--could be as well-to-do Americans developed their own cultural and social expectations.
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 IU Northwest: Calumet Regional Archives
William Franz Wirt and former Gary school superintendent Gordon McAndrew donated the William A. and Mildred H. Wirt Papers to the Calumet Regional Archives on September 3 and September 9, 1974, respectively.
Wirt believed that the rapid urbanization occurring in the early twentieth century threatened the rural values necessary for total development of children.
Correspondence, William A. Wirt to William Franz Wirt, 1907, 1910, 1926, 1931-1938
www.iun.edu /~cra/cra_records/cra101.shtml   (4329 words)

  
 cantonrep.com
Wednesday he drove to Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington and climbed into the family crypt of William Wirt, who was U.S. attorney general from 1817 to 1829, the presidential candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party in 1832, and a prosecutor in Aaron Burr's treason trial.
Down in the burial vault, where Wirt and seven relatives were laid to rest, Owsley, 54, hung a lantern on a root that crept through the crypt.
As Fecke tells the story, the caller said he possessed a bizarre collection, owned by a man who'd recently died, of 40 skulls, including that of William Wirt, who was buried in Congressional Cemetery in 1834 after dying of a cold.
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 Amazon.com: Adopted Son: The Life, Wit & Wisdom of William Wirt, 1772-1834: Books: Eugene J. McCarthy,Gregory Kurt ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Though his name is unfamiliar today, in the early years of the 19th Century William Wirt was usually mentioned alongside Daniel Webster as the greatest orator of the day.
As a resident of New Hampshire and High School Guidance Counselor, I became interested in William Wirt because of his involvement in the Dartmouth College Case.
Orphaned at age 7, Wirt was self educated and became a practicing attorney at age 20 in Madison County, Virginia.
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